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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

Three Things You Need To Know To Succeed In The Future

Tracy Saville, founder of My Swirl by Queentia, is a social entrepreneur who has completely bought in to the idea that the best way to see the future is to create it. She offers three keys to living in the future:

  1. Think people, planet and profit. The most valuable global brands and companies in the new economy will be those built on enlightened and “for the human race” principles; companies operating with authentic triple bottom-line values and culture. To capture the new economy consumer in a climate-crisis world, it will take the world’s companies commitment to new human-centric values.
  2. The world is at a tipping point in its gender inequality. We’re moving past revolution to evolution – from table-leaning to table-building – from fighting to change our male-centric economic and social sandboxes to accomodate women – to using technology and collective feminine influence to create new sandboxes that are built from the values of the feminine lens. This new way forward is collaborative, human-centric, values-based, and multi-purpose and skill-based, that values diversity, uniqueness, labor flexibility, human compassion, and cooperation. This is where we’ll find an acceleration of solutions for the world’s problems.
  3. Women, be yourselves. It isn’t necessary to reshape yourself as a woman in tech or business today. Shaving our edges or making our start-ups look like what Silicon Valley or Wall Street is “used to” may help us sit at some tables, but arguably those tables who can’t get past their own intended or unintended biases won’t help us get to where we’re going either. It doesn’t mean that biases don’t exist. They do. The real tip is to create relationships with the emerging minds and talents that are working in the leading edge of impact investment and technology. That’s where the new ecosystems that value people for their genius and their abilities live.

On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:00 Eastern, Tracy will join me for a live discussion about her three predictions for living in the future she envisions. Tune in here then to watch the interview live. Post questions in the comments below or tweet questions before the interview to @devindthorpe.

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes.

More about My Swirl by Queentia:

Twitter: @QueentiaCorp

My Swirl by Queentia, LLC, a disruptive, global and emotionally intelligent technology platform that converges Community, Collaboration, and Productivity for the first time; designed the way women want their digital and online experiences to be, built to unlock the global women-based economy. Building 3 product editions – a Personal, Business, and Group Edition – My Swirl is set to roll out their products in beta and GS editions between Q3 2016 and Q1 2018 post closing their Series A round of financing in early 2016. With a three-fold business model including re-occurring subscription, product and service, and transaction revenue My Swirl has a highly experienced, women-founded and co-founding team of 6, using a human centric design ethos that respects the one woman, and the cultural, gender, and geographic uniqueness of all people’s real time desires and expectations about their online experiences and what they want out of their lives – personally and professionally. For the first time, her social, business, and productivity will be inside one “mother of all app” artificially intelligent ecosystem that asks us all to meet her where she lives and works, that offers experiences of collaboration, community, and productivity with her and for her connections – male and female – that respect who they are.

Tracy Saville, courtesy of My Swirl

Tracy Saville, courtesy of My Swirl

Tracy’s bio:

Twitter: @tksaville

Tracy Saville is the ‘imagineer’ at the heart of My Swirl and sets the vision and strategic goals for the company. She directs the My Swirl management team with great energy and passion, committed to operating under an enlightened management model with a triple-bottom line (people, planet, profit) approach. Her fellow co-founders possess a strong social impact vision for improving lives and economic outcomes for their customers, employees, partners, and the communities they serve and collaborate with.

She leads a team dedicated to building a new, mindful corporate culture that is in the service of helping people to achieve their goals and aspirations, that helps people live lives of wellness, and helps them fulfill their human purpose, while delivering more relevant and efficient productivity, powering others to do the same in their own companies, families, and communities.

Prior to My Swirl, Tracy served as a key member of the management team for CleanWorld, a leader in anaerobic digestion technology and remains an advising CFO, shareholder of a building products company she owns with her husband. As a lifelong entrepreneur and policy leader, she also served in key influence roles for women, energy, and children during the administrations of California Governors Pete Wilson and Gray Davis. She subsequently founded and developed companies in leadership development, entertainment, publishing, renewable energy technology, and mobile software. In 2015, she was the recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners “Outstanding Women’s Leader” award for her pioneering entrepreneurship of MySwirl.

Tracy holds a BA in Management, an MFA, a Negotiations Certificate for Senior Executives from the joint certificate program administered by Harvard Law School, MIT, and Tufts University, and was a participant of West Point Military Academy’s Global Leadership summit in 2011. She has advised for Angel Hack, Social Venture Partners, Women’s Start-up Weekend, and is a member of the board for TEDx Sacramento. She also advises for California State University Continuing Education programs and teaches as a passion. Mentoring other women will always be a lifelong pursuit.

Her goal is to make My Swirl the most powerful and relevant woman’s brand in the world.

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