Heather Canon (Franzese)
Vice President, Worker Engagement, ELEVATE
Heather leads the implementation and enhancement of existing Laborlink programs and is responsible for scaling Laborlink within ELEVATE’s responsible sourcing program. Prior to Laborlink’s transfer to ELEVATE, Heather co-founded and led the social enterprise Good World Solutions that developed the award-winning Laborlink mobile platform.
Leveraging new technologies, Laborlink will continue to grow and innovate to meet the diverse needs of workers by providing anonymous and unfiltered worker data to companies and their suppliers.
Previously, Heather launched the Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel & Linens program in the US, a new way to help consumers make informed purchases and support ethical business. She brings together industry experience with Columbia Sportswear Company and field experience working with small-scale farmers in West Africa.
Heather has a Master’s degree in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School and is a Purpose Economy 100 (PE 100) global changemaker.