Mirah Alix, Writer
Mirah currently works in the Bay Area as an eCommerce Merchandiser and is an incoming Sociology PhD student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She loves calling California home, but has roots in the southeast where she recently graduated from Vanderbilt University. Her interest in ethical and sustainable consumerism began while being raised in a vegetarian household. Still, she perpetually strives to become fully vegan by trying out local restaurants and succumbing to every plant-based product ad on Instagram!
When she's not in the office, Mirah often escapes to the redwoods for a hike or hits the town for a concert. At the end of the day, Mirah's passion is using a sociological perspective to interpret the world around us. She's motivated by the powerful stories of marginalized populations overcoming barriers, and plans to study refugee resettlement at UNC in order to encourage equal opportunities through corporate responsibility.
Karen Mac, Writer
Karen first found her way into the world of social enterprise after seeing the worlds of fast fashion and personal responsibility collide after a summer spent with female artisans in Bolivia. Having been apart of the social enterprise sector for the past 3 years, she is currently at Acumen, where she works to disrupt the way people think about investing and philanthropy. In her spare time, she dabbles in words, colors and outdoor adventures.
Mikaela Clark, Editor
Mikaela is Social Enterprise Alliance's Communications and Brand Manager. Prior to joining the SEA team, Mikaela volunteered as Director of Communication at nonprofit Nashville Fashion Week, coordinating their social media, press and promotional efforts. Her passion for the intersection of business and social good has led her to intern for several social enterprises specializing in ethical or sustainable fashion in Nashville prior to relocating to Brooklyn, NY. Aside from her work telling the stories of socially minded organizations, Mikaela is an avid writer, painter and seamstress. Mikaela received her B.A. in Public Relations from Belmont University and holds a Certificate in Principles of Public Relations.
Carmen Dahlberg, Writer
An award-winning writer with an honors English degree from the University of Michigan, Carmen Dahlberg writes about social enterprise, women's workforce advancement, marketing, workplace culture, and parenting. In 2017, she founded Belle Detroit Creative Solutions, a creative agency and consulting firm that provides high-quality creative work to businesses, trains and employs low-income Detroit moms in creative skills, and helps companies find innovative ways to make their workplaces more attractive to employees transitioning to caregiving roles. She lives in Detroit with her husband and two children.
Sara Weinreb, Writer
Sara Weinreb is a writer, sustainability consultant, and design thinking facilitator on a mission to support people and businesses in being kinder and more connected each other, the planet, and themselves. Sara also hosts the Medium Well podcast. Previously, Sara has consulted to EILEEN FISHER on their woman-owned business grant program and served as Vice President of Programs and Strategy at PresenTense, a social entrepreneurship accelerator where she worked with over 300 entrepreneurs on building their mission-driven businesses, including developing design thinking curriculum. Sara’s writing has been featured in Forbes, mindbodygreen, Cherry Bombe, The Fullest, and AlleyWatch, amongst others.
When she’s not writing and shopping in the bulk section of health food stores, you can often find Sara on the yoga mat, making herbal elixirs, singing karaoke, and attempting to keep alive her growing collection of plants.