Special Agent’s Name: Dr. Elisabeth Selzer
City Born In: Boulder, CO
What does Social Capital mean to you? It means the environments we create that encourage people to thrive.
How do you live and display social capital in your daily life? Respect and awe. Respecting people for what they uniquely bring to the table, and what the have to offer toward business’ success. Being in awe of how unique each person is and enjoying the influence that only he or she has.
How would you like to see Social Capital implemented more in our society? More learning and appreciation—not tolerance. Tolerance puts a barrier of judgment between you and other. We tolerate…put up with others differences. I would like people to appreciate, learn from and include people who are different from them. Use the synergies of diversity to create and innovate.
What’s the one brand you’d want to help build their social capital more and why? Western Union—more appreciation of all diversity–not just to check a box but to really encourage different people to excel and contribute to their success.