Rose Penelope L. Yee, Chief Visionary Officer
Rose has worked in various management roles in banking and international trade finance. She grew up in the Philippines and credits her parents, the late Rodolfo (a retired labor judge) and Julia (a columnist for a local paper) for instilling strong values of community engagement and environmental responsibility.
In 2015, Rose was recognized by the National Association of Plan Advisors as one of the Captains of Industry in its inaugural recognition of the role that women play in the retirement plan industry. She co-founded and co-led WeTheChange, a movement of “empowered women creating a radically inclusive and richly regenerative global economy.” Comprised of women leaders of certified B Corporations and other purpose-driven enterprises, WeTheChange received one of the first B Collective Awards in 2019 and again in 2020. For her efforts in helping B Corp B2B’s connect, build, and grow their businesses, Rose was honored with a B Economy Leadership Award in 2018. Rose was recognized by Conscious Company Media as one of the World Changing Women of 2020. Rose ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives for CA District 1 on a platform centered on economic freedom. She was proud to garner 5,777 votes as an independent.
Rose holds a Civil Engineering degree from the University of San Agustin and a Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines where she was consistently on the Dean's List.
Rose loves experimenting with whole grain baking. She is the proud owner of a KoMo grain mill and grinds her own flour from organic emmer, spelt and wheat. She is also obsessed with knitting. She loves that she can knit while attending Zoom meetings!
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