1. Lars Dabney: Creating a Conscious Company Anika Jackson 37:06

I grew up Moving around a great deal, but mostly in Perth, Western Australia. I speak five languages, mostly from all that Moving around, and love talking about linguistics (unfortunately few others do). Went to college and law school in New York City, where I started working as a journalist while in law school, then went to Afghanistan as a war correspondent before starting work with the state department as an anti-human trafficking attorney. Spent five years in that field before starting Lightning Fruit, because I believed I couldn't change the world the way I wanted to without the power & influence that running my own business could give me. Lightning Fruit is a mission-driven agency because that's who I am, but it's a for-profit business because I believe social change requires being part of the economic system, and because I want to use that profit for even bigger things. Outside of work, I love reading sci-fi/fantasy, rock climbing (especially trad), snowboarding (especially backcountry), generally being in the wilderness, and me & my partner's extremely cute mutt Seneca.


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Anika Jackson Creative Strategist, Podcaster

Anika is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, marketing and communications strategist and podcast host. As a marcom executive, she has done it all including experiential marketing/ event production, launch marketing, public relations, digital, and influencer throughout her multiple decade career.

She is a member of the Quickbooks Small Business Council, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Women in Leadership program for UCSB’s PaCE; advisor for Junior League of Los Angeles’ 2022 – 2023 President; Co-founder and board member of Learn Grow Lead; and Ballona Wetlands Philanthropy Chair for National Charity League’s Pier Chapter.

In Anika’s newest role, she is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, teaching graduate students in both the Masters of Public Relations and Advertising as well as the Masters of Digital Media Management programs.