Diversity Woman Magazine

SUM 2016

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m S u m m e r 2 0 1 6 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N 13 The Supersizing of America Versus 1982 2002 2015 Cheeseburger 333 590 480 1 French fries 210 610 540 2 Turkey sandwich 320 820 560 3 Pepperoni pizza (2 large slices) 500 850 660 4 Muffin 210 500 490 5 Soda 85 250 270 6 Chicken Caesar salad 390 790 867 7 I f someone challenged you to come up with an idea that could make life better for one billion people over the next 10 years, what would you do? Jessica Scorpio cofounded Getaround, a company that aims to reduce the en- vironmental impact of cars by enabling owners to rent out their vehicles when they're not using them. In 2009, Scorpio, now 29, attended Singularity University, an organization formed by Google, NASA, and Silicon Valley innovators to apply technology to humanity's most pressing problems. Tis was the question they were posed. "Our group decided to look at trans- portation," Scorpio says. "We quickly realized that our current model is un- sustainable." Tere are one billion cars in the world, and most, she says, sit idle for 22 hours a day. Connecting car owners with people who need access to a vehicle can generate extra cash for the owners while allowing the renters to avoid the costs of ownership. Most important, it's Young Entrepreneur: Jessica Scorpio Next Bridging the Tech Gap Upfront > W hen you lead a busy life, you're likely to eat out more. And when you eat out, the portion that arrives on your plate is often much too big. Sounds familiar, right? Portion sizes began creeping up in the 1970s, bal- looned in the 1980s, and have shrunk only modestly since, if at all—even though nutrition experts continue to warn that large portions, as well as larger plates, encourage people to eat more. The chart here shows the calorie count of some popular items at chain restaurants in 1982, 2002, and 2015. To eat less when eating out, try or- dering a salad and sharing the entrée with your dining companion. 1 In-N-Out Burger, cheeseburger with onion 2 Arby's curly fries, medium 3 Applebee's classic turkey breast sandwich 4 Godfather's Pizza, pepperoni on original crust, large, 2 pieces 5 Au Bon Pain blueberry muffn 6 A&W regular root beer, regular size 7 Black Angus fre grilled chicken Caesar salad a way to make better use of the resources required to make all of those cars. Each car that's shared, Scorpio says, keeps 10 cars of the road. Te service works something like Uber or Airbnb. Renters browse a list of cars available in their area and send owners an electronic request to rent a vehicle. If the owner agrees, a device installed when the owner signed up lets the renter locate and access the car. Te service is up and run- ning in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Portland, Chicago, and Washington, DC, with more cities in the pipeline. Te company has raised more than $40 million so far, and its investors include Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher. Scorpio has long been passionate about making the world a better place through entrepreneurship. At 19, she founded IDEAL, a nonproft network in her native Canada that connects entrepreneurs and young leaders to mentors who can help them as they embark on their careers. Like many start-up founders, Scorpio admits that she spends most of her wak- ing hours working. A puppy she recently adopted, though, has brought a bit more balance to her life: "I bring Indy with me whenever possible," she says. "He helps keep me sane." Versus

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