Following five years of corporate legal practice, Alice Brown decided to pursue her passions for philanthropy and fashion by creating a for-profit social enterprise designed to empower consumers to affect positive change in the world through their purchase of quality footwear. As founder and owner of GoodSteps, Alice built a self-sustaining business with the primary focus of giving back. Prior to founding her business, Alice worked in the Financial Services and Products group at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, where her practice was focused on assisting banks, real estate investment vehicles and other financial institutions with debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, underwritings, corporation formations and restructurings, recapitalizations, corporate governance and numerous related regulatory issues. While at Alston & Bird, she was also able to take on a number of pro bono projects, most of which related to the corporate structure, operational and legal compliance components of various non-profit organizations. Alice holds a BA from Wake Forest University and a JD from Emory Law School. She resides in Atlanta with her husband and one-year old daughter, Madison.