Conscious Capitalism Indianapolis is your local branch of the global movement. We are dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism through events, presentations, and publications. We support the local community and serve as a resource on your journey to a more conscious business.
Events & Programs
Friday, September 4
In Part I we will chat about the historical, psychological, and philosophical underpinnings of capitalism that brought us to where we are today. This will lead us to considering how and why businesses must take the lead in saving the world.
Friday, September 11
"We all have unconscious bias; it doesn't make us bad, it makes us human."
We all develop and carry some level of bias that stems from mental shortcuts but ends up affecting the way we see the world around us. Inside the workplace unconscious bias influences our hiring and promotion practices, colors employee experiences, and impacts overall business performance. Instead of shying away from our biases, we must face them head-on, looking introspectively to recognize where they come from so that we can overcome these barriers to progress.
Friday, September 18
Intrigued by the idea that business can be a source of healing and abundance for all its stakeholders but skeptical about whether that's really possible? In Part II of our book chat on The Healing Organization, we'll dive into the 18 inspired and uplifting case studies of companies across the world who have turned this possibility into a reality.
Friday, October 2
In Part III of our book chat, we'll discuss the principles and practices healing organizations have in common. Then we'll talk about how to begin on our own journey and embrace the Healing Oath as a first step.
Friday, October 9
Join Safwan Shah, author of It’s About TIME and founder/CEO of PayActiv, for a head-slapping understanding of how we came to pay American workers and the predatory practices positioned as “help” that have created financial stress and reduced productivity. Shah will detail the role time plays in our society and why “it’s about time” for company leaders to right this wrong.
Walk away ready to reconsider “the way we’ve always done it” as a business strategy for fighting poverty and economic injustice—for your workforce, community, and country.
Jim Money is president of Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC).
As president, Money directs the development and implementation of the company’s overall strategy and growth objectives, as well as corporate administration.
Money brings more than 25 years of experience to his role as president. He previously served the company as chief financial officer. He joined AFC in August 1999 as controller and was made vice president of finance in June 2006. He was named CFO in April 2009 and assumed his current role in June 2016.
While at AFC, Money has overseen finance, underwriting, collections and risk management operations. Most recently, he directed the business operations of Preferred Warranties, Inc., a vehicle service contract company owned by AFC, and was instrumental in growing the business and expanding its geographic reach.
Prior to joining AFC, Money held a variety of senior management positions within financial and service organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and is a licensed certified public accountant.
Indianapolis Conscious Capitalism President Kim Graham Lee has over 30 years of diverse business experience, including c-level leadership of start-up and growth companies, along with account management for some of the largest corporations in the world. Building upon a successful career at Walker, she led client service teams, global marketing and sales and new measurement efforts tied to corporate social responsibility/citizenship, corporate reputation, and business integrity.
Over the past 15 years, she has led emerging Indiana-based companies, primarily in the technology sector. Her “tours of duty” include serving as CEO of Vontoo, President of OneBridge, President of Hufford Financial Advisors, CMO of Bluelock and Interim CEO of NPower Indiana. Most recently, Kim was handpicked to launch and grow trueU, a membership-based community of like-minded companies that are committed to growing their business by growing their people. In addition, Kim is currently serving as Interim CEO of Integrating Woman Leaders, an organization focused on helping advance women in leadership positions.
Active in the community, Kim is particularly interested in helping children in poverty and mentoring other women in their careers. Kim has also been recognized for her groundbreaking leadership efforts to build an anti-bullying program at her children’s high school before bullying captured the national spotlight. Kim is proudest of her role as mom to her two children. She believes that life is an exciting adventure, even with its ups and downs, and that every day is truly a gift.
From the time Nathan was introduced to the book Conscious Capitalism in the fall of 2014, he was inspired to do more. He attended the Conscious Capitalism conference in 2015, and again in 2016, becoming a champion for the movement. Currently he serves as a Senior Manager in the Customer Solutions department at Delta Faucet Company, putting to use his experience in accounting, finance, international business, employer branding and customer service. For Nathan, Conscious Capitalism inspires him both personally and professionally to do more towards providing fulfillment in people’s day to day lives. That conviction led him to be a critical contributor to the creation of the Conscious Capitalism chapter in Indianapolis.
A connoisseur of Michigan blueberries, Nathan is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, Kelley School of Business, and received his MBA from Butler University; he has served as a board member for the Indiana chapter of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP). An Army National Guard veteran, he served a tour of duty in Kuwait and Iraq in 2003.
VP Chapter Administration
Leslie is literally a “peak performer”, having reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro! When she isn’t adventuring, Leslie serves as Director of Market Strategy & Insights at Anthem. In this role, she helps guide Anthem's customer experience strategy and brings the voice of the customer to decision making using her strong data and analytic skills.
She’s just as busy off the clock, too – Leslie serves as Board Secretary for Art with a Heart and Volunteers at her swim club as a USA Swimming Official. A physical fitness “addict,” this Indiana University graduate truly practices Conscious Capitalism.
As Principal and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Walker, Gibbons has global responsibility for definition, branding, and promotion of the company and its solutions.
Gibbons has published and/or contributed to a number of articles, papers, and blogs on customer intelligence topics and has a regular column in CRM Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at a wide range of conferences, and has produced a series of educational events for customer experience leaders. He is also one of the primary developers of Face Value – an award-winning, patented educational exercise that unveils the business impact of customer-focused decision making. Gibbons came to Walker in 2000. Previously he held product management and marketing leadership roles in the publishing and online recruitment industries. He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati and his master’s degree in business administration from Butler University.
For more than 20 years, Kathy Pedrotti Hays has helped organizations adjust their actions for maximum positive social impact.
Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, Kathy started her career in philanthropy as the first marketing director for the Ohio-based law firm, Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, now known as Ice Miller. Here, she realized organizations that acted in a socially responsible way could recognize profits beyond the bottom line.
To foster this interest, she earned her Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management through the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs and immediately began building her career in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
She cultivated her leadership ability at AIDServe Indiana as the statewide director of education and training. She then became the executive director of the Marion County Family Advocacy Center where she assisted the organization in coordinating child abuse and domestic violence investigations. In that role, she was responsible for managing a staff of 28 and a budget of $1.5 million derived from federal, local and private sources.
Kathy has significant facilitation experience and currently serves as the Indianapolis facilitator of the Women’s Presidents’ Organization, an international organization that provides monthly confidential peer learning sessions for women business owners with revenues in excess of $2 million annually. She has facilitated numerous client and neighborhood focus groups and key informant surveys for strategic planning and collaboration projects done on behalf of small, medium and large nonprofit and for-profit organizations. In 2015, Kathy became a faculty member in The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Lauren Howard is the Principal and Owner of Indy Word Nerd Writing and Marketing. She previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Client Success for tech start-up FreightRover. Her career spans many sectors including technology, transportation, and education. She has spoken nationally on topics of innovation in transportation, technology advancement, and attracting and retaining a Millennial workforce. She also writes on the topics of environmental sustainability, gender equality, and has the pleasure of creating profiles of outstanding entrepreneurs through The Startup Ladies.
Lauren helped earn Commercial Carrier Journal’s “2015 Innovator of the Year” honors, is a two-time Indy’s Best & Brightest Finalist, and a YWCA Women of Achievement Finalist. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis. She is Accredited in Public Relations and holds the designation of Certified Professional Coach. Lauren is a Pass the Torch for Women Mentor and considers herself a Conscious Capitalist believing that business can do great things for the world.