Loyola University Chicago

Baumhart Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub

Impact Leaders Series

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Impact Leaders Series is an annual series designed to bring together young professionals to explore topics in social business, inclusive leadership, and values-based career development. The series features exclusive workshops and panels facilitated by accomplished purpose-driven leaders, including Loyola’s Baumhart Scholars. The 2019-2020 cohort is now complete; emerging leaders with a demonstrated commitment to social impact are invited to apply in October of 2020 to be part of the 2020-2021 cohort.

2019-2020 Focus Areas

  • Impact Investing & ESG
  • Managing for Impact
  • Driving Impact in Education
  • Leading for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

2019-2020 Featured Speakers

Brian Barasch
Director Marketing & Communications
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Daniel Cervantes
Senior Vice President of Programs
Skills for Chicagoland's Future
Lincoln Chandler
Founder and President
Chandler Decision Services
Elizabeth Cole
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Aim & Arrow
Tanjia Coleman
Chief Possibility Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Laura Coy
Director of Community Engagement
William Blair
Charity Driggs
Associate Project Manager in ESG
Morningstar
Jennifer Hodges
Director of Whole Child Fund
KIPP Chicago
Erica Loper
Manager of Operations Analytics
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Dorri McWhorter
CEO
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Dan Nielsen
Managing Director
Great Lakes Advisors
Gregory Schmidt
Second Vice President
Northern Trust
Adam Shafer
Business Development Associate
Buzzispace
Annie Weinheimer
Engagement Manager
Ryan Specialty Group