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With Liberty and Justice for All

When we pledge allegiance to the flag and to the republic for which it stands, we are pledging to do the hard work to stay united in spite of our differences. We are pledging to fight for justice, especially when it means we must take to the streets in the face of injustice. And we are pledging to fight for liberty, knowing that no one is free until we are all free.


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The Power of a Porch

This pandemic has illustrated quite dramatically for me the power of a porch. Most importantly, they enable what matters to us when much else is stripped from our lives: connection and community.


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Now is the perfect time to invest in gender equality

Without significant support soon, more women will likely move to part-time work or leave jobs altogether to care for kids.


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Confessions from a Recovering Road Warrior

Before COVID-19, nearly 445 million business trips took place each year. While I do plan to be back on the road at some point soon, I hope we are entering a new era of more mindful business travel.


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Action is the Only Option

Saturday Spark #62 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Before this week, when was the last time you did something to actively combat systemic, institutionalized racism? Reflecting on the tragic murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and the killings of Black people and People of Color throughout our history, prove what […]


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Go Ahead, Launch!

Saturday Spark #61 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Jason Santos is a celebrity chef in Boston, known for his blue hair, frequent TV appearances and mouth-watering food. This week, in probably the worst economy restaurants have ever experienced in modern times, he is starting construction on a new restaurant to open in August. […]


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Practicing Gratitude in a Pandemic

Saturday Spark #60 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I want you to write down, right now, three things you are grateful for in this pandemic, in addition to you and your families health and our front-line workers. (For those of you reading this via email, you can even hit reply and tell me […]


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3 Ways to Address the Mental Health Impact of Covid-19

Saturday Spark #59 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This week, the UN warned about the heavy health toll of Covid-19, but the focus of this message wasn’t on the devastating physical effects of the virus. The focus was on the mental health toll that the pandemic is inflicting. “The COVID-19 virus is not […]


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Slaying the Naysayers

Saturday Spark #58 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This week, I attended the 10-year progress check-in for the strategy of one of the world’s largest companies. At the time an incredibly unusual stance, this company aligned their business strategy with their sustainability strategy. They set audacious goals they had no idea how to […]


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Every Company Should Consider an Employee Assistance Fund

Saturday Spark #57 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO The scope of the Covid-19 economic impact makes your head hurt when you think about it. 30M Americans have filed for unemployment already and the numbers continue to pile up. Economists predict the number could go as high as 32% or 1 in 3 American […]


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We Need a GI Bill for the Covid-19 Era

Saturday Spark #56 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Over 16 million Americans fought in World War II, nearly 11% of the population. On June 22, 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law one of the most successful benefits programs in US history: the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act. It is more commonly known as the […]


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Why Seeing the Himalayas Matters

Saturday Spark #55 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO In the very early days of March, I met with the sustainability leader of a large financial services firm. The company was still open, but had made changes, most notably eliminating all reusable cups, flatware and plates. “I spent years fighting to eliminate disposables to […]


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