Bag Lady: How I Started a Business for a Greener World and Changed the Way America Shops
An inspiring account of the transformative power of purpose-driven entrepreneurship. Bag Lady is a masterful case study in how to start up a company and use the tools of business to promote a better world. If you want to make a difference in the world but aren’t sure how, grab this insightful book.
“From the first eye-opening pages about the harms of plastic bags, to inspiring stories about finding the confidence to build a climate-friendly business, Bag Lady is a compelling read. With charm and candor, Lisa Foster spells out the important personal and business lessons that helped her overcome impossible odds and succeed.” —Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and award-winning author of Confidence and Think Outside the Building
“Bag Lady leaves readers with useful knowledge and enhanced confidence to step out on their own in a meaningful pursuit.” —Kenneth Cole, Designer and Social Activist
“Today, there is endless opportunity to join the movement for sustainability, and Bag Lady shows you the way!” —Laurie David, producer of An Inconvenient Truth, environmental advocate, and author of Imagine It: A Handbook for a Happier Planet
“Bag Lady demonstrates how a social entrepreneur who commits to a larger purpose can literally change our world for the better. -—Tom Bowman, founder of Bowman Change, Inc., and author of What If Solving the Climate Crisis Is Simple?
“You must read this book.” —Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and CEO, American Sustainable Business Network; co-founder and former CEO, Seventh Generation; Adjunct Professor, Stern School of Business
“This is a book to inspire innovators and idealists alike.” —Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University
“Cheers to Bag Lady! It is a clear and poetic testament to what one person can do.” —Mary Steenburgen, American actress, comedian, singer, and songwriter