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Madison McCormick: Building a Global Community of Brilliant Young Leaders

Madison McCormick: Building a Global Community of Brilliant Young Leaders
Madison: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! I work on this incredible initiative called Rise! Rise is a joint venture between Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15-17, and the benefits include scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more. The nature of this work addresses many challenges. The first is that we recognize that talent is created equally, but opportunity is not. The second is that by supporting these individuals, we are building a foundation for this global community who will themselves address the world's most pressing challenges over their lifetime.

Lauren Gregor: Children’s Fashion That is Convenient, Affordable, and Sustainable

Lauren Gregor: Children’s Fashion That is Convenient, Affordable, and Sustainable
I’m excited to be here, Spiffy - thanks for having me! Kids grow fast. Parents today are spending time and money to keep up with the shopping demand. Solutions that exist today are either convenient, affordable, or sustainable for the planet, but are rarely all three. We are working to provide a convenient solution that helps parents have the clothing they need as their kids grow through sizes. We want to do this while reducing the waste of fashion on our planet. Through reuse models, Rent-a-Romper is disrupting children's fashion and saving parents time and money.