Megan Haas is a cultural entrepreneur who comes from a family of explorers and innovators whose ideas and actions have shaped her own. Growing up she was immersed in several world-wide communities with strong social, cultural and business values, and as a result has modeled her life and work around both developing healthy community culture, and learning from it.
Megan is a long-time strategist and founder focused on the social and emotional importance of connecting community with business. From co-founding a groundbreaking company that puts men all over the world in skirts, (the Utilikilts Co.), to developing a new culture around global public self-health -- Megan's strength is openly translating an underground sensibility to a mainstream audience without losing either.
Megan's current project, Kinnected, is a free, equitable, and diverse platform that is uniting the global community to redefine self-health. Kinnected's functions are designed around how frontlining intergenerational stories from across cultures can innovate care, reduce healthcare costs, guide people in sensitive and empathetic directions, diminish physician burnout, legitimize different medical systems, and normalize the relationship between mental, emotional and physical health.
Kinnected– Founder, 2006 – present
Vivaleap– Owner, 2007 - present – Your Community is your Business.
The Utilikilts Co. - Co-Founder, 2000-2007
Educare Press – Co-partner, 1996 – 2000 – Small Independent Press. Mission – to give an unrestrained and agile voice to independent literature; to bring to life more abstract, creative and innovative forms, emphasizing unknown authors in geography, education, and the arts.
The Front Porch School – Co-Founder, 1991-1994
Mission: To conceive and implement a successful academic foundational program to bridge the gap between socialization and education for rural home-schooled girls; to provide them with a passion for learning along with an understanding of friendship and collaboration.
2004 - The Seattle Mayor’s Small business of the year award
2004 - Better Business Bureau’s, innovative Business Practices of the year award.
Presenter: Interdependence Day, Mexico City, 2007
The three-day forum convened annually to correspond with the 9/11 anniversary, focusing on "creating positive interdependence" through trans-national work to find political, social and business solutions to crime, war, financial crises, environmental hazards and public health concerns.
Presenter/Changemaker: Politico Annual Health Summit, Amsterdam, 2019
Politico's annual health care event gathers industry leaders, policymakers, regulators, providers, payers and patient representatives to discuss what it takes to make innovation affordable and medicine safe and accessible.
The Adventures of the Wizard Aquarius and other stories
Peredur Centre for the arts. West Sussex, UK
Earlham college. Richmond, IN
Green Meadow Waldorf School. Spring Valley, NY