For our second interview of InkHouse’s Changemaker series, I sat down with long-time friend and 2020 Candidate for Congress (MA’s 4th District) Jesse Mermell. Jesse and I have a history of fighting some social justice battles together and I have learned so much from her about change -- and specifically, about how businesses can be catalysts for change. We talk about her life’s mission -- creating opportunity for people -- the best way to engage in a meaningful way, how companies can “walk the walk” to push real policy change and more. It’s not easy campaigning during a pandemic and virtual economy, but Jesse doesn’t shy away from a challenge. As she puts it, “We are building a plane as we fly.” If there’s anyone who can do it, it’s her.
Beth is the CEO of Inkhouse, which she co-founded in 2007 and has grown into one of the top ranked agencies in the country. Beth’s been recognized as one of the Top Women in PR by PR News, the Top 25 Innovators by The Holmes Report and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Beth believes that shared values, and the freedom to create are the foundations of all meaningful work. She brings this philosophy to building a culture of creative progress at Inkhouse.