PROPELLING LEADERS TO LEGENDS
Diane Hagopian is not just an activist, writer, poet, and photojournalist, she is the Founder and CEO of HoistPoint. Though high school is not a relevant topic for many with respect to their career or professional endeavors, this is not the case with Diane and the inception of HoistPoint. She was fortunate enough to attend one of the 100 best preparatory boarding schools in the world, Culver Academies, which emphasized a well-rounded education, and ethical, service-based leadership. In addition to holding several leadership positions, she began her career as a human rights activist and speaker, and was selected to serve as a leading Fellow to launch Culver's Writing Center.
After graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, she attended several conferences at the United Nations in Geneva and New York City. The conferences, predominantly on women's issues, human trafficking, and the socioeconomic empowerment of youth, inspired her to leave the financial services industry and instead create programs in response to the need for human trafficking prevention and the need to mobilize young, ethical leaders to counterbalance the lack of responsible leaders in the face of a numerous, pressing, global issues. Her premier causes are education, criminal justice reform, sustainable development, gender parity, mental health awareness, and the empowerment and revitalization of youth and marginalized groups, including veterans, prisoners, the homeless, and trafficking survivors. She is currently finishing a book which details the phenomenal trip that led her to start HoistPoint, embrace a spiritual perspective on life, and use her passion and inspired perspective to drive real change. To find out more about Diane and Conscious Leadership, explore here.