Guest Interview With Lauren Pinkston
S2, Ep. 11
In This Episode Of The Wonderful Leaders Podcast:
Lauren Pinkston, Assistant Professor of Business as Mission at Lipscomb University, shares her contagious passion for mission and cultural honour through stories of her own experiences in business. Be inspired by her belief in the potential business holds for expanding the Kingdom and her work developing strategies for effective economical change.
About Our Guest:
Dr. Lauren Pinkston is an Assistant Professor of Business as Mission. She came to Lipscomb University via Southeast Asia, where she lived from 2014-2019 combining community development philosophies with organic business models to bootstrap effective economic change for families needing safe work. While completing her doctoral dissertation with Clemson University, she discovered business to be a catalyst for community development, especially for survivors of exploitative labor.
>Lauren most recently co-founded Kindred Exchange, a non-profit focused on sustainable short-term missions strategies. Her research focus pairs human trafficking crises with business model canvassing. She has partnered as a research lead with Freedom Business Alliance and also serves part-time in the College of Bible & Ministry as a liaison between Missions and the College of Business at Lipscomb.
Lauren enjoys traveling with her family of 5 (and growing!), cooking, and writing about the convergence of faith, culture and justice. She is actively involved with civic responsibilities in her town of Columbia, Tennessee, and is an advocate for ethical supply chains and employment practices.