Conscious Capitalism, Values and DEI: Reflections and Dialogue on What is True and What Is Changing

  • 3 Feb 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online Event (ZOOM LINK in confirmation)

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Racism and anarchy have leaped from the shadows. And yet, we find value in responding, rather than reacting. In bringing curiosity to the table, as we reflect on the world we now live in. How can we, as leaders, grow and benefit our organizations, while the ground trembles beneath our feet?

Systemic racism has existed for 400 years. And now, as conscious leaders, we are committed to transforming organizational culture and to meeting this issue head on.

Join us on February 3rd for a courageous conversation With Raj Sisodia. We will ask Raj about this expansion of Conscious Capitalism’s values in a fireside chat with our Vice President, Diane J. Johnson, PHD, and our Membership Chair, Cheryl Leong. Both of these women are deeply committed to anti-racism and will bring a deep exploration of DEI values to the table.

  • We’ll look at why things are different now, and how leaders can be more effective in creating conscious, inclusive cultures.
  • We’ll unpack the intricacies of systemic oppression and the impact that has on people who want to be conscious capitalists.
  • We’ll ask what values should be highlighted during these times: what are the values that support an inclusive culture?

Just in case you don’t know, Raj Sisodia has a long and celebrated career as a conscious capitalist. Co-founding the Conscious Capitalism movement is only one of his accomplishments. Here’s a brief bio that will give you a sense of his far-reaching impact on consciousness and leadership.

Raj Sisodia is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He has a Ph.D. in Business from Columbia University. Raj is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (2013) and Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters (2015). He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011. Raj received an honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales University in 2016.

Raj has published eleven books, including Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, which was named a top business book of 2007 by Amazon.com. His most recent book is The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World. He has consulted with numerous companies, including AT&T, Verizon, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, McDonalds and Southern California Edison. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

We hope you’ll join us in exploring Conscious Capitalism and its evolving relationship with DEI values. Here’s more about our moderators, Dr. Diane Johnson and Cheryl Leong.

Diane JohnsonDr. Johnson is CEO and Founder of Mmapeu (“Woman Who Carries Ideas”) Management Consulting. This is a national consulting firm committed to aligning mission, vision and values for social enterprises, philanthropic institutions, the social sector, triple bottom-line businesses, B Corps and tech companies. She is particularly interested in and committed to creating dynamic, sustainable and equitable models of market and community benefits. Since 1992, Dr. Johnson has consulted, facilitated and trained on strategic development; cultural capacity, diversity, inclusion and equity; organizational development, institutional capacity building, leadership development, collaboration and community engagement, program design, program evaluation and leadership development for almost 10,000 organizations and individuals.

Diane received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies (sociology, organizational behavior, management and non-profit studies) from Tufts University. Her dissertation focused on cross-sectoral leadership and collaboration between the business, government, social and community sectors. Dr. Johnson is also an ordained minister in the progressive Christian denomination of the United Church of Christ, focusing on the intersection of spirituality, social change and equity. She received her Masters in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

Cheryl LeongCheryl Leong is the founder of Leading with Consciousness, and they are a Coach and Licensed Therapist. Their life has included many adventures in consciousness studies, multinational businesses, non-profit work and mental health work. This has included in-house speaking, customer service consulting, leadership development, EQ, sexual harassment consulting, Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, LGBTQIA+ education,and psychotherapy. They are committed to contributing to the exciting movement and look forward to witnessing the many ways conscious business transforms and grows in the 21st century.

We hope you’ll join us at this event. It is designed to align conscious leaders with DEI values, bringing more inclusion and equity to conscious business.



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