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Meet Our September A-Lister: Celeste Blackman, Co-founder, The Green Zone Culture Group


Alister Sept 2.jpg“Do what you love, and your work will be part of who you are—not just a job.”


—Celeste Blackman, Co-founder, The Green Zone Culture Group


As the co-founder of an international consulting firm, Celeste Blackman helps businesses cultivate positive workplace environments. Her busy schedule means her plans are constantly changing, which is why she appreciates our no change fees. Although Celeste is a fan of our flexible policies, her love for Southwest® really stems from her work with our Repurpose with Purpose (RWP) program. RWP turns discarded items into useful products through partner organizations like Rethreaded, a nonprofit that sells handcrafted accessories made from upcycled Southwest aircraft seat leather. She supports Rethreaded by volunteering at the organization’s store and by offering her consulting services in exchange for a donation to Rethreaded. Celeste, we love your commitment to RWP!

—Lauren Losack, Communications & Outreach


Why Southwest “Travel is hard enough, and the friendly faces at Southwest ensure that I’ll land at my destination in good spirits.”


Nice Gesture “Once, after a delayed flight, I received an apology note and a $100 travel voucher. This was a pleasant surprise that really touched me.”


Shared Purpose “After volunteering at Rethreaded, I now see the leather seats on Southwest planes as a reminder that my carrier shares my values.”


Fashion Forward

Celeste dons the Grace Scarf, which is available at