Jennifer Chi, founder and CEO of Live Good, Inc. has been nominated for the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2021 Women of Influence Game Changer award. She is an active and influential leader with global and domestic experience in advocating for human rights and environmental stewardship.
Through her experience as an international investigator examining factory production in Asia and working on human rights cases, Chi conceptualized a new mode of commerce in the manufacturing industry. By designing an eco-conscientious manufacturing model focused on prioritizing human health and sustainability, she founded Live Good Inc. in 2012, shifting from an outdated model of mass production and catapulting manufacturing into the 21st century.
As a graduate of Stanford University, Chi focused on international relations, assisting scholars at the Hoover Research Institution, and was involved with working on policy issues concerning school construction and safety in the post Columbine era for the U.S. Department of Education. With a history of humanitarian work, she is effectively leading the way in striving for excellence and progress by dedicating her time serving and building strong partnerships in her community.
Live Good Inc. is a student-run community-based company built on diversity and inclusivity. Chi employs top University of California, Irvine students, local moms and participants of Goodwill’s Job Development Program for individuals with disabilities including autism, spina bifida, down syndrome and deafness.
Chi is a game-changer in the manufacturing industry, a leader and supporter of her community who embodies the humanitarian spirit through her actions. During the height of the global pandemic, her company donated items to local seniors as well as UCI Medical Center. And when over 90,000 residents were rushed to evacuate the 2020 Silverado Canyon Wildfire, Chi quickly mobilized her team and stepped up to deliver face masks, blankets, pillows, as well as food to evacuation centers.
“Jennifer Chi has devoted her entire career to working on social justice and human rights matters. From her work at a public interest law firm in San Francisco to her policy experience in Washington D.C. and abroad, her passion for improving the lives of others has always been clear. She now leads a company called Live Good which promotes the importance of education and diversity while uniting communities such as college students, church members, people with disabilities through the Goodwill job development program, and local manufacturing services. As the Founder of Live Good, Jennifer sought to address specific crises in manufacturing and distribution by developing a business with a new vision– a vision of inclusivity, sustainability, and community-orientation. Through her company, Jennifer is certainly a game-changer for individuals in the area, consumers, and the business world as a whole.” – Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, 2021 Women of Influence Game Changer Nomination Description
About Live Good Inc.
Live Good, Inc. was founded in 2012 as a direct response to current deplorable manufacturing conditions. As a human rights investigator examining factory production in Asia with a focus on human trafficking, Live Good Founder Jennifer Chi saw firsthand the devastating toll present-day mass manufacturing has on human rights and the environment. The company’s goal is to model and inspire conscientious manufacturing: promoting local, organic methods that make a positive impact on people and the planet. By manufacturing in the United States, Live Good can ensure that the highest standards of hygiene and fair labor practices are maintained. All products are manufactured in Orange County, California using 100% certified organic source materials and eco-conscious, community-minded practices.