Driven by empathy and purpose, Andrea Brewster
Andrea Brewster joins Purposely Podcast to share her career journey including her passion for sustainable and responsible business. Head of Sustainability and Social Impact at payments software company Xplor, Andrea is a great example of someone who has aligned her professional and volunteer goals. Her mission is to create positive change in the world where she believes business can be a powerful force for good, describing herself as ‘a change maker’.
Andrea has spent 10 years working with charities, NGOs, government departments, social enterprises and corporations. Roles have included strategy as well as doing… ‘getting her hands dirty’. She played a role in the rebuild of Christchurch following the devastating earth quake and has also helped start-up entrepreneurs to launch and scale their businesses. Andrea has travelled extensively, and been involved in international development which helped to shape her purpose as well as given her perspective on life.
Andreas passion for making a difference started early in life, she has been recognised as an influential young leader in the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards, Women on Boards Awards Impact Awards and Champion Canterbury Business Awards.
Andrea is also a Fellow of Leadership New Zealand, and a regular conference speaker and thought leader. You'll hear Andrea talk about things like millennials and the future of work, feminism, finding purpose, and diversity for the 21st century. Andrea is also on the Board the YWCA’s Young Women’s Fund.