A Social Impact 360 alum, Jordan is now the assistant manager of corporate citizenship for Kenneth Cole where she works on community affairs, corporate volunteering, philanthropy, and giving.
Jordan likes to explain that she “accidentally joined SI360.” Now, she says “I’m confident that these people are the ones that will change the world.” During her freshman year at Fordham, she was hoping to just make new friends, but she soon found that SI360 surpassed what she was learning in her first-year business classes. After completing the fellowship and staying on as a mentor, she ultimately became the New York regional director by senior year.
During school, she started a few ventures. Her first business was an apparel company. She did all the legal work and her friend was the creative end of the company. In 2015, she started Puppies N’Pints, a group that connects potential homes with rescue shelters in informal settings like happy hours. She never thought she would or could do any of this, but now she can see herself pursuing some other ideas for startups.
Currently, she is the assistant manager of corporate citizenship for Kenneth Cole. What she’s found by working for a company that cares about social good? That both companies and consumers have a responsibility to center social impact. She believes companies must treat workers well — whether in America or in factories around the world. Likewise, consumers must understand that they vote with their dollars. It’s critical to think about the larger social impact of their choices.
The SI360 Connection
SI360 directly influenced Jordan’s professional journey. She met Kenneth Cole — a SI360 supporter — during her freshman year and got an internship there her sophomore year. Beyond the job connection, the community is something that continues to inspire her. “My mentor, Greg, is great and still someone I reach out to when I have ideas I want to bounce off someone. I’ve also known the people on the National Board for six years now and they have all been great mentors to me. The community is one I can always turn to for advice and help.”