189: How to Manage Grief in the Workplace – Lantern.co

Without proper planning, navigating life after a death can be overwhelming. Whether you’re planning with a loved one or just lost someone, Lantern.co has all the resources you need to plan and execute accordingly. This week, host Kariesha Martinez interviews Liz Eddy, Co-Founder + CEO of lantern.co

Liz builds companies that tackle taboo topics. She founded her first social venture at age 15 focused on dating abuse and domestic violence education in schools. The org has been running (on its own) for nearly half her life.

After graduating with a BBA from Parsons the New School for Design, she ran Special Projects for DoSomething.org, one of the largest global orgs for teens and social change. Then, she joined the founding team of Crisis Text Line as the Director of Communications. She oversaw brand, PR, marketing, strategic partnerships and business development— growing the org to 12,000 volunteers, 76 million messages, in 3 countries. She left Crisis Text Line in 2018 to launch Lantern, a venture backed Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to change the way we talk about and manage end of life and death.

Liz earned a Masters of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University in 2019. She’s now a teaching assistant at Columbia for a course on global communications and branding. She is an active volunteer and Board member for Experience Camps, a one-week free summer camp for children who’ve lost a loved one. She is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and committee member for the Dying Well Initiative of the Global Wellness Summit. In her free time, she is on a global search for the spiciest food.