Please join us for a panel discussion on what it means to be a conscious leader in turbulent times, and an opportunity to network with like-minded business people. We understand the critical element that leadership plays in building impactful, mission-driven conscious businesses. Our panel will focus on how do we effectively distinguish between good management and powerful leadership; what individual personal practices and organizational practices support our being impactful conscious leaders and stakeholders; what mechanisms can assist us in being accountable and aware of our blind spots that prevent our continued development as conscious leaders?
David Jackson, Impact Hub
Growing up in Oakland, David Jackson is no stranger to social justice, passionate entrepreneurs and serving the community. The son of a pastor, David grew up understanding the value ofcharitable organizations in the community. His dedication to community development runs deep and is reflected by those who have been directly or indirectly affected by his mindful and carefully considered decisions. Within the last twenty years of his career, he has dedicated his life to homelessness, food security, drug and alcohol addiction and most recently, advancing an entrepreneurial community as the CEO of Impact Hub-Oakland. David is dedicated to advancing the Oakland community, through creating solutions, providing access, and connecting people.
Rodney Foxworth, Common Future
A nonprofit leader and social entrepreneur, Rodney Foxworth is CEO of Common Future, formerly known as BALLE, a network of leaders (re)building an economy that includes everyone. Common Future’s work unites wealth-holders and wealth-builders across the U.S. and Canada to advance a more equitable economy.
Notably, Rodney has shared the stage with field leaders and spoken at the AEO Conference, the SOCAP conference, Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum, Mission Investing Institute, Social Finance Forum, Confluence Philanthropy Convening, Open Markets Institute, Skoll World Forum, and Global Philanthropy Forum.
Previously, he was CEO and Founder of Invested Impact, a consulting firm focused on economic development, philanthropy, and social innovation, and co-founder and Strategy Advisor of Impact Hub Baltimore. Prior to founding Invested Impact, Rodney was community manager at BMe, a national network of black male leaders and entrepreneurs. Rodney has also served as program manager at Job Opportunities Task Force, a policy advocacy and workforce development organization. Additionally, he has been a consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Calvert Impact Capital, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, among others.
Rodney is a BALLE Fellow, Next City Vanguard, and Baltimore Business Journal “40 under 40” honoree. He is featured in the Washington Post bestseller, “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.” Rodney serves on the board of Justice Funders, SOCAP, and NFF.
Maria Hernandez, madeBOS, Inc.
Martha is the founder and CEO of madeBOS, Inc., an innovative AI-powered platform designed to provide smart talent development solutions. Martha made a bold move and quit her job as an executive of Talent to invest all her time into madeBOS.com. The idea was to create a technology asset that enables companies to implement highly effective organizational change and performance by inspiring, motivating and empowering employees to stay longer and be more productive through clear and realistic career paths. Martha was one of the first founders to set up a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign quickly surpassed her fundraising goal by more than 200%. A total of 291 investors stood behindmadeBOS.com. Currently, madeBOS is backed by Camelback Ventures and is post-revenue.
Louiza Doran, LouizaDoran.com
Louiza Doran’s work is as multi-faceted as she is. Louiza has designed a coaching and consulting practice that honors her passion for both social equity and personal empowerment. She believes that you cannot create an equitable, diverse and inclusive society without guiding people through their decolonization process and teaching and empowering individuals to walk in their purpose; so the two branches of her work naturally bleed into each other. Her unique approach is a holistic one that considers the person, their identity and experiences as well as the communities in which we live. She’s used her training, education, resources and personal journey to create a signature system that supports, edifies and guides her clients through a process that allows them to take an honest look at how to begin living in alignment with their vision, values and belief system. Louiza is a Bay Area Native, Cal Alumni, Boxing Enthusiast & Participant, Music Junkie, Coffee Aficionado, and Dance Machine
Huge Thanks to our Moderator, East Bay Chair, Dr. Diane Johnson of MMPAEU Management Consulting
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