Linda Lattimore is a dedicated and passionate collaborator and visionary. She is the Founder of Cross Sector Institute, an educational platform offering classes by and for socially responsible citizens and conscious businesses. Linda is also the Founder and Executive Director of the WGN Global Fund, a 501c(3) with programs such as “Collective i” that educates young women about social enterprise as a vehicle for change and “Global Business Partners” that offers assistance to women in developing nations who, because of socio-economic circumstances, would not otherwise have the tools to create businesses. An American who lived for many years in Peru and Mexico, Linda is fluent in Spanish, conversant in French and has traveled extensively throughout the world with her work. Linda believes strongly in the need to mentor women and to encourage their personal and professional growth and has received the International Humanitarian award from Ten Thousand Villages as well as being nominated as Woman of the Year for both San Diego Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine.
As a seasoned lawyer and former General Counsel, corporate executive and business strategist, Linda is a well-regarded speaker and published author in the field of Sustained Leadership and committed to models that recognize the significance of social responsibility which have a direct impact on the bottom line and the communities we live in. Her book, "Solutionaries - YOU are the answer!" will be released March 2018. It is a step by step guide for individuals from Millennials to Boomers who want to make a difference in the world but unclear where to begin. Her second book, "Social Responsibility Toolkit", with a release date June 2018, offers small to medium size companies avenues to create vibrant social responsibility programs to compete more effectively in a marketplace where cultural innovation has become the norm and critical to the success of best in class companies.