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Innovation in Social Venturing: A Panel Discussion Sponsored by Project Redwood in Chicago

Event Details

Thu, October 17, 2019
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Metropolitan Club, Willis Tower 67th Floor
233 S Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
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Registration Period:
$15 per person
GSB Alumni Relations

GSB alumni and friends are invited to a panel discussion that will be a glimpse into the world of social entrepreneurs and the work they do to alleviate poverty. Hear firsthand how these innovative thinkers have created unique solutions to improve the quality of life for so many. Be inspired when you hear how these passionate leaders have applied modern management practices and the use of technology to reshape the lives of thousands of people living in extreme poverty. Learn how our extended GSB community plays a role in advancing their causes.

Our three panelists are grantees of Project Redwood, the social venture fund launched by GSB ’80 alumni and open to all members of the GSB community.

The discussion will be moderated by Rich Jerdonek GSB ’80 of Project Redwood. Panelists represent ventures that serve three distinct communities from around the world: DIG, helping farmers grow income and improve sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti, Cristo Rey Network with 38 college prep schools in the United States enabling below the poverty line students to learn life lessons for personal growth, and Child Aid, educating and training teachers in Guatemala to improve literacy in the poorest, mostly indigenous communities.

Program Highlights

6:30pm – 7:15pm: Check in and light refreshments and Networking
7:15pm – 8:30pm: Panel Discussion
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Networking with Alumni and Panelists

Please register by Thursday, October 10.

The event is limited to Business School Alumni.

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