Executive Spotlight: Alexandra Dest/Willow | Business

PITTSFIELD — Alexandra Dest owns and runs a small Pittsfield investment firm where the philosophy reflects her personality, which she describes as equal parts enterprise and empathy.

Early last year, Dest’s firm, Willow, became a B Corporation, a certification given to for-profit entities that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

Willow is one of only 21 investment firms in the United States owned by women to have achieved this designation, and Dest’s decision to have her company go in this direction recently resulted in a significant achievement.

Willow

Location: 101 Hawthorne Ave., Pittsfield

Contact information: 413-236-2980; investwithwillow.com

Founded: 2009

Mission: Willow is an investment firm whose…

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