Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 6)
This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.
This episode features a conversation with Melissa Sevy, founder and CEO of Ethik, and Alecia Hart, Strategic Initiatives program manager with the Utah Innovation Center at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.
The company makes positive economic impacts by purchasing handcrafted Ethik products from over 2,500 artisans and partners worldwide. Each order enables craftspeople to maintain important cultural practices and build a brighter future for themselves and their families.
As part of the Economic Opportunity office’s Inspire In Utah campaign, Ethik recently received the designation as one of the 100 Utah Companies Championing Women. Listen as she discusses the organization’s efforts to champion women in the workforce.
Sevy discusses meeting with fellow founders to understand their shared challenges, Ethik’s mission to support women in developing economies with consistent work and fair pay for artisans, and a heartwarming story of women in Uganda receiving their wages and hearing them chant “Today our children will drink milk.” Sevy also advises other organizations implementing women-centric policies and much more.