Having traveled the world while working full-time jobs, we understand the internal struggle of wanting to maintain a professional career, while at the same time nurturing our adventurous and humanitarian identities.

The mission of Venture with Impact is to expose professionals to new cultures, people and ideas so that they may be more informed and empathetic world citizens, and in the process, provide a positive social impact.   

 

 

Founders

Lauren Bernard

Co-Founder

As a senior communications associate at Reingold, Inc. for the past three years, Lauren has experience in managing relationships and collaborating with corporate partners, as well as planning nationwide events and conferences.  

Additionally, Lauren has worked for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation as well as the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee.

 

 

 

Ann Davis

Co-Founder

Ann is an avid traveler, having visited or lived in over 40 countries in 5 continents.  Throughout the past eight years she has had experience founding a non-profit as well as working for several start-ups.  In 2008 Ann co-founded the non-profit organization, Swim 4 Successwhich provides free swimming lessons to low-income youth in New Orleans.  

She has also worked for the following social businesses:   Drop the Chalk, Inc.Feelgoodz, LLC, and Haystack EDU.  

Additionally, Ann has worked with the NGOs Pemón Health, in the Gran Sabana of Venezuela, and La Comunidad que Construimos in Trujillo, Peru.

For the past four years Ann has taught at the elementary and high school level, initially through the Teach For America program.