Episode 136: Working Towards a Greater Good – Jennifer McLaren

Episode 136: Working Towards a Greater Good

Interview with Jennifer McLaren, Smartwool CEO

Sponsored by Smartwool 

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Jennifer McLaren doesn’t have a five year plan for her career in the outdoor industry, but she knows her personal values will continue to align with the work she’s doing. Why? From her start in finance to her current role as CEO at Smartwool, Jen has worked hard, learned a lot, and developed a personal toolkit that means she can take her skills and apply them in an industry she’s passionate about.

In partnership with Smartwool, we talk with their CEO Jennifer McLaren about how her love of the outdoors and a career in finance collided to take her where she’s at today: the leader of a purpose-driven company.

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Featured in this episode: Jennifer McLaren

Hosted by Gale Straub

Music is by Josh Woodward, Kai Engel, Meydan, and Lee Rosevere using a CC by A license. 

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Jennifer (second from left) in New Zealand with growers.

Jen on team ride from Steamboat Springs to Denver, CO for Outdoor Retailer

Jennifer McLaren and family

Jennifer with her family in Utah.


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