Elise Schultheis Franklin
MBA, Sustainable Solutions
When I started my MBA at PGS, I did not expect to incorporate what we were learning so quickly into my career. As workplaces reeled through 2020, I was able to apply direct learnings from our Civic Leadership, Diversity and Systems Thinking class to Patagonia’s DEI efforts. In April 2021, a month before graduating, I launched my sustainable flower company, The Flower Wagon. The Innovation class was the perfect testing ground to get feedback on my initial concept and connect with a team of classmates to help map out future phases of the business. Thanks to the amazing PGS faculty and Cohort 29, I’m excited to continue to draw from everything that I have learned from my MBA as my company evolves!