Elevating Impact Stories: Molly Lindquist

May 14, 2014 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

Leading up to the Elevating Impact Summit on Friday, June 20 in Portland, Oregon, we’ve invited event speakers, award nominees, and panelists to engage in a stories project. We believe that storytelling is an essential part of effective social innovation. How can we tell stories in a way that generates interest and creates connections? How can we listen to the stories of others with the empathy needed to achieve true understanding? We hope that by sharing the stories of our speakers, or pieces they have written reflecting elements of their journeys, you will learn more about each person, and explore the promise and challenge of social innovation.

In an imaginative conversation with her 21 year old self, Molly Lindquist explores the question “How has my life been different than I imagined it would be?” 


Molly Lindquist, Founder and CEO of Consano is a mom and breast cancer survivor. She founded Consano after her cancer diagnosis in 2011 at the age of 32. Molly graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics and went on to work as an investment banking analyst in the consumer group at Robertson Stephens. It was there that her love of Excel was born. After her stint in banking, Molly transitioned into the corporate world, travelling the globe sourcing products for World Market and then doing company planning for the Banana Republic brand of Gap Inc.

After the birth of her first child in 2006, Molly took on the most difficult job she’s ever had as a stay-at-home mom, and learned that there was no Excel model that could map out the whims of a small child. The complexity and joy of work only grew in 2008 when her second daughter joined the family. Molly has been excited to dust off her Excel skills and leverage her previous work experience as well as her experience as a patient to launch Consano.

Molly Lindquist will discuss Impact Funding and judge the Social Innovation Pitch Fest at the Elevating Impact Summit on June 20, 2014.

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