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from http://mixergy.com/ 1030 days ago

After this interview, I bought my wife a beautiful Raven + Lily necklace that’s made out of discarded bullets.

It was created by Ethiopian women who were ostracized by their communities because they have HIV/AIDS. When Raven + Lily’s founder, Kirsten Dickerson, saw the quality of beads the women made from discarded artillery shells that war left on their land, she hired them. Now they work together and turn something that was intended to harm into something that gives hope.

That’s the company’s business model. And I invited Kirsten to talk about how she build it into a successful business.

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About Kirsten Dickerson

Kirsten Dickerson is the founder of Raven + Lily which is a socially conscious lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through design.

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