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LOCATION: Galvanize

Come to the Social Responsibility house to discover your higher purpose in work and life. The sessions in this house will spark conversations with some of the city’s leading social entrepreneurs and give you the tools to weave meaningful impact into your career and company culture. You’ll leave this house with deeper roots in the Bay Area’s vibrant social impact community and courageous energy to change the world through your career and everyday life.

Hosted by ATLAS GO, a global community of sweaty change makers

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

HOUSE PROGRAM

House Host

Magali Mathieu is co-founder of Atlas, a running and social media app where every mile you run, money is donated to a non-profit through a corporate sponsor. When she's not running, she's driving the business development and marketing. A passionate social entrepreneur with corporate marketing experience, her personal mission stems in answering the “so, what” behind social impact. She's a MilestoneMaker graduate granted by Nasdaq's Entrepreneurial Center program.

SESSION 1: How B Corps are shaking up the corporate world for good

October 26th, 9:30am

Get inspired by a lively discussion about the global cultural shift to redefine success in the corporate world. Our panelists include CEOs from some of the Bay Area’s leading Certified B Corporations, who will share how they balance profit and purpose. You will leave knowing more about the B Corp movement and how you can bring some of the same values to your own company culture.

  1. Jenna Perelman, Storytelling, WeFunder

  2. Mandy Fannin, Moringa Supply Chain Manager, Kuli Kuli

  3. Andrea Walker, Creative Media Evangelista, Beneficial State Bank

  4. Roshen Sethna, Partner, Exygy

  5. Margaret Link, Marketing Director, Sufferfest

  6. Olivia Kronemeyer, Multidimensional Cebadora: Brand + Culture, Guayaki Yerba Mate (moderator)

Mandy Fannin

After years in the restaurant industry, a self-proclaimed "superfoodie", serving in the Peace Corps and working in the non-profit world, Mandy decided to combine her love of food and philanthropy and join the Kuli Kuli team. Mandy manages the moringa supply chain for Kuli Kuli, where she sources the most nutrient dense plant on the planet, moringa, directly from high-impact, small farmers who are helping improve nutritional security, generate livelihoods, empower women and focus on environmental sustainability.

Andrea Walker

As the AVP, Creative Media Evangelista at Beneficial State Bank (Beneficial State), Andrea has been with Beneficial State for 10 years and manages the bank's marketing and communications department. Beneficial State is a community development financial institution and Certified B Corporation that operates from the belief that banking is meant to be beneficial to all and harm to none. Beneficial State offers their customers a new kind of bank and the tools they need to build something beautiful. Andrea is also the founder of Black Woman's Guide to Crypto and Blockchain. An organization dedicated to helping Black woman learn about and help build the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. In April 2018 she was selected as a competitor on Startup Bus 2018

 first-ever, Women in Blockchain bus and was featured in NBC's The Disruptors. An advocate of social change and environmental justice, Andrea is an Oakland, CA native and high school graduate of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), where she served for two consecutive years as the Student Board Director on the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education. Andrea received her undergraduate degree in Economics with a focus in Finance from Sacramento State University. Andrea is a board member at East Bay College Fund, a nonprofit that helps resilient OUSD students, under-represented in higher education, access and succeed in college, expanding their life opportunities. Andrea has a three year old daughter, Alexandria, and is currently writing a children's book about the beauty of breastfeeding.

Roshen Sethna

Roshen is a Partner at Exygy with deep experience in leadership, change management, product management, and digital innovation. She has guided Exygy's top civic sector clients in implementing user centric and agile methodologies. Some of her clients include the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing, Environmental Working Group, Wikimedia Foundation, Glide Memorial Church, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Prior to Exygy, Roshen was the COO and founding team member at a social venture incubator in North Carolina that supported over 150 companies. She also served a one year Americorps term at a community development corporation in Houston. Roshen holds a BA from Duke University where she was a Baldwin Scholar.

Margaret Link

Margaret Link, Marketing Director, Sufferfest

After years of experience in the B2B Tech and E-Commerce, Margaret transitioned into building a consumer-focused brand at Sufferfest Beer Company. Motivated to disrupt one of the oldest industries in America, marketing a BCorp Beer brand allows for equally innovative and disruptive marketing strategies to inspire the consumer. When talking marketing with Margaret you will hear her call her consumers “the tribe” as she strives to builds an engaged community that rallies around the battle cry of surviving a sufferfest and the ritual of celebrating accordingly. Most recently, she spearheaded the company’s “beer with benefits” campaign, introducing and advocating for the functionality of beer to the fit and active consumer. When she’s not enjoying an electrolytic beer herself, Margaret’s out earning her brew on the trails as an ultra trail runner.

Olivia Kronemeyer

Olivia Kronemeyer, Multidimensional Cebadora: Brand + Culture, Guayaki Yerba Mate (moderator)

A native of the Hamptons NY, Olivia has been living in San Francisco since graduating from Bates College in 2014. A passion for diverse cultures, sustainability and wellness serendipitously led her to join Guayaki Yerba Mate, where she has spent nearly four years growing the brand. Olivia is involved in many dimensions of Guayaki, such as event marketing, production, culture and education. She is currently focusing on diversity and inclusion initiatives as the company expands in the US and Canada. When she’s not sharing Yerba Mate, Olivia loves hiking, volunteering at urban gardens and playing tennis.

WORKSHOP

The art of networking; how to create meaningful relationships. - Lead: Nicole Silver

Nicole is a multidisciplinary problem solver with roots based in social entrepreneurship and personal development. She is an international guest lecturer and panel judge on the topic of entrepreneurship and social impact at institutions such as UC Berkeley Haas and TKM India Entrepreneurial Symposium. Silver is the founder and executive director of GROWmyfuture.org. GROW helps youth tackle the question of "who are you and what do you want to do with your life?" Nicole envisions a world where young people are empowered to pursue careers aligned with their passions and skills, leading to a more engaged workforce, lower dropout rates, decreased crime, less depression, and a healthier society.

SESSION 2: Investing in Impact: Why corporations and investment funds are going social

October 26th, 2:00pm

Investing in Impact: Why corporations and investment funds are going social

Did you know that investing in impact-driven companies can actually be profitable? Hear why innovative investors are breaking the traditional model and putting their dollars toward impact. Panelists include power women from a wide range of investment funds and corporate foundations.

 

Speakers:

  1. Kaego Rust, Founder & CEO, KOHR Consulting (moderator)

  2. Heidi Patel, Partner, Rethink Impact

  3. Kristin Siegel, Senior Program Development Coordinator, 100% Impact Network, Toniic

  4. Jo Opot, Head of Business Development, West Coast, Acumen

  5. Sophie Durey, Founder, The Impact Evaluation Factory

Kaego Rust

KHOR Consulting (KHOR) founder, Kaego Rust, has 13+ years' experience in business planning, growth, and operations. KHOR works with businesses to build business plans, cohesive messaging, and streamline their operations. KHOR has partnered with major organizations like Facebook, Google, Airbnb, and Nelson Mandela Foundation; and civic leaders like Former US Attorney General Eric Holder. Previously, Rust served as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. She is a writer and speaker for +Acumen impact investing, Rising Tide, and WIT Society; and Board Member for Edgewood. She received her B.A. in Economics from Harvard, and resides in San Francisco.

Heidi Patel

Heidi Patel, Partner at Rethink Impact - a venture capital firm investing in tech-driven, female-led impact companies (health, education, economic empowerment, sustainability). Former President and Head of Communities Investing for New Island Capital Management, an institutional-scale and mission-focused investment advisor. Previously, Heidi was an Acumen Fund Fellow working with D.light Design India to eradicate kerosene through solar-powered LED lights. Heidi was also a Director at Pacific Community Ventures, an investor that focused on creating quality jobs in low-income neighborhoods. She was a founding member of AOL Time Warner Ventures and worked in Investment Banking at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Credit Suisse First Boston. Heidi teaches (and co-created) an impact investing course at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and serves on its Student Impact Fund's Investment Committee.

Kristin Siegel

Kristin Siegel leads the projects of the 100% Impact Network within Toniic - a group of global asset owners who have intentionally committed one of their investment portfolios to 100% positive social and/or environmental impact. Kristin joined Toniic with a focus on the portfolio approach to impact investing with more than six years of global expertise in multi asset portfolio management and client advisory at Deutsche Bank and Bank Julius Bär Europe in Germany and Switzerland. During her MBA studies, Kristin worked with her teams on two social enterprise ideas in Nigeria and Venezuela focused on early childhood education and access to clean water.

Jo Opot

Jo is Acumen's Head of Business Development - West Coast, where she leads partner engagement and fundraising strategy. To date, Acumen has invested in 110 social impact ventures across 13 countries. Prior to Acumen, Jo developed tech platforms for early stage ventures as the Director of Business Development at Singlebrook Technology. Jo started her career at the United Nations. She then joined StartingBloc as Director of Programs and then Executive Director. Following this, Jowas the Global Vice President of Business Development at TerraCycle overseeing partnership development in 22 countries. Jo holds a BA in Political Science and French from Middlebury College and a Masters in Sustainability from the University of Cambridge.

Sophie Durey

Sophie Durey is the Founder of The Impact Evaluation Factory, a startup that accompanies investors and early stage ventures in their impact strategy journey. She is also the COO of Twin Peaks Capital, a private family office, based in SF. Before that she was the Head of Impact Evaluation for a $150m VC firm in Geneva, Switzerland, where she spent 8 years and supervised the impact due diligence and reporting of more than 50 deals. She started her career as an advocacy officer for World Vision. She co-founded Next Generation Finance, a Millennial-focused and led organization, that educates the Financial sector on the needs and demands of Millennial investors. On her spare time, she is an avid traveller, passionate reader and women's rights volunteer.

WORKSHOP

How to Tell a Compelling Story that Raises $$$

Are you thinking about launching a social enterprise, or do you want to raise money for your favorite nonprofit? Join us for a fun, interactive storytelling workshop with WeFunder to learn how you can craft a personal, compelling story that inspires people to support a cause you care about.

SESSION 3: The Future of Tech: How Social Entrepreneurs are Leveraging Technology for Good

October 27th, 9:30am

In the Bay Area, we are constantly exposed to some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology innovations. But innovation isn’t only happening at tech giants like Google. Hear how leading social entrepreneurs are using technology to improve the education system, break the cycle of poverty, and connect fitness to local impact.

  

Speakers:

  1. Arjita Sethi, Co-Founder, Equally

  2. Manon Lavaud, CEO, Musana Carts

  3. Magali Mathieu, Co-Founder, AtlasGo

  4. Lisa Mae Brunson, Founder and Chief Visionary, Wonder Women Tech (moderator)

Arjita Sethi

Arjita is the co-founder of Equally, a Public Benefit Corporation with a purpose to provide equal education. It's first product is School of Games, is an AR, Literacy platform. This became one of the semi finalist in the Global Literacy Challenge by XPrixe which was sponsored by Elon Musk.
She is currently serving on the Young Executive Advisory Board on the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco.
She is also the co-founder of Startupindia.in , a startup based out of India that is providing tools and resources for grassroot entrepreneurs in India to create impactful startups.
Arjita is a passionate social entrepreneur who completed her masters in social entrepreneurship from Hult international Business School.
She speaks actively on Inclusion, Equality and Social Entrepreneurship. She was a speaker at TEDx San Francisco in 2015. She trained over 250 women at the Women Tech Makers Conference in NYC, Cambridge and Nigeria in 2017. She also headed the first Milestone Maker Program of Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in India.

Manon Lavaud

Manon Lavaud is the CEO and co-founder of Musana Carts. Prior to launching Musana Carts, Manon was a strategy analyst in post war and crisis markets. She worked with companies in Africa and Middle East. She also worked for a microfinance NGO in New Delhi, India. Manon holds a Bachelors in Management and Finance from HEC Montreal and a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School. Manon grew up in Africa and inherently knew she wanted to return to build her life here. Meeting her Ugandan co-founder in San Francisco enabled her to fight for what she believes in: proving and leveraging the value and the entrepreneurial spirit of street vendors.

Magali Mathieu

Magali Mathieu is co-founder of Atlas, a running and social media app where every mile you run, money is donated to a non-profit through a corporate sponsor. When she's not running, she's driving the business development and marketing. A passionate social entrepreneur with corporate marketing experience, her personal mission stems in answering the “so, what” behind social impact. She's a MilestoneMaker graduate granted by Nasdaq's Entrepreneurial Center program.

Lisa Mae Brunson

Lisa Mae Brunson is a Creative Visionary, Speaker, Author & Social Innovator that is committed to impacting humanity on a global scale. She was named Long Beach Post’s 2016 “40 Under 40” Winner, and she is a Commissioner on the Commission for Technology and Innovation for the City of Long Beach. She has cultivated the “Art of Fearless Asking” to “magically manifest” her visions into reality.

She is the founder of Wonder Women Tech, a global conference platform highlighting, celebrating, and educating women and diversity in STEAM, and has launched Junior Innovation Camps for underprivileged kids. She is founder of two hackathons–Hacks 4 Humanity, a hackathon for Social Good, and Wonder Women Hacks, a hackathon to address challenges facing women and girls. She received a three-year commitment from the City of Long Beach to host the Wonder Women Tech Conference from 2016 – 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

WORKSHOP

Designing a Solution for Problems in Your Community 

Lead: Alison Kjeldgaard 

Homelessness. Access to education. Poverty. Housing. Global warming. The list of issues affecting our community can seem endless; however, there is an equally long list of solutions waiting to be discovered. In this workshop, we will use design thinking principles to ideate, prototype, and create a potential business solution to a community issue we care about. You’ll leave with the inspiration and motivation to tackle these issues head on!

SESSION 4: Building a Movement: Engaging Your Community Change the World

October 27th, 2:00pm

Building a Movement: Engaging Your Community Change the World

Every person has the power to make an impact. But to create lasting change, we need to work together as a community. Learn how these inspiring women have inspired movements to tackle issues like food access, pedestrian safety, health and fitness education for girls, cancer awareness, environmental protection, and more. Together, we will identify the common threads in building a community around impact, and ways that you can join a movement or start one of your own.

 

Speakers:

  1. Natalia Carrasco, Director of Strategy, The Town Kitchen

  2. Jenny Yu, San Francisco Event Director, Colon Cancer Coalition

  3. Natalie Langsdorf, Program Director, Girls on the Run

  4. Claudia Sandoval, Pachamama Alliance

  5. Alison Kjeldgaard, (moderator)

Natalia Carrasco

Natalia Carrasco, Director of Strategy, The Town Kitchen. I'm fascinated with business and tech used for good. Love solving problems and creating opportunities.

Jenny Yu

Jenny moved to SF from the suburbs in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota right before the huge 7.1 earthquake the city had in 1989! Yet, the Quake of '89 did not drive Jenny back to the winter coldness of Minnesota. She has been a financial planner since 2007. Her team helps their clients crystalize their business, personal and financial objectives, guide them take actions to meet those goals and provide ongoing monitoring of their progress. They focus on working with owners of privately held businesses, young professionals, and families with children under 10 yers old. Jenny is also the Local Event Director for Get Your Rear In Gear SF Bay Area, a race that raises money for the Colon Cancer Coalition, and the Co-Founder for Families for Safe Streets Bay Area. Her belief is: "There is always time to help someone or a cause - great or small." And is fortunate she can do that, personally for her community, professionally for her clients.

Natalie Langsdorf

Natalie is the Program Director at Girls on the Run of the Bay Area. She is passionate about bringing social-emotional education to girls in underserved communities, and engaging committed volunteers in developing the leaders of tomorrow. Natalie is an alumna of Leading Women in Technology's WILpower Leadership Training Program. She volunteers with Alliance for Girls as the Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chair. Natalie graduated from Kenyon College with an English degree, and still loves nothing more than curling up with a good book. Her interests include project management, leadership development, facilitation, nonprofit finance, book clubs, gluten-free baking, enneagram, pilates, and hiking.

Claudia Sandoval

Claudia has been working with the Pachamama Alliance Development Team since January 2017. She came to San Francisco after having spent the previous five years in Colombia, South America where she worked on human rights and women's issues. Claudia received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University and her Masters degree in public policy and international development from American University. Claudia is fluent in English and Spanish and also speaks French and Portuguese. In her free time she enjoys dancing, traveling and exploring the Bay Area.

Alison Kjeldgaard, Moderator

Alison has worked in nonprofit marketing and community engagement for the past eight years. She is currently the Manager of Communications & External Relations at The Primary School, where she leads communications strategy and content development. She is passionate about mobilizing other young professionals to make an impact in the Bay Area. Alison has volunteered with Net Impact, Acumen, and Girls on the Run. She has also moonlighted as a journalist, writing about art, sustainable travel, and community leaders for local newspapers and online magazines. She holds a Master in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School and a BA from Occidental College. In her spare time, she loves to run, travel, dance, and play with her dog, Andy.

WORKSHOP

Drawdown - How can you take part in reversing climate change? 

Lead: Claudia Sandoval

Drawdown is defined as the point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peaks and begins to decline year after year. In pursuit of that goal, a coalition of over 200 contributors from 22 countries set out to identify, measure, and model the 100 most impactful technological, ecological, and behavioral solutions to global warming, and published a book with their findings in April of 2017.

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