Athlete activism has been on a steady incline the past few years, most likely due to the joy that service brings to those that participate in it. Joanne Pasternack, an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist, guides athletes to use their talents and treasure to connect with social causes they’re passionate about. Pasternack, President and Chief Impact Officer of consulting firm Oliver Rose, helps athletes find their voices and identify and amplify their identities regarding social causes. Joanne’s background in competitive figure skating taught her the power of what sports could do, and her law degree and work with the Special Olympics in Washington DC fueled her passion for philanthropy and charitable efforts. Joanne has helped athletes from teams such as the 49ers and Golden State Warriors to harness their energy and passion to invest in themselves and the public good. She has also taught a university course on Philanthropic Efforts in Sport. Meg and Dr. G pick interview Joanne about her philosophies surrounding athletics and social causes, and they discuss topics such as humanism, dignity, and speaking up in sports.