A New Year’s Letter from Ingrid Gonzalez

Dear all,

As the end of the year draws near, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for an amazing 2020. Positive Planet launched in the United States in July with only one volunteer, in the middle of a pandemic. Now in December, we have over 60 persevering and energetic volunteers working to alleviate poverty and foster entrepreneurship. Despite living in challenging times, we are well on our way to making a monumental difference for those in need.

In 2021, we will continue our campaign to break the chains of poverty through promoting entrepreneurship initiatives. Our 2021 goal is to serve 10,000 future entrepreneurs and job seekers in marginalized communities in the United States and beyond; providing guidance and tools such as financial education, vocational training, access to financing, and monetary support. I am confident that we will create a more Positive Planet together.

I would like to end by personally thanking everyone who helped build a positive economy with us. Thank you for your compassion, dedication, and support for the betterment of others.

On behalf of the Positive Planet team we wish you and your family a positive holiday season and a happy new year.

Warm Wishes,

Ingrid Gonzalez – Positive Planet US President and Chairwoman

First Positive Planet Accelerator Hub in the United States

Positive Planet US is delighted to announce the launch of our first Accelerator program in the US. With the support of our partner Capgemini, we will conduct an 8-week program aimed at supporting minority women in the New-York Metropolitan Area launching successful startups.  

The Accelerator hub includes one-on-one training and will teach small business owners the ins and outs of business plans, finance, sales, marketing and everything else they need to know to run a successful business. Participants will also be offered access to special bonus sessions presented by key industry experts from exclusive partnerships.

Applications are open until January 6th to minority women entrepreneurs who have viable business ideas and that would contribute to positive economic, social, environmental or political change.

Combining visionary women with the next great idea and our team of Capgemini experts, our accelerator program will bring participants’ businesses to the next level.

Positive Planet’s first Accelerator program aims to improve social inclusion for minority women in the United States by enhancing their opportunities and their chances for success.  

On January 13th our board of directors will select 5 startup founders to participate in this unique Accelerator hub.  We are incredibly excited to welcome these incredible startup founders into our first Accelerator program.

Ingrid Gonzalez’ Podcast Interview to Listen to Right Now

If there’s one thing to take away from the 57th episode of the We Are for Good podcast for nonprofits, it is that:

“Empathy is the key to inclusivity and growth!”

Ingrid Gonzalez, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet in the US

Growth is a word heard constantly in business. Even in the nonprofit world, where growing and being profitable translates to being able to help those in need. How do you grow a nonprofit from the ground up, with no funds in the middle of a pandemic? How do you create a culture of inclusion, where all differences are not only respected and valued, but encouraged?

Listen to the episode to find more out about Positive Planet’s mission to make the world more positive economically, socially, environmentally and democratically and Ingrid’s unique approach to helping the underserved communities by making diversity, equity and inclusion non-negotiable and part of every day – from the third world to the boardroom.

We Are For Good Podcast – The Podcast for Nonprofits
57. A Woman’s Quest to Bring Inclusivity to the Boardroom and Third World Alike – Ingrid Gonzalez
Ingrid Gonzalez, Positive Planet US, We Are For Good Podcast

Ingrid Gonzalez, President and Chairwoman of Positive Planet US Meets Jérémie Robert, Consul General of France

Ingrid Gonzalez, President and Chairwoman of Positive Planet US and Jérémie Robert, Consul General of France at the French Consulate in New York, Nov. 30, 2020

The effort against extreme poverty knows no borders. This is the reason why, in July 2020 and in the midst of the pandemic, Jacques Attali took the initiative to extend the Positive Planet Foundation’s action to the United States. He entrusted this task to Ingrid Gonzalez, appointed President and Chairwoman of Positive Planet US.

This Monday, on November 30, 2020, Ingrid Gonzalez had the honor of meeting Jérémie Robert, Consul General of France in New York. Together, they discussed the work of Positive Planet US, which aims to build and sustain a truly positive economy in the United States and around the world. Shared values drive our commitment: values of inclusion and diversity. Together, we can help promote these values and raise awareness among the French community in the United States and internationally.

Philippe Galtie Joins the Positive Planet US Board of Directors

We are honored to announce that Philippe Galtie is now part of the Positive Planet US Board of Directors.

Mr. Galtie is currently Executive Vice President of Global Sales of Tiffany & Co. He is a veteran from the consumer goods and luxury industries, he has worked for prestigious companies and brands across different continents such as Cartier and LVMH. 

Mr. Galtie is engaged in various diversity, inclusion and sustainability initiatives and has always been keen to help others to create and grow, in particular the younger generation. He is also a Board member at  the Luxury Business School (LBI).

Thank you, WeBoard for the wonderful introduction to Mr.Galtie and thank you, French Founders for the outstanding support to the launch of Positive Planet US.

Ingrid Gonzalez, President and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Positive Planet in the US