We've never been to Swaziland, the African country where Maxine met a craftswoman whose story inspired her to launch The Bootstrap Project. But we're certainly not surprised Maxine has. While working for the United Nations, she put her Columbia Law Degree to work in Tanzania ensuring those responsible for the Rwanda genocide are prosecuted. The Bootstrap Project was born along the way, helping artisans around the world learn new skills that grow their businesses via trade, not aid. Now Maxine has co-founded Zady, the shopping and lifestyle platform for people who care about the origins of what they buy. Sessions with Maxine benefit-- who else?-- The Bootstrap Project.