Chlöe Swarbrick Makes Fortune’s 40-Under-40 List

In a year of “monumental challenges and change”, Fortune magazine has released its 40 Under 40 lists for 2020, the Government and Politics list of which features Aucklander Chlöe Swarbrick alongside iHeartMedia’s Jalisa Washington-Price and Blockchain Association’s executive director, Kristin Smith.

“Some people talk, and others take action,” the American publication says. “Swarbrick, 26, has always belonged to the latter camp. Beginning her career in fashion and journalism at age 18, she eventually went on to own and run What’s Good magazine, where she interviewed a number of politicians whom, she says, she found “uninspiring”. The statistics agreed: She discovered that only 34 per cent of the electorate had cast a vote in the previous mayoral election. So she did what came naturally to her and decided to do something about it. She ran for mayor of Auckland at age 22. The 2016 race was unsuccessful, but it launched a career in politics that ultimately led to her joining the Green Party and winning a spot in the New Zealand Parliament the following year. She also currently serves as the Green Party spokesperson for mental health, drug law reform, education, small business, and more.”

Original article by Fortune, September 1, 2020.

Photo by Tim Onnes.


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