Joi M. Sears
– Hosted at People's Liberty
part of a series on Intention
About the speaker
Joi M. Sears is the founder and creative director of Free People International, a social enterprise which specializes in designing sustainable products, creative platforms and innovative experiences for the greater social good.
Joi earned a master’s degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in creativity and social innovation. Her professional experience spans five continents and a variety of fields. Her work with social enterprises, NGOs, and eco-conscious brands combines her unique skill set as well as her passion for creativity, sustainability, and social innovation.
Joi is one of 20 social entrepreneurs from around the world offered a prestigious fellowship to the DO School’s Sustainable Packaging Challenge with H&M. She has also earned a certificate in Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace.
She is a recipient of the People’s Liberty Globe Grant which she used to launch The Green Store, a sustainable pop-up shop. She is currently a faculty member at Miami University where she teaches creativity, innovation, and social entrepreneurship.