I believe business has the power to do extraordinary good in the world. Today I work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing financial services to some of the poorest people on the planet, with a special focus on products that serve women.

In 2019, I co-founded a boutique consulting firm called Eleanor, and we helped passionate, socially-minded businesses and people do the best work possible.

Prior to that I spent 15 years at Amazon, building new businesses from the ground up, developing innovative products, and recruiting, hiring and managing great teams around the world.

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About Me

I’m Victoria Griffith and I am enthusiastic about a LOT of things. Pine trees and mushrooms and the desert. Ocotillos, motorcycles, travel, and photography. Friendship and writing and books and surviving the love of your life’s terminal diagnosis. I blog about some of these things here, mostly about books and writing, but about the other stuff now and then too.

I was born in Paterson NJ, call Seattle WA my home, and spend the winters in the desert of Southern California. I try to get out to see as much of the world as time and money will allow. 

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