Regan Pritzker is an elementary school teacher and mother of three, whose long sought-after quest for work and family balance led her to the unlikely profession of being a long-term substitute teacher at a San Francisco independent school. Mostly filling in for teachers on maternity leave, she is referred to affectionately as their resident “teaching doula." When not teaching, she is active as a school volunteer. She holds a master’s degree in Developmental Education, a Spanish bilingual teaching credential from University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Stanford University. She sits on the boards of the Libra Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to enhancing the human rights movement locally and globally, and co-chairs the Bay Area Advisory Board of New Leaders, working to improve public education through transforming leadership.
Some highlights from Ryan’s interview with Regan include:
Regan’s journey in aligning her family’s impact investing portfolio with their family values and Libra Foundation’s stated mission
Challenging the assumptions & structures of our financial system and traditional investing that have created the problems we’re working to solve
Value systems that prioritize giving that’s motivated, not for personal recognition, but selflessly and discretely elevating the benefit of others
The Working World’s work building a financial cooperative toward regenerating localized self-determination & community-controlled ownership & power through transformative investment
Morgan Simon’s leadership in impact investing through Transform Finance, Candide Group, and her new book: Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change
Centering women & people of color as a locus for transformative systems change through authentic relationship building & learning from Movement Generation’s work toward a just transition
Brendan Martin on Next Economy Now: The Working World's Model Works: Non-extractive Finance with Tailor-made Business Support
Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change by Morgan Simon
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Rhinos Who Surf by Julie Mammano
LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life.
Andrew Baskin, Partner & Executive Producer at LIFT Economy, specializes in regenerative ag-related enterprise and impact investing that advances the health of our soil, food-system, and climate. You can email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan Honeyman is a Partner at LIFT Economy and author of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). You can follow Ryan on Twitter @honeymanconsult or email him email@example.com.