Power Chat Schedule | May 16 - 25

Our Power Chat series features interactive discussions with executives who are harnessing the positive power of business and innovation to build a better world. Each Chat includes 20 minutes of time for small group discussion and virtual networking.

May 16 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (CST)

Leading with Purpose

A conversation with Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest.

May 17 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CST)

Purpose Driven Giving: Meeting the Philanthropic Needs of a New World

  • Nancy (Choi) Bonges, Director of Community Engagement, William Blair
  • Neela Pal, VP, Head of External Engagement Strategy, Diversity, and Inclusion, Goldman Sachs
  • Andrea Saenz, COO, Chicago Community Trust
  • Becky Kiely (Baumhart Scholar), Assistant VP, CCS Fundraising (moderator)

May 18 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (CST) 

From ESG to Impact

  • Mamadou Abou-Sarr, Founder and President, V-Square Quantitative Management
  • Holly Copeland, Sr. Director of CSR, Sustainability, and Impact, Horizon 
  • Swasti Gupta-Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Finance, Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
  • Dan Nielsen, Adjunct Professor for ESG Integration, Loyola's Quinlan School of Business 

May 19 | Noon - 1:30 p.m. (CST)

Growing the Funding for Nature

  • Tayyaba Ali, CEO, Trouvaille Innovations
  • Molly Meyer, CEO and Founder, Omni-Ecosystems 
  • Rick Saines, Partner, Pollination
  • Megan Yamauchi, COO, Trouvaille Innovations
  • Karen Weigert, Director, Baumhart Center (moderator)

May 20 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (CST)

Unpacking the Great Recalibration and the Future of Work

  • Nicole Johnson-Scales, Certified Coach and Career Strategist, Design Your Professional Joy
  • Jon Staff, Founder and CEO, Getaway House

May 20 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CST)

Author Spotlight

A conversation with Jason Feifer, EIC of Entrepreneur Magazine. Moderated by Lisa Laws, COO of 1871.

May 23 | Noon - 1:30 p.m. (CST)

A Holistic Approach for Implementing the UNSDGs

  • Liz Dahan, Partner, Washington, D.C., Brunswick Group
  • Ruben Ocampo, Founder of Conic Group
  • Lindsay Kennedy (Baumhart Scholar), Sr. Manager ESG Reporting, Whirlpool Corp.

May 24 | Noon - 1:30 p.m. (CST)

Building Inclusive Pipelines to Entrepreneurship

A conversation with Britney Robbins, Founder and CEO of The Gray Matter Experience. Moderated by Dr. Malik Henfield, Founding Dean of the Institute for Racial Justice at Loyola University Chicago.

May 25 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CST)

The Power of B Corps

A Conversation with Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Jeni's Ice Cream

Main Program Schedule | May 26

Our main conference will take place in-person on Loyola's Water Tower Campus at the Schreiber Center. Portions of the day will be available to livestream.

8:00 to 8:30 a.m. (CST)

Registration, Networking, Breakfast

8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (CST) Livestream available

Opening Plenary

Welcoming Remarks

  • Margaret Faut Callahan, Provost, Loyola University Chicago
  • Brenda Asare, Baumhart Center Advisory Board
  • Karen Weigert, Director, Baumhart Director  

On Purpose: Accelerating Impact in a Changing World

  • Michael Strautmanis, Executive VP, Obama Foundation
  • Michael Fassnacht, Chief Marketing Officer, City of Chicago & President and CEO, World Business Chicago
  • Colleen Tunney-Ryan, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, First Women’s Bank
  • Thru Shivakumar, CEO and Co-founder, Cohesion
  • Karen Weigert (moderator), Director, Baumhart Center

10:15 to 10:30 a.m. (CST)

Break & Networking

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (CST) Livestream unavailable

Morning Leadership Breakout Sessions

Session A: Equitable Healthcare: Using Data to Improve Access

  • Javier Landivar, VP of Business Development and Medical Services Administration, Access Community Health Network
  • Dan Michelson, Founder, InCommon
  • Gabrielle Cummings, CEO, Highland Park Hospital
  • Jered Pruitt, COO, Chinese American Service League
  • Elaine Morrato (moderator), Founding Dean and Professor, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Session B: Accelerating Digital Equity with Purpose

  • Juan Carlos Linares, President and CEO of Association House of Chicago
  • Paul Luu, CEO, Chinese American Service League (CASL)
  • Jourdan Sorrell, Sr. Manager, External Affairs, Comcast
  • Karen Tamley, President and CEO, Access Living
  • Brittany McGhee (moderator), Director of Community and Strategic Engagement, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Session C: Staying Ahead of the Curve - Implementing New CSR Frameworks in the Workplace

  • Patricia Harris (Baumhart Scholar), Social Impact Manager, Best Buy
  • Paige Graham, Vice President, Social Impact and Sustainability, Edelman
  • Erica Loper (Baumhart Scholar), Sr. Finance Manager-Digital, Target
  • Madeline Stanton, Associate Manager, CSR, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Jennifer J. Griffin (moderator), Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J. Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Strategy, Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business

11:45 a.m. to Noon (CST)

Break & Networking

Noon to 1:45 p.m. (CST) Livestream available

Luncheon Awards: Innovations in Social Business

This year’s luncheon will feature winners of the 2022 Innovator in Social Business Awards, a nationally significant award series that recognizes extraordinary companies committed to doing well and doing good, together. Executives from the three winning companies will share insights with our audience.  

1:45 to 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Break & Networking

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (CST) Livestream unavailable

Breakout Sessions

Session A: Driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Economic Development

  • Ciere Boatright, VP of Real Estate and Community Development, Clayco CRG
  • Vanessa Uribe, Deputy Director, Office for Minority Economic Empowerment, IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • David Doig, President, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
  • Brad McConnell, CEO, Allies for Community Business
  • Jonathan McGee (Baumhart Scholar and moderator), Director of Office of Business and Workforce Diversity, IL Department of Transportation

Session B: Scaling Your Social Enterprise

  • Victor Saad, Founder, Experience Institute
  • Nick Brown, Founder, Glappitnova
  • Mary Katherine Scala, Co-founder, Freight to Plate
  • April Lane Schuster (moderator), Director, Entrepreneurial Initiatives & Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, Quinlan School of Business

Session C: Words Matter: Why Humanizing Language is Critical to Building a Purposeful Brand and Impacting Practices

  • Yemi Akisanya, Global Head of DEI, Groupon
  • Colleen Egan, President and CEO, IL Science and Technology Coalition
  • Brenda Palms Barber, President & CEO, North Lawndale Employment Network and CEO, Sweet Beginnings, LLC.
  • Leeatt Rothschild (moderator), Founder and CEO, Packed with Purpose

3:15 to 3:30 p.m. (CST)

Break & Networking

3:30 to 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Networking Reception

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