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Careers with Impact Forum:

Challenging the Status Quo

 

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Virtual Event - Friday, October 16, 2020

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OUR IMPACT

Our theme of "Challenging the Status Quo" is to highlight and surface opportunities to make positive social change through business by challenging the way things are typically done.

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oneTILT WORKSHOP

Learn tangible skills on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and put them to work in our 2-hour workshop, "The Big Inclusive Management Picture". *

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OUR PANELS

Hear from leaders in various industries on how complex issues like inequality, diversity and sustainability are radically changing the landscape of business.

To learn more about UNC Kenan-Flagler's Net Impact chapter, visit our website.

Note: event to be held virtually. 

*Tickets to oneTILT training are an additional $5. Attendance is mandatory if registered. 

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2020 Schedule

 
10:00 AM
OPENING REMARKS
Location: Zoom link to be provided to those who register

Hear from Stacia L. Wood and Net Impact leadership on the goals and outcomes from this year's Careers with Impact Forum: Challenging the Status Quo.

10:30 AM
RACIAL JUSTICE AND BUSINESS
Location: Zoom link to be provided to those who register

Systemic racism has long been and continues to be a problem in America with widespread and lasting results. For example, the median net worth of white households ($171,000), is 10 times that of Black households ($17,150) and Black people make up 12% of employees but just 4% of CEOs. Our panel will explore what actions business leaders can and should take to promote active anti-racism and advance racial justice.

Panelists: 

  • Nancy Martinez, Diversity and Inclusion, Manager, PayPal

  • Dr. Laura Roberts, Professor of practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and the co-editor of Race, Work and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience

  • Michelle Taylor-Jones, VP, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Manulife Financial/ John Hancock

  • Dahabo Ahmed Omer, Executive Director, BlackNorth Initiative

 

Moderator: Tiffany Elder (KFBS '03), Real Estate Developer, Licensed General Contractor, and Realtor; Co-Chair - Durham Affordable Housing Bond Implementation Committee; and Chair - Built2Last Durham Compact Community Engagement Board.

11:40 AM
MORNING BREAKOUT PANELS
Location: Zoom link to be provided to those who register

Select from one of the below breakout panels: 

Breakout 1: Climate, Energy Companies, and Communities

Sponsored by the Energy Club

The energy industry is the subject of intense public scrutiny and debate regarding its role in providing affordable energy and its responsibility in addressing the climate challenge. Inside companies, there has been an increased focus on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance, while advocates inside and outside of corporations are pushing for companies to go even further. The panelists will provide their perspectives on the energy industry's roles and responsibilities when it comes to climate change and the role MBA students can play in challenging the industry's traditional approach to addressing climate change.

Panelists: 

  • Theo Tran, Manager, ScottMadden, Inc.

  • Melody Birmingham, Chief Procurement Officer & SVP of Supply Chain, Duke Energy

  • Ajulo Othow, Esq, Founder and CEO, EnerWealth Solutions

ModeratorDrew Smith (KFBS '2021)

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Breakout 2: Inclusive Innovation in Healthcare

Co-sponsored by the EVC and Healthcare Clubs

What happens when innovation becomes inclusive? Historically, VC firms have invested a disproportionate amount of their dollars in companies led by people who come from similar backgrounds—missing out on crucial perspectives that can meaningfully improve outcomes and drive returns. Join a discussion on how healthcare start-ups are bringing more diverse experiences to bear to meet people where they are culturally, economically, and geographically.

Panelists: 

  • Ashley Edwards, CEO, MindRight

  • Juan Segura, President and Co-Founder, Babyscripts

  • Derrick Reyes. Founder/CEO, Queerly Health

Moderator: ​Stephanie Nieman, Principal, SJF Ventures

12:30 PM
LUNCH BREAK

Please join EVC and PRIDE to hear the finalists in the inaugural Business Plan-A-Thon.

1:30 PM
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Location: Zoom link to be provided to those who register

Select from one of the below tracks: 

Panel Track:

Breakout 1: Driving Social Change Through Technology - 1:30-2:20 PM

Sponsored by the Business Technology Club

Each day, technology is changing the ways in which we live our lives. Passionate startup founders have found a way to harness the changes enabled by technology to drive social change. Come hear about the journey to using technology as a platform to enable the success of mission driven organizations.

Panelists:

  • Andrew Glantz, CEO and founder, GiftAMeal

  • Marvin Cole, Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of Board, Ovamba Solutions

  • Brian Hill, CEO/Founder, Edovo

  • Andres Tello, Co-founder, LiRA

Moderators: 

  • Judith Cone, Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Melissa Carrier, Director, Office of Social Innovation, UNC-Chapel Hil

Breakout 2: Financing Affordable Housing: Making the Economics Work for Inclusive Communities - 2:30-3:20 PM

Co-sponsored by the Investment Banking and Real Estate Clubs

Communities across America face housing affordability crises that often most affect households with modest incomes, particularly people of color—and COVID-19 has only further exacerbated the issue. Why is affordable housing so hard to build? This panel will dive into the struggles and opportunities of financing affordable housing, and what it takes to develop inclusive communities.

Panelists:

  • Patrice Mitchell, Affordable Housing Banker - Wells Fargo Securities, Wells Fargo

  • Dionne Nelson, Laurel Street Residential, President and CEO

  • Bob Landis, SVP, Syndication, Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation

ModeratorSarah Odio, Senior Project Manager, Development Finance Initiative

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Skill-building Workshop Track:

oneTILT Management Skill-Building Workshop: The Big Inclusive Management Picture1:30-3:30 PM*

What do we even mean by inclusive management?  What are all the things that go into management, and how is DEI baked into it all?   We will co-construct what we believe to be true about inclusive management - and carve out some time to clarify a vision for your own management.

*Tickets to oneTILT training are an additional $5. Attendance is mandatory if registered. 

3:40 PM
CLOSING REMARKS
Location: Zoom link to be provided to those who register

Join us for final takeaways, presentation of Business Plan-A-Thon winners, and wrap-up.

All times Eastern. Note: this event is virtual. Zoom links to be provided to those who register
 
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Location

Zoom links to be provided to those who register!

Date & Time

Friday, October 16, 2020

10:00AM-4:00PM EDT

Tickets

Purchase your tickets today!

To learn more about UNC Kenan-Flagler's Net Impact chapter, visit our website.

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2020 Spotlight

oneTILT Workshop: The Big Inclusive Management Picture

Our two-hour skills-building workshop is all about impact and how to cultivate a diverse environment in your own business, place of work, and throughout your career. What do we even mean by inclusive management? What are all the things that go into management, and how is DEI baked into it all? We will co-construct what we believe to be true about inclusive management - and carve out some time to clarify a vision for your own management.

Based out of Washington, DC, oneTILT helps managers grow in their awareness around several aspects: identity and racial equity; their mindsets and concrete skills; and their creative energy — to reimagine their leadership. Their workshops, engagements, and tiltForward fellowship help leaders and organizations better focus on their own missions, so that ultimately everyone can bring their full self to work!

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