Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a strategic consultancy and Certified B Corporation that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways. Her strategic communications work focuses deeply on issues of community— from social justice to sustainability, children’s health, higher education, and workforce development. Carrie is a founding signatory of the #WeTheChange declaration to build business for good, and a founding member of the Purpose Collaborative, a national network of communications thought-leaders and industry experts that work together to provide impactful problem solving in touch with the current needs of today’s purpose-driven businesses. Her signature conversation series, Mission Forward, has featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, MacArthur Fellows, and some of the nation’s most sought-after philanthropy leaders. She is a 2018 Stevie Woman in Business Winner, a 2016 SmartCEO Washington Brava Award winner, a 2015 WWPR Woman of the Year Honoree, and a 2013 winner of PRWeek’s “40 under 40.” She serves on the Board of Trustees for Loyola University Maryland.
More about Carrie: (**Please listen to my conversation with Carrie on the podcast player found at bottom of this page**)
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
I am married, with two daughters, ages 10 and 7. My older daughter and I released our first book this spring, called Adventures in Kindness.
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
I love that I get into issues that are important to me, working with organizations to effect meaningful change, and powering transformative impact on people’s lives through philanthropy, policy, and public communications campaigns.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
True Food Kitchen, Flower Child.
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
About 16 years.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Too many to name.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
New Zealand. Not only is it a beautiful place, but I’ve been so impressed with how their Prime Minister has contained the virus.
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
I don’t really watch TV, but I did love The Americans.
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Well, that’s a broad question. Without any context, I’d simply say, you never know what someone’s going through, so always be kind.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
To travel cross country with my family, stopping at every national park along the way.
Q: What is your go to band when you can’t decide what to listen to?
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Michelle Obama, at her favorite neighborhood spot.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Likely still here as my daughters will still be in school, but coronavirus could change that.
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I started my first business at the ripe age of 12.
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
May 10- the date of my oldest child’s birthday and the day I became a mom.
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
The ocean on a crisp morning; a dewy morning when I’m running before the world wakes up.
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Love, Kindness, Family.
Carrie Fox as a featured guest on the Real Estate, Wine, & More Podcast: