Liz Eddy

Founder of Lantern at Lantern Investments
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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, 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.

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  • What's really important to consider here is, depending on your degree of closeness to this person, you might not be the right person to support them and to help them navigate this process. You might not be the person that they want to talk to.Although you may feel compelled to reach out and offer your support in the form of Zoom calls, casseroles, or picking up a few of their tasks, it's vital to consider whether your actions will actually help them... or simply become one more thing for them to worry about.

    17 March 2021
  • I started my first company when I was 15. I really fell in love with the pace and variety of starting something new, but also in creating conversations around topics that people really don’t want to talk about and making it more palatable and comfortable.

    17 March 2021