Womenetics Presents - The 2013 Global Women's Initiative - Creating Shared Value: Powering Profits, Benefiting Society (ATLANTA)
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Womenetics Presents - The 2013 Global Women's Initiative - Creating Shared Value: Powering Profits, Benefiting Society (ATLANTA)



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Creating Shared Value: Powering Profits, Benefiting Society

Purchase your ticket to join Womenetics and global thought leaders for a half-day conference as we explore creating shared value (CSV), the concept that is changing the way companies all over the world approach business, innovation and social responsibility. Tweet about attending this event using the hashtag #WomeneticsGWI and be entered into a drawing to receive an additional ticket for a friend.

Economies in limbo, diminishing natural resources and hazards to our physical well-being are among the challenges facing the global community. And, women are often disproportionately affected by these kinds of critical issues. Solutions can be found through collaborative efforts of all sectors, but especially by harnessing the power of business.

Women in business can accelerate the charge to adopt CSV practices internally. This year’s conference will feature three panel discussions focused on areas where shared value business opportunities and triple bottom line outcomes can transform communities and enhance lives: Health, Sustainability and Economic Development.

The event will also feature keynote conversations with two dynamic women who are at the forefront of creating change: innovation expert Debra Dunn in Atlanta and global health leader Helene Gayle in Chicago.Industry leaders like Nestle, Hewlett Packard, The Coca-Cola Company, Heinz, GE and Intercontinental Hotel Group have embraced the shared value mindset with remarkable success.

Learn about the powerful business trend adopted by leading global companies

Infuse your business pursuits with your passion for positive global change

Network with business executives from around the country

Connect your company with remarkable community organizations

Expand your perspective to a global view

Visit www.womenetics.com for more information

*Lunch Included*
Registration begins promptly at 8:00 a.m, program starts at 8:30 a.m.



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  • www.womenetics.com Atlanta September 25, 2013 The Georgia Aquarium Creating Shared Value: Powering Profits, Benefiting Society
  • Creating Shared Value (CSV) is a reframing of business that engages scale and innovation to advance societal progress while enhancing profitability. - Elisabeth Marchant, President and CEO of Womenetics The 2013 Global Women’s Initiative Creating Shared Value: Powering Profits, Benefiting Society On September 25th, Womenetics presents the fourth annual Global Women’s Initiative (GWI) at the Georgia Aquarium. The 2013 conference explores creating shared value (CSV), a business strategy that engages the scale and innovation of business to advance social progress. Wom- enetics’ focus will center on how companies can better utilize the talents of women to accelerate the benefits derived from CSV in order to help produce sustainable solutions, taking into account the unique ways women are impacted by and can impact the world’s problems. Womenetics will host the half-day conference with thought leaders from around the globe and highlight local companies that have made creating shared value integral to their bottom line. The Conference Includes: Introduction to CSV from Laura Herman ● Keynote Conversation with Debra Dunn ● Three Moderated Panel Discussions with 17 International Thought Leaders ● GWI Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship Presentation ● Resource Fair For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com
  • Creating Shared Value = Empowered CommunitiesCreating Shared Value = Empowered Communities Southwire – headquartered in Carrollton, Ga. – employs at-risk teens with the caveat that they must remain in school and graduate. Southwire also employs high-performing students as a part of their engineering academy to solve critical challenges facing the company. The solutions these teams developed saved Southwire $10,000 and opened up $300,000 in potential revenue this year (2013 profitability projected at $2 million). This “win-win” is an example of creating shared value, a business philosophy that addresses social issues while also financially benefiting a company. Our panelist, Carol Godfrey, vice president of marketing and product development, manages the company’s engineering academy. Southwire Featured Panelist Carol Godfrey oversees a team responsible for positioning her company’s sustainable supply chain of raw materials, MRO components and services. Godfrey is responsible for developing new product and service offerings, strategic partnerships, future product positioning and acquisitions. Emory University Emory University’s commitment to consume locally grown produce has contributed to the development of an economic engine with the potential of fueling Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood to new heights of fiscal opportunity. Atlanta Lettuce Works is the product of a collaborative partnership between Emory University, The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta and several other community partners. Using a property located in the Pittsburgh neighborhood, lettuce will be grown in four greenhouses and processed by employees hired from the neighborhood. The employees earn a living wage plus full benefits and the opportunity to transition into business owners. Estimates predict annual revenues of $7 million within five years. Featured Panelist Ciannat Howett became Emory’s first director of sustainability initiatives in September 2006, managing a university-wide effort to ensure that Emory’s actions and policies support environmental, social and economic systems that provide a healthy, productive and meaningful life for current and future generations. For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com For interviews contact Jana Dannheisser | jdannheisser@womenetics.com
  • Creating Shared Value = Powerful CollaborationCreating Shared Value = Powerful Collaboration Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), the first medical school established at a historically black college and university in the 20th century, is committed to providing healthcare products, services and research to underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and across the nation. One such product is e-HealthyStrides, a diabetes self-management tool developed by MSM. Of the 25.6 million adults living with diabetes in the United States, nearly 50 percent are women who incur more severe diabetes complications than their male counterparts. e-HealthyStrides is an integrated solution for diabetes care that supports the training of coaches and participants to enhance health literacy and create and maintain a personal health record. Morehouse School of Medicine Featured Panelist Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., as incoming president of Morehouse School of Medicine July 1, 2014, will be the first African-American woman to lead a free-standing medical school. She is the founder and former director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College. Her current research includes a partnership with the University of Zambia, which focuses on the development of a vaginal microbicide for the prevention of HIV. UBS UBS is a global leader in the financial services industry with a strong presence in every major financial center and offices in over 50 different countries. Building upon a legacy 150 years in the making, UBS has taken philanthropy to the next level. Specifically, UBS advises clients through Values-Based Investing (VBI), an investment philosophy that takes into account ethical, environmental and social criteria alongside financial criteria when formulating investment objectives. VBI identifies companies that understand the risks and opportunities of the modern marketplace and are best equipped to solve the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Today more than $5 trillion of assets worldwide are invested with environmental, social or governance criteria in mind. Featured Panelist Bill Sutton created and leads the philanthropic offering at UBS in the US, which includes strategic consulting and collaborative initiatives for individual, foundation and endowment clients. According to Euromoney magazine, UBS’ philanthropic services led by Sutton are the “best in the world.” For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com For interviews contact Jana Dannheisser | jdannheisser@womenetics.com
  • Creating Shared Value = New SolutionsCreating Shared Value = New Solutions The energy, environment, safety, and health division of Lockheed Martin ensures long-term viability of the organization’s people, places and products. The work of ESH reflects the competitive and efficiency-related dynamics of today's business climate, as well as the dichotomy of diminishing natural resources and expanding environmental regulations. Experts in disciplines of occupational health, safety, engineering and environmental science lead ESH initiatives within key business func- tions such as policy and regulatory affairs, remediation and sustainability. Lockheed Martin Featured Panelist Becton, Dickinson and Company One of the three ways to create shared value is what academics term reconceiving products and markets, which means defining markets in terms of unmet needs or social ills and developing profitable products or services that remedy these conditions. To reduce healthcare worker needle-stick injuries, BD — a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents — developed a new type of safety syringe. This product innovation grew to $2 billion, approximately a quarter of the company’s revenue. Featured Panelist Renuka Gadde provides overall leadership for Becton, Dickson and Compay's (BD) global health activities in emerging and developing countries. Gadde works across businesses for market assessment and development on policy, public-private partnerships and engagement with global and local funding organizations. Carol B. Cala oversees Lockheed Martin’s ESH (energy, environment, safety and health) organization and Chairs the ESH Leadership Council that sets ESH corporate policies and direction. For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com For interviews contact Jana Dannheisser | jdannheisser@womenetics.com
  • The Keynote Conversation with Global Thought LeadersThe Keynote Conversation with Global Thought Leaders The d.school at Stanford University (formally known as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) is a place where students write on the walls and ceiling and find new uses for ramen noodles (an actual class assignment). But it’s not all pipe cleaners and Post-it notes at the d.school. Partnering with companies such as Facebook, Procter & Gamble, Kaiser Permanente, Google, JetBlue Airlines and many others, d.school students have formed five companies and created an array of breakthrough solutions for impoverished communities across the world. Debra Dunn spearheads a course called Design for Sustainable Abundance and a program called FEED Collaborative, where she teaches d.school students how to utilize the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to tackle the world’s toughest social problems. As a former Hewlett-Packard (HP) senior vice president of corporate affairs and global citizenship, Dunn has over 20 years of business industry and innovation experience. Recognized as a leading champion and proponent of social entrepreneurs, Dunn serves on the boards of B Lab – where she is a founding board member – and the Skoll Foundation. She is a trusted advisor to IDEO.org, the African Leadership Academy and numerous social entrepreneurs around the world. Debra Dunn Laura Herman Laura Herman leads Foundation Strategy Group’s (FSG) consulting services across sectors, industries and functions in the practice of shared value strategies as it relates to the health and global development of women and girls. Her clients include Nike and the Grassroots Girls initiative, the United Nations’ Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Women’s World Banking, the International Partnership for Microbicides, AVAC, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Herman was a lead author on the white paper on shared value and maternal health, “Private Enterprise for Public Health,” published by the UN’s Every Woman Every Child initiative. She is a team member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is an advisor to AshokaU and serves on the board of VillageReach. Capitalism is an unparalleled vehicle for meeting human needs, improving efficiency, creating jobs, and building wealth. But a narrow conception of capitalism has prevented business from harnessing its full potential to meet society’s broader challenges. The opportunities have been there all along but have been overlooked. Businesses acting as businesses, not as charitable donors, are the most powerful force for addressing the pressing issues we face. Excerpt from: The Harvard Business Review "Creating Shared Value: Redefining Capitalism and the Role of the Corporation in Society" Professor - Stanford d.school - former SVP Corporate Affairs and Global Citizenship – HP — Founding Board Member - B Lab Managing Director - FSG and Shared Value Initiative.org For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com For interviews contact Jana Dannheisser | jdannheisser@womenetics.com
  • The Ripple EffectThe Ripple Effect The 2013 GWI Resource Fair The resource fair brings words to action by connecting participating organizations with conference attendees who are inspired to find new ways to move the needle and collaborate. Each year we invite select NGOs, corporate foundations, social entrepreneurs and academic institutions to join the GWI Resource Fair to benefit from the exposure to civic and business leaders outside their normal reach. Whether it is bettering society, advancing legislation or promoting sustainability, we want to give attendees immediate ways that they can engage in creating shared value while simultaneously giving our resource fair participants the ability to advance their missions. For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com For interviews contact Jana Dannheisser | jdannheisser@womenetics.com
  • 2013 Global Women’s Initiative Corporate Partners2013 Global Women’s Initiative Corporate Partners DistinguishedPanelists Presenting Sponsor  HeatherBurke, ChiefStrategyOffice–GirlTank  CarolGodfrey, VicePresidentMarketingandDevelopment—Southwire  SitaRanchod-Nilsson, DirectorInstituteonDevelopingNations—EmoryUniversity  BillSutton, HeadofPhilanthropicServices—UBS  ErikTrojian, DirectorofPolicy--BLab  RenukaGadde, VPGlobalHealth–BD  ValerieMontgomeryRice, Dean,EVPandIncomingPresident MorehouseSchoolofMedicine  BenSchwartz, SeniorDir.HealthEquityUnit–CARE  CindyZeldin, Exec.Dir.–GeorgiansforaHealthyFuture  CarolB.Cala, VicePresidentofEnergy,Environment,Safety&Health–Lock- heedMartin  JanineMaxwell, Co-founder–HeartforAfrica  CiannatHowett, DirectorSustainabilityInitiatives–EmoryUniversity  LaneMoore, FoundingExecutiveChairman--RubiconGlobal ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PANEL ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE PANEL SUSTAINABILITY PANEL For interviews contact Jana Dannheisser | jdannheisser@womenetics.com For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com
  • The ROLE of the 21st Century Business FAQ’s About the 2013 Global Women’s Initiative What is Creating shared value? Creating shared value is a fresh and powerful approach to business that is rooted in the belief that companies can address societal challenges while concurrently enhancing profits and competitiveness— businesses doing well by doing good. Why Does Shared Value Matter? Business has been the villain for too long. There is an unrecognized profit opportunity for those who can weave social needs into economic and financial value. CSV takes business beyond charity to overall value creation. What Companies Have Embraced Shared Value?  Atlanta: Southwire, Rubicon Global, Coca-Cola, CARE USA, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University and many more  Global Industry Leaders: HP, UBS, GE, IHG, Nestle and many more Why is Shared Value Relevant to Womenetics? Research indicates that companies with gender inclusive leadership outperform the competition. The diverse perspective of women enables companies to better recog- nize the need to bring value to the community and desirable revenue-generating so- lutions. On average, companies with the highest percentages of women board directors outperformed those with the least by 66 percent. - Catalyst Bottom Line Report What is Womenetics? Womenetics accelerates business by advancing women leaders. It is a globally recognized center of influence in the area of gender diversity and women’s leader- ship. Driven by the belief that women’s full engagement is an imperative for econom- ic prosperity, Womenetics’ mission is to develop, support and inspire female leaders to create an impact in their fields. Womenetics focuses on three areas: women as effective business leaders, as successful business owners and as change agents around global issues impacting the bottom line. To join the conversation, visit www.womenetics.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @womenetics. What is the Global Women’s Initiative? The Global Women’s Initiative is an annual symposium that convenes international thought leaders to discuss current trends impacting businesswomen of today and tomorrow. The conference explores the intersection of women’s leadership and 21st century business innovation and strategy. Previous topics have included economic development, the commercial sexual exploitation of children and women in the media. The Global Women’s Initiative has hosted renowned leaders such as former U.S. Ambassador Melanne Verveer; Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media; and Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president of sustainability and social innovation at Hewlett-Packard Company. What Other Events are Produced by Womenetics? POW Awards: POW! Awards honor a select group of high-level, high-impact women chosen by the community and convenes key players in the business, government and NGO sectors Womenetics Academy: The Womenetics Academy is for high-potential business women and their companies who are excited by cutting edge business trends and want to build their peer network with like-minded women. Who are the Leaders of Womenetics? CEO and Founder: Elisabeth Marchant Vice President of Content and Programs: Ellen Adair Wyche For interviews contact Jana Dannheisser | jdannheisser@womenetics.com For Tickets Visit: www.womenetics.eventbrite.com