Janet Hayes – Hope is Fostering Curiosity and Sparking Imagination (Jane Goodall Hopecast #6)


Episode Summary

On this episode, Dr. Jane Goodall chats with Janet Hayes, CEO of Crate and Barrel Holdings, and they both find surprising overlap and inspiration. Janet and Jane shared joyful childhoods surrounded by strong women, though in very different circumstances. As they explore each other’s backgrounds, they also find commonality in their determination and curiosity, as well as the importance of dreaming.

Through the Jane Goodall Institute x Crate Kids partnership, the two worlds have collided to create a playful collection designed to celebrate wildlife. The collection sparks curiosity and action in children and their families on behalf of the natural world we share. This also comes to life in the work of JGI’s youth program Roots & Shoots.   

As Jane shares, a core philosophy of her work and the role of JGI is to establish common goals and ground with corporations in order to create positive impact. This is done through conversations and partnerships moving companies toward greater levels of sustainability, and inspiring the imagination of the next generation. Beyond their identities as leading women, the two share vulnerable moments of what it means to balance responsibility and one’s personal life, and how we can each make a difference every single day no matter what our profession or who we are. Learn more about the Jane Goodall Institute x Crate & Kids collection here, and our changemaker pledge.  

At the End of the Rainbow

Stay to the end of the episode to hear an archival clip of Jane speaking with some young change-makers about how she found her purpose, which is empowering every person to embrace their potential to make this a better world for all. 

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About Author

Scientist. Activist. Storyteller. Icon. Jane Goodall blazed the trail and changed the world. Now, she's studying new subjects – humans! This brand-new podcast will take listeners on a one-of-a-kind journey as they learn from Dr. Goodall's extraordinary life, hear from changemaking guests from every arena, and become awed by a growing movement sparked by Jane and fueled by hope. Join us as we get curious, grow compassion, and take action to build a better world for all. As we face some of the greatest challenges to humankind and the natural world, we have a unique opportunity: the power of technology to connect and share ideas. Now is the time to galvanize people around Jane’s message of hope in action and bring big thinkers together to change hearts and minds alike. The Jane Goodall Hopecast is produced by the Jane Goodall Institute by Dan DuPont, Shawn Sweeney, and Ashley Sullivan. Our production partner is FRQNCY Media. Michelle Khouri is our executive producer, Enna Garkusha is our producer, and Matthew Ernest Filler is our editor and sound designer. Our music is composed and performed by Ruth Mendelson with additional violin tracks from Angie Shyr. Sound design and music composition for the Conservation Chorus is by Matthew Ernest Filler.