This week on Ta for Ta, Juliana speaks with Heather White, the director of the documentary film Complicit and the founder and former executive director of Verité, a nonprofit that advocates for labor rights and partners with entities in both the public and private sector. The conversation follows Heather’s career and interactions with China — tangentially at first, as an undergraduate at Harvard, before she moved there to work after the United States established trade relations with the People’s Republic of China. She spent years shining a light on labor injustices and conducting audits in China on behalf of major U.S. brands.
Juliana Batista is a brand strategy consultant with experience in the U.S. and China, and she previously operated at the intersection of sustainability and strategy for a Hong Kong-based textile manufacturer. Her experiences in China range from studying at Tsinghua University through Schwarzman Scholars to working and living in a 4th-tier industrial town. Juliana is an avid ultramarathoner and has a soft spot for jianbing.