Be inspired: Dopper CEO Virginia Yanquilevich on working for a cause you believe in
Paper on the Rocks is just one of more than 2600 B Corporations worldwide using business as a force for good.
We spoke to 35 B Corp impact entrepreneurs from around the globe and recorded their stories in our very special edition Rockbook: the B Inspired Notebook. They explain how and why they got started working to improve the environment and encourage behavioral change for the good of society.
Today we share Virginia Yanquilevich’s story – CEO at Dopper.
Dopper’s mission; reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and bring clean drinking water where people need it most.
In 1999, Virginia moved from Argentina to the Netherlands for love. She studied journalism, travelled a lot and started working in a commercial role. She has always been very aware of the enormous amount of time we spend on our jobs, so she decided that she would only dedicate her time and skills to a cause she cares about deeply. Since she started as CEO of Dopper, she goes to work every day feeling energized and motivated. She lives and breathes Dopper’s mission; reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and bring clean drinking water where people need it most.
“We got people to wear seat belts in cars, to stop smoking and to not drink and drive at the same time. In my opinion, people will also stop using single-use plastic soon.”
“I was eager to start doing good because I am truly convinced that we can realize a behavioral change in our society. We got people to wear seat belts in cars, to stop smoking and to not drink and drive at the same time. In my opinion, people will also stop using single-use plastic soon. That’s why I specifically wanted to work at Dopper. Because I believe that this change will come about in my lifetime. We’ll move away from single-use plastics and the throwaway lifestyle towards a cleaner environment and clean drinking water for everyone.”
“We will come a long way just by being more aware of the consequences of our behavior.”
When asked what she thinks is essential to achieve this behavioral change, Virginia explains: “We will come a long way just by being more aware of the consequences of our behavior. But also, by treating one another with more love and peaceful intentions. Because only then will it be possible to unite and strive for a better world – together.”