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Empathy in Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship with Soon Hagerty

Updated: Jun 3

Entrepreneurship is never easy, and it proves to be more difficult for women. But with resilience, determination, and support from a strong network, entrepreneurship is attainable for all women. Soon Hagerty knows more than most about what it takes to be a successful business owner and has made it her mission to support and mentor other women on this journey through the Boundless Futures Foundation. She is here this week to talk about all this and more. This week’s episode 118 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about empathy in philanthropy and entrepreneurship! 

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Soon Hagerty is sharing the importance of leading and mentoring others with empathy and compassion and actionable steps you can take right now to contribute to your community, no matter what stage of life you’re in. 

Soon Hagerty is the Co-Founder and President of the Boundless Futures Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial support and leadership resources for aspiring female entrepreneurs building businesses to solve today’s biggest social issues so they can have a boundless impact in society. She has co-owned several PR/marketing firms including Luxe Communications, which she founded, and Centigrade. In 2022, Soon was named one of the U.S.’s “Top Women in Communications” by Ragan Communications for her work in transforming the Hagerty brand.

Some of the talking points Julie and Soon go over in this episode include:

  • The founding and mission of the Boundless Futures Foundation to help young women start businesses.

  • How providing mentorship to grant recipients can mean more to them than the money.

  • Soon’s story of immigrating from Vietnam and how that has shaped her principles today.

  • Viewing “giving back to the community” as “contributing to society” instead.

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