Anna Palmer is passionate about the intersection of profit and purpose. Currently, Anna is co-founder and CEO of Dough, an innovative platform to discover and buy female-founded products. She also is co-founder and investing partner at XFactor Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund backing the next wave of billion-dollar female entrepreneurs.
Prior to Dough and XFactor, Anna was co-founder and CEO of Fashion Project, the industry leader in online designer clothing donation, Anna led the double bottom line company to process over 350,000 items, grow to 60+ employees, power national giving programs for Simon Properties, Zappos, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more, and distribute funds to over 2000 organizations in 36 countries. Following the Fashion Project Community's acquisition by Union & Fifth in 2016, Anna joined as SVP of Marketing & Strategy, growing monthly revenue by over 300% and leading the focus on profitabilty.
Anna has been featured discussing Fashion Project, entrepreneurship, and double bottom line business models in Forbes, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, InStyle Magazine, CNBC SquakBox, and as a keynote speaker on Profit + Purpose at MCON, Sustainatopia, and more.
Prior to founding Fashion Project, Anna focused on Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard Law School, taking classes in Venture Finance and Social Enterprise and working on a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors, including a double impact education company that went on to be a semi-finalist in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Anna is featured in the book Counter Mentors, currently available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.