“I came to my purpose late in life”, says Lorna. “I was so invested in the normal corporate world and I lived in many countries, just climbing the ladder. While living in China, I saw our destructive forces as a people in fast forward. The sheer speed of progress was just unbelievable as the Chinese moved toward what the rest of the world already had. That’s when it hit me. If you then imagine how many people there are on the planet, how many more of us we have to accommodate, we just can’t go on like this. We have to figure this out, but how?”
When Lorna moved to the United States, she found the change in approach difficult; “China was so much more about the collective, in the US it’s at the other end of the spectrum – much more individualistic, and I struggled to adjust to this new world”.
She decided to start doing something else entirely, to combine business and ethics. She wanted to work for an NGO, “but that is just crazy. First, I would have had to beg for money in Silicon Valley, and then spend it in poor countries and expect that would make a change.” Luckily, she was introduced to B Corporation and it all came together. She is now Global Ambassador for B Corporation and is spreading the word as far and as fast as she can while trying to keep the community as inclusive and as welcoming as possible for everyone who wants to join.