Rachael Jarosh, Enactus

It is my privilege and joy to work with an organization whose mission is to strengthen our global community of students, businesses and educators working to create a better, more sustainable world.

Rachael Jarosh

Rachael Jarosh, president and chief executive officer of Enactus, shared the story behind her title with us on Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Ms. Rachael Jarosh is president and chief executive officer of Enactus, the largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of leaders with a head for business and a heart for the world.

Under Rachael’s leadership, Enactus is driving innovation to create greater impact for the 72,000+ participating Enactus university students in 37 countries and for the countless communities in which Enactus students are addressing economic, environmental and social challenges.

As a global network of business, academic and student leaders, Enactus believes investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all.

Rachael joined Enactus in 2016. Prior to that, she built a distinctive professional portfolio in communications and philanthropic strategy, law and finance. She served as president of the foundation at Pentair plc, where she led the effective repositioning of the organization, and launched a multi-year water initiative in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and non-profit organizations which now provides sustainable access to safe water for 3M+ people.

Earlier, Rachael worked in strategic communications and equity analysis, and began her career as an attorney. In addition, Rachael is a writer, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post among other outlets, and she is the author of a forthcoming nonfiction book. Rachael was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


A pivotal moment for Rachael was an experience she had at the age of 7.  She saw her Mom looking out the window and crying.  When she asked her Mom why she was crying, she said because watching all the people going to synagogue after all they’ve been through, reminds me of their resilience and determination in spite of the trauma as survivors. That planted the seed for Rachael’s interest in serving and non-profit.

Listen (and subscribe!) to our interview with Rachael below or on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PlayRadio.com or iHeartRadio!

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