i contain multitudes


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 am enthusiastic about an awful lot of things. I blog about some of them here, particularly about books and writing. My goal for 2023 is to write a #25wordbookreview for every book I read, and to post them here and on Goodreads.

I was born in Paterson NJ, call Seattle WA my home, and spend a bit of time out 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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