EcoPlum CEO Gia Machlin Named to Enterprising Women Advisory Board

NEW YORK, NY, October 3, 2019—Today EcoPlum®, a sustainable promotional products and media company, announced that Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Gia Machlin, EcoPlum President & CEO, to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. Gia joins entrepreneurs Susie Carder and Rachel Nielsen as the magazine’s latest appointees to its board.

According to Enterprising Women, all three women appointees have built thriving businesses, with bold visions to fundamentally improve people’s lives, and distinctive strategies for delivering on their brand promise. As such, they embody the leadership values of Enterprising Women and its network of successful women business owners across North America and globally. 

“Enterprising Women is proud to welcome Gia Machlin, Susie Carder, and Rachel Nielsen to our Advisory Board. They each bring an unstoppable passion and sophisticated strategies to ensuring their clients’ success,” said Smiley.

Enterprising Women, the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners, chronicles the growing political, economic, and social influence power of entrepreneurial women in 185 countries. The organization extends this influence through thought leadership conferences, recognition, online learning and the vital mentoring of young high school women advanced by the Enterprising Women Foundation.   

Gia Machlin said, “I am very honored to join such a distinguished group of women business owners on the advisory board for Enterprising Women and look forward to encouraging women to take a chance on entrepreneurship!” 

A successful entrepreneur, Gia founded EcoPlum in 2007 with the goal of inspiring and motivating people to live more sustainably and practice conscious purchasing. EcoPlum sells its Sustainable Swag® line of promotional products as alternatives to conventional merchandise that is produced without considering environmental impact in materials or processes. EcoPlum, a for-profit company, is committed to a triple-bottom line focus on people, planet and profit.

EcoPlum is certified nationally as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The company is a distributor member of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and the Ad Specialty Institute (ASI).  EcoPlum is also a member of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). EcoPlum earned environmental certification with its Green America Business Seal of Approval in 2011.

About EcoPlum

EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused business-to-business, media, and e-commerce company. EcoPlum Business Gifts (EBG) is the company’s primary service, offering branded marketing solutions and selling eco-friendly promotional products to companies, universities and organizations. EcoPlum brands and customizes its Sustainable Swag® product line for clients with their logos, taglines or messages. In the EcoPlum Biz Blog, the writing staff covers the topic of sustainability with information, news and lifestyle articles primarily for business decision-makers. The company began as an eco-friendly online boutique for consumers in 2007, shifting efforts towards a growing demand for its unique promotional products in 2016.

As a for-profit company, EcoPlum has a strong social mission to help combat environmental issues and is committed to a triple-bottom-line strategy focused on people, planet and profit. EcoPlum hopes to inspire, inform and empower its clients and readers with consciousness of their daily habits, purchases and impact on the world’s limited resources. The company is on a path to transform the promotional products industry with more environmentally sound products to eliminate harmful waste and reduce dependency on plastic. 

EcoPlum sells unique, innovative, high-quality, best-in-class promotional merchandise that combines both style and function. Products are sourced using rigorous standards for environmental and social sustainability based on a transparent list of criteria. Among these sustainable factors are organic, vegan, recycled, reclaimed, renewable resources, upcycled, fair trade, fair labor, Made-in-the-USA, energy-efficient, ethically sourced, and third-party certification. EcoPlum product categories include apparel, kitchen, office, bags, wellness, outdoors, schools and food.

Sustainability. Meet Style.® plus Sustainable Swag® at For more information: info(at)ecoplum(dot)com, Facebook at, on Twitter via @ecoplum, and on Instagram via @ecoplum.


Marcia Robbins
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Gia Machlin
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