Connect with Rachel Etherington

First name: Rachel

Last name: Etherington

My expertise: Impact investment + sustainability/conservation + start-ups (inc. fundraising) + property investment

A link to my work:

I’d like to connect with people: for advice / for referrals / to receive a project / to start a conversation / to attend an event

A Moment With…

On a Monday you can find me: throwing myself around at the gym, before throwing myself into my incomparably exciting new role as CEO of Five Pillars and CDO of Kilara Investment.

But on Sundays I like to...have a high old time, trying new things (tag archery anyone?), being with beloved friends as I reacquaint myself with my second adopted home of Sydney, having recently moved back following four years in LA, and immersing myself in the exciting new world of socially responsible investment.

I’m inspired by: my parents, who have modelled ‘conscious capitalism’ and social investment for years (and my father who, without attributing the F word to his philosophy, has embodied feminism for as long as he’s been on this planet).

My purpose is: to help in my own small way to create a more equitable and sustainable future (and support other women in unleashing their inherent hutzpah).

I’m currently reading: ‘I am, I am, I am’ by Maggie O’Farrell and ‘The Intelligent Investor’ by Benjamin Graham.

I look up to: Rosa Parks, Michelle Obama, anyone on stilts...and essentially any woman who has triumphed over tragedy or gritted her teeth and doggedly pursued her dreams and ambitions, against the odds. There are some fabulous men out there too, of course - Mandela, Churchill (a flawed hero, but who isn’t?).

Connect with me if: I can help you in any way.