Creating a Luxury Jewelry Brand Through Networking and Sustainability

At first glance, it’s obvious that a piece of MONIQUE PÉAN jewelry is unique.

But what’s really special about this luxury brand is everything behind the jewelry. Monique Péan, the designer, created the brand not only to share her designs with the world, but to combine her love for philanthropy, design, art, travel, and business. Today, the business is run by Monique and her husband, Stephen Glass, and is supported by some of the biggest names in fashion.

We interviewed the duo to learn more about their inspiration, how they built a team, and their top three tips for anyone looking to start their own company. Read on to learn more about the beautiful designs of MONIQUE PÉAN and don’t forget to check out Monique and Stephen on about.me.

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International Development and Social Justice Advocates

This week we’re featuring community members who believe in promoting social justice around the world through sustainable development.

Harold Pliszka completed a Masters in Social Work this year specializing in International and Community Development. Harold is passionate about social justice and promoting equality for all people and their communities.

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Sustainability, Storytelling and Rock Climbing: Staff Picks

Our Staff Picks this week include a rock climber who raises money for sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aspiring forest ranger, a filmmaker and a student studying sustainability who loves to travel.

Heading off our post is the visual storyteller and Hawaii-native Quincy Woo. Quincy tackles thought-provoking ideas in his art to both challenge and move his audience. A photographer and filmmaker, Quincy embeds his Vimeo onto his page to showcase his work.

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Marques Anderson at WE First Gallery Rasmus

From Football to Philanthropy: A Former NFL Player’s Journey to Change the World

If you’ve done some browsing of about.me you’ve probably run across a stunning photo, vivid green with a man walking along an almost invisible road through the forest. With such a compelling photo, maybe you clicked on the page to discover more about the man behind the photograph, Marques Anderson.

A former NFL safety, Marques played football professionally in the United States for four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. Following his time in the NFL he traveled, earned a master’s degree, coached football in Norway and founded the World Education Foundation. In his role as director of the foundation he’s traveled to over 50 countries, documenting his travels through photography.

This month, as we end our series of interviews of athletes on about.me and head into our month on sustainability and the environment (in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd), it seems apt to be sharing the story of Marques’s incredible journey through sports and how it is inspiring him to change the world.

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