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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT… Driving Social Good and Change Through the Power of the Workplace

Through access to networks, employees and customers, the workplace – regardless of size, sector or purpose – has the unique power to act as force multipliers to impact social change and make a difference. This session will explore the various ways that employees and entrepreneurs can use a work or corporate infrastructure to give back, volunteer and make an impact locally, domestically or globally. This session will use experiences from real-life change agents to offer inspiration and advice for how you can engage and make a difference within your workplace. Attendees will explore:
•How to find out if your company has employee networks dedicated around these initiatives
•How to start an initiative if your organization doesn’t already have something
•How to work with your company to ensure that corporate and social responsibility is part of their mission
•How to integrate philanthropy and social responsibility into the mission and financials of your small business

Panelists: Laura Huffman, state director, Nature Conservancy Texas @LAURAJHUFFMAN
Sherri Reuland, president, board of directors, Boot Campaign @BOOTCAMPAIGN 
Jessica Shortall, director of giving, TOMS Shoes @JESSICASHORTALL

Moderator: Sera Bonds, executive director, Circle of Health International @COHINTL