For many of us, the thought of leaving the corporate world to do something meaningful can be daunting. Our guest speaker for November is Viktoria Harrison, she attended the School of Visual Arts and began her career at SuperFad, a NYC design house. Feeling burnt out by her job as a designer she embraced the unknown and decided to volunteer for Charity Water.
“I started wanting something more. I still believed that design was inherently good…I wanted to apply it to help solve big problems.”
Viktoria's humble beginnings with Charity Water started with handing out flyers in Union Square. Since then, she has been able to combine her passion with design and become the Director of Brand Management at Charity Water.
Charity Water is New York based non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. It was founded by Scott Harrison, a former nightclub promoter who uprooted his life to become a photojournalist for Mercy Corp in Africa. When he returned from his trip, he started Charity Water - an organization which focuses on providing clean and safe water in developing countries around the world. Charity Water is the future of social enterprises, 100% of donations directly fund projects to provide clean water to people in need.
This Meetup is FREE but to show your appreciation for this event you can contribute to our Charity Water funding raising group page to help us reach our goal of $500, which will get 25 people clean water!