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A Benefit Purpose-Driven Leaders Should Reconsider

Saturday Spark #42 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO On a recent Tuesday evening, I stepped into Boston’s gorgeous Symphony Hall with throngs of people, plenty of security, and much of the Massachusetts political establishment. The occasion was Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s State of the City address, an annual opportunity to recite accomplishments, announce […]


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WeSpire Impact Report 2019- Building a Better Working World

The start of the decade inspired the team at WeSpire to look back at the outcomes we catalyzed in partnership with our amazing customers over the past year and all-time. Our collective impact is growing tremendously, with over 35% of ALL current users enrolling in 2019 alone. Our platform grew 800% in new users over […]


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How to Get Habits to Stick

Saturday Spark #41 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Starting January 2nd, I ask nearly everyone I meet whether they have set any New Year’s resolutions. About 80% say yes. Nearly all of them are tied to some aspect of personal wellbeing. The most popular are food and diet related goals, from Drynuary to […]


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One Last Spark…For This Decade

Saturday Spark #40 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO The next decade begins in 10 days. 2020 has a certain mystique to it, a year from a future you used to think was way, way far away. It also brings a number of big milestones. Earth Day turns 50, as does a certain writer […]


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Are Your Defaults Optimizing for Good?

Saturday Spark #39 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Have you ever wondered why you have to manually select cold vs. warm water every time you wash your clothes? Cold water is way more cost and energy efficient. Many detergents are formulated for cold water. It is truly one of my pet peeves with […]


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What Can a Hotspot Teach You About Culture?

Saturday Spark #38 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO At 6:15am on a very cold morning in Switzerland this week my plane was stranded on the tarmac. It was unable to take off due to a frozen water line. The proposed solution was to heat the plane as hot as a sauna and then […]


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Do You Know Your Isms?

Saturday Spark #37 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I spend a lot of time with HR leaders of the world’s biggest companies. In the course of those conversations, I’ve seen some great, and not so great, presentations about culture. Netflix’s original, 120-page culture manifesto has been called “the most important document to ever […]


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3 Ways to Be a Better Human, Via an Expert in AI

Saturday Spark #36 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO No Job is Robot-Proof. Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times, kicked off his presentation to 800 corporate sustainability and responsibility executives at BSR19 this week with that pronouncement. He then showed how the opening portion of his remarks was written by a robot. […]


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When They Go Low, You Go High

Saturday Spark #35 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Several years ago, I experienced the terrible feeling of being taken advantage of, for someone else’s financial gain. I had certainly experienced bad behavior before. In one role, I instigated an investigation that charged over 60 employees with theft and their union with racketeering. But […]


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Creating Space for Your Soul

Saturday Spark #34 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Last Saturday, I attended my first TEDx event, nearly 3,000 miles away from Boston in my hometown of Spokane, WA. The catalyst for this trek was the last speaker of the day, my 79 year-old mom. Yes, my mother gave a TedTalk. She’s amazing. Even […]


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What Does Funding Inequity Feel Like

Saturday Spark #33 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I’ve always been comfortable being one of the women in a primarily male environment. I played soccer on a male-dominated team until high school. My MBA class was only 25% women. I work in tech. Getting into these schools, teams, and industries wasn’t easy, but […]


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5 Reasons Why Flexwork Should Be Part of Your Purpose Strategy

Saturday Spark #32 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This past Monday was a “sorta” holiday in Boston. Schools, banks, and government were closed, but many businesses were not. As a worker in a city that has “the worst traffic in America,” the benefits that day were palpable. You got a seat on the […]


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