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Articles by CEO Brady Piñero Walkinshaw

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw is the CEO of Grist, the national non-profit environmental media organization. Before joining Grist, Brady spent his career working in philanthropy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and served two terms in the Washington State Legislature, representing central Seattle. Brady was a Fulbright Scholar in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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Over the past two years, Grist has undertaken a number of activities to nurture a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at our organization. 

Our efforts have taken place within a broader context of growth and strategic shifts. In four years, Grist has grown from a predominantly Seattle-based organization of about 25 to a nationally distributed team of more than 50 in 14 states. We’ve honed our strategy, reflected in the recent relaunch of our brand with a focus on climate, solutions, and justice. While investing in and deepening our editorial program, we’ve also launched new initiatives, including Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. We’ve grown our fellowship program and launched a small entrepreneur-in-residence initiative, both of these centered on supporting emerging journalists and entrepreneurs, particularly people of color, working on environmental storytelling. 

In late 2019, Grist conducted a comprehensive market pay analysis — using available market data from peers in nonprofit and for-profit media — in an effort to ensure staff were being paid fairly and equitably for their work. The analysis looked at factors... Read more

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