#21 - Virginia Tenpenny - Chief Social Impact Officer at Starbucks

Virginia and I have been friends for over two decades. She currently serves as the Chief Social Impact Officer for a little coffee company here in Seattle you may have heard of. As ubiquitous and colossal as Starbucks is, this conversation was a revelation to me as to the intimate, personal efficacy that is possible when an entire cohort is fueled by a purpose higher than themselves. (and caffeine). Virginia and Mark talk about that time she was teaching English in Vietnam on 09/11; her Dad’s military service inspiring Starbucks’ Opportunity For All Initiative and creating equity from the ground up.

Check out Virginia and her work:

Save What You Love with Mark Titus:⁣⁣
Produced: Tyler White⁣⁣
Edited: Patrick Troll⁣⁣
Music: Whiskey Class⁣⁣
Instagram: @savewhatyoulovepodcast
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Creators and Guests

Mark Titus
Mark Titus
Mark Titus is the creator of Eva’s Wild and director of the award winning films, The Breach and The Wild. He’s currently working on a third film in his salmon trilogy, The Turn. In early 2021, Mark launched his podcast, Save What You Love, interviewing exceptional people devoting their lives in ways big and small to the protection of things they love. Through his storytelling, Mark Titus carries the message that humanity has an inherent need for wilderness and to fulfill that need we have a calling to protect wild places and wild things.
Virginia Tenpenny
Virginia Tenpenny
Virginia Tenpenny is an industry leader and pioneer with proven success driving social innovation, designing and implementing social impact agendas at scale, and encouraging long-term thinking to help companies redefine ROI and establish business as a force for good.
#21 - Virginia Tenpenny - Chief Social Impact Officer at Starbucks
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