Paige Kirstein

Vice Chair
Paige Kirstein Corporate Accountability

Paige’s insight into corporate power started in high school with a t-shirt. Or, more accurately, the production of a t-shirt.

She explains: “I remember looking at a pie graph of the expenses involved with producing a t-shirt and seeing the tiny sliver dedicated to labor costs. For the first time I began to understand that corporations were in control — and they were lying. They were telling us that it wasn’t possible to pay workers well while they were making huge profits.”

Active in labor and environmental community organizing from a young age, Paige discovered Corporate Accountability in college and spent the summer of 2010 in the Boston campaign headquarters as an intern working on the water campaign. “I was thrilled to fight against and learn about the issue of water privatization, one that so clearly cuts across environmental, social, health and economic issues,” she says. Paige joined the board in 2019.

She is currently the VP of Product and Operations at True Link Financial, which provides financial services to older adults, people with disabilities, and people recovering from addiction.

Paige also continues her work as a community organizer, doing solidarity work with folks fighting for housing justice in the Bay Area, and organizing young people with class and wealth privilege for redistribution of wealth, land, and power through Resource Generation.

In fact, she’s a heavy lifter in all sorts of ways: “In my free time I like to bake sweets, ride my bike, and lift heavy weights.”

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