Episode: ONEHOPE Wine
Air Date: March 26, 2015
How can a simple bottle of wine help change the world? ONEHOPE Wine is a social enterprise that makes an impact by donating half of the profits of every bottle of wine sold to partner causes. Our guest this week is Melissa Lake, Executive Director of ONEHOPE Foundation. She’ll discuss how ONEHOPE Wine has formed partnerships with notable nonprofits that support many distinct and important causes, including breast cancer prevention, Autism research, ending childhood hunger, and more. Melissa will also explain how ONEHOPE is helping other companies to do the same.
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Executive Director, ONEHOPE Foundation
As the Executive Director of the ONEHOPE Foundation and Director of Social Impact for ONEHOPE, Melissa Lake leads one of the world’s first social impact organizations. In her current role, she is responsible for the foundation’s brand, social responsibility, and external nonprofit partnerships. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California, Melissa visited Tanzania where she taught English to 40 kindergarten students. Inspired by this trip, Melissa knew that her true passion in life lies in helping people and contributing to the greater good. This passion led her to graduate with a Masters in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship from New York University. In addition, Melissa spent three years at Google, where she was the assistant to the President of the Americas Operations and the first associate at G