Lunch and Learn with Tess Cacciatore

Tess Cacciatore By on March 28, 2017

Tess Cacciatore is an award-winning producer, journalist, and social entrepreneur. She was previously the director of the World Trust foundation, and is now the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of GWEN, the Global Women’s Empowerment Network.

Questions Asked:

  • What opportunities in social impact are big opportunities for entrepreneurs? (4:11)
  • For all of the aspiring people looking to get into the entertainment industry. What is the 1 piece of advice you’d tell them? (5:42)
  • What’s your best advice for college entrepreneurs trying to find a school/life business while starting a business? (9:52)
  • What are your daily rituals and habits to keep you grounded? (11:41)
  • What have you been seeing as the biggest advancements/trends in the entertainment industry (from tech to art forms)?  (13:18)
  • The entertainment industry is a very competitive industry, how can a early stage entrepreneur compete in this kind of environment? And what do is a problem that entrepreneurs can solve? (16:22)
  • Do you practice mindfulness? If so how does it help you with living your purpose? (18:16)
  • As a producer, you have to think about funding. What are the best elements for an elevator pitch when pitching for money? (25:31)
  • What are your thoughts on the 1-1 social impact models (ex: toms shoes)?  (28:30)


What You Will Learn:

  • Information about the entertainment industry (6:01)
  • “Animalistic” attributes (7:21)
  • Women in the entertainment industry (13:58)
  • Importance of education (21:32)
  • The give back component (24:06)



“We can’t do GWEN without the men.”

“Mindfulness is one of the best attributes any human being can have.”

“We are all unique snowflakes.”


Items/People Mentioned:

Jenny Q Ta

Entrepreneur Magazine


Fast Company


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