Activator forwarding the potential of business as a force for good
Emily founded LimeRed in 2004 with a plan to prioritize high-quality design, user experience, and meaningful social impact. Her 14 years in business spans design, sales, operations, user experience, branding, marketing and strategy in both online and offline programs for multinational corporations, nonprofits, universities, startups, and consumer brands.
WORKING WITH EMILY
Emily walks the talk. From our office culture and company policies to how we identify the clients we work with, she is dedicated to reframing the norms and standards in business. When you work with her you feel energized and inspired.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT EMILY
Emily has a million ideas a minute—we counted once. She’s also an amazing mom who loves having fun adventures with her two little ones. She makes good on all her promises, except for the office cat which she has yet to deliver on.
- Apple Flagship: Business Ideation
Apple Flagship: Ditch the Pitch!
Keynote: The Fringe Network: The Uncomfortable List
B Corp Leaders: Do Business and Politics Mix?, Patagonia Chicago
International Entrepreneurship Summit, Zagreb, Croatia
International Women’s Day Program (1871, Chicago)
International Sustainable UX Day
“Agile vs. Agility: When Waterfall is the Best Approach”
1871 Workshop leader, 2016–present
“Ditch the Pitch” Positioning Workshop
“Games for Designers and Non-Designers: Design Thinking to Spark Creativity”
“Business Mindset: Taking Your Idea from a Hobby to a Business”
2112 Workshop leader, 2016–present
Pitching, UX, and business strategy workshops
“Win in 30 Seconds: How to Pitch your Startup”
“The Business Mindset: Evaluating Risk and Viability”
World Usability Day: Sustainable Design
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- It’s All About Design – Sustainatopia Conference
B Smart: A Deeper Understanding of the benefits of B Corps and Benefit Corporations – Sustainatopia Conference
Master of Ceremonies – Mom+Baby Legislative Luncheon
Master of Ceremonies – Women Supporting Women Conference
Small Business Websites: Platforms and Problems Women Supporting Women Conference
Idea Accelerator program design, coach, and host – NTEN LCS
Online Presence for Job Seekers: School of the Art Institute Chicago
2014 and earlier Speaking
- Idea Accelerator program design: NTEN LCS
UX, Biz development coach: Startup Weekend Women’s Edition
Intro to UX Design – HandsOn Tech Chicago
Igniting a Culture of Tech Innovation – NTEN NTC
Social Impact Measurement for Better Business Decisions – Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago
Entrepreneur Coach – NFTE/Ms Tech Chicago All-girls Academie
Intro to Content Marketing – Hands on Tech Chicago
Women in Business – Power Pump Salon, Chicago Booth School
Careers in Social Enterprise – Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago, Chicago Booth School
Future of Social Media – Hands on Tech Chicago, Google
Mobile and Responsive web design – 501Tech club
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