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Co-Founder & CEO, THINX

Miki Agrawal is the CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. She teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school. To date, Miki and THINX have helped over 60,000 girls go back to school.

Her next big focus is solving the light bladder leaks that women are facing today and giving women who leak the ability to feel like themselves again. 1 in 3 women pee a little when they laugh, jump, jog, sneeze or cough. So she and her team created a special gorgeous patented underwear called ICON to remind these women that they’re powerful women first and mothers second. For every Icon sold, they are funding Fistula Foundation to fight the fistula crisis in Africa and other developing countries.

Her most recent project is called TUSHY aiming to upgrade the American bathroom experience and to help fight the global sanitation crisis that is affecting 40% of the world.

Miki is also the Founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table gluten-free pizza concept WILD and 2016 marks her 11 year anniversary of having her restaurants open. She has 3 locations in NYC.

Harper Collins published her book entitled DO COOL SH*T on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design. The book hit #1 on Amazon Bestsellers list in entrepreneurship. Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former professional soccer player and graduate of Cornell University.

Founder and CEO, Super Sprowtz

BIO:

Radha is a serial social entrepreneur having founded several socially conscious companies. 

She is the Founder and CEO of Super Sprowtz, a leading children’s multi-media nutrition education company whose mission is to engage children to make better food choices through storytelling, music and a proven curriculum impacting over 1 million children and counting. 

 

She is also the co-Founder of Daybreaker, an early morning dance party for urban professionals that takes place on weekday mornings and serves coffee, tea and green juice in lieu of alcohol and replaces the monotony and often lonely gym experience for a community inspired dance party. Daybreaker has since launched in 8 cities and counting including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Atlanta, Washington DC among others and has been featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, SNL,Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America and the Today Show among many others with a new city launching every month.  

 

She is also the co-Founder of THINX, a women’s apparel company that provides a sustainable, patented solution for women to provide support, comfort, confidence, and peace of mind during their “time of the month” and beyond. Radha along with her co-founders Miki Agrawal (twin sister) and Antonia Dunbar teamed up with an organization in Uganda to fund reusable cloth pads to get 67 million women in Africa back in school. Buy one, fund seven. They have since helped thousands of young girls stay in school. 

 

She was a 2013 Recipient for the Tribeca Film Festival “Disruptive Innovation Awards” and was named by Forbes Magazine as a “2013 Millenial On a Mission”.

CEO, Shake Shack

BIO:

Randy Garutti, CEO, is responsible for the performance, excellence, profitability and direction of Shake Shack. Prior to leading Shake Shack, for eight years, Randy was a Senior Manager at Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), most recently as Director of Operations, overseeing the operations for all USHG restaurants.

In 2006, Randy was named one of the Crain Top 40 Under 40. In addition, Randy served as General Manager of Union Square Cafe and Tabla, both of which have won numerous accolades in the hospitality industry. In January 2003, Randy was named one of the Top 50 General Managers in the country by Nation’s Restaurant News.

Before joining USHG 14 years ago, Randy was the General Manager of the acclaimed Canlis Restaurant in Seattle. Prior to that, Randy worked in various management roles with Chart House Restaurants in Aspen, CO, and Maui, HI.

Randy graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 1997 and also studied at La Sorbonne in Paris.

Co-Founder & TeaEO, Honest Tea, Inc.

BIO:

Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he created in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management.  Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are organic, Fair Trade Certified™, and Just A Tad Sweet®.  In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming the first organic and Fair Trade brand in the world’s largest beverage distribution system.  The transaction has helped deepen the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission — Honest beverages are now carried in more than 100,000 outlets throughout the country.  Seth continues to lead the enterprise out of Honest Tea’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

Seth is a prominent voice among mission-driven entrepreneurs.  In 2014, he was recognized by the United States Healthful Food Council with a REAL Food Innovator Award for helping change the food landscape, and was named the “#1 Disruptor” by Beverage World magazine for his impact on the beverage industry.

Seth serves on the boards of the American Beverage Association, Bethesda Green, Beyond Meat, EcoLogic Solutions, and sits on the Advisory Boards of Net Impact and the Yale School of Management.  In September 2013 Seth and Barry celebrated the release of their comic-book  business book Mission in a Bottle – The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently – and Succeeding, which became a New York Times Best Seller. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Management, and lives with his wife and three boys near Honest Tea’s Bethesda, MD headquarters in an eco-friendly house.

BIO:

Kristen graduated from the University of Florida in 2010.  When she was a junior in college, Kristen founded a company by mistake.  What started as a way to make enough money to pay her way through school quickly turned into something bigger.  Kristen had no idea that her little side project would turn into a career.  At 21 she turned down a six figure job in finance to continue growing her company which now has two locations and more than 500 employees.

Kristen currently lives in Florida where she frequently guest lectures at the University of Florida.  She is known for her TEDx talk “How to Retire by 20,” which has more than 1,000,000 views and she recently landed a book deal in hopes to continue spreading her message.  She spends most of her time traveling the country speaking to college students about leadership and corporations about engaging millennials.  Thousands of people have heard Kristen’s story to date.

Founder, Chairman, and CEO , Operation HOPE

BIO:

Founder, Chairman, and CEO of financial dignity empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE, John Hope Bryant is known as one of the foremost authorities on poverty eradication. An advisor to the last four sitting U.S. presidents, a thought leader, motivational-speaker, and an innovator in the business of empowerment, John is no stranger to poverty. Born and raised in South Los Angeles, John wanted to help his community and those impacted by poverty, lack of resources and a loss of dignity.

Currently, he is serving his third term as a President’s Advisory Council member, with the appointment to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans earlier this year. John is also a member of the founding class of the Young Global Leaders and was a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He co-chairs Project 5117, an initiative of Operation HOPE along with Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Bernice King that serves as a plan for the rebirth of underserved America.

A charismatic leader, renowned public speaker and writer, John is a regular contributor as a LinkedIn Influencer, Huffington Post and American Banker. He has received over 500 awards and citations for his advocacy work, including Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award.

His new book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, launched June 2014 to a flurry of media attention and recognition. It has reached as high as #9 on the Amazon list, and #1 as the bestselling book on poverty, arguably the most important issue in America.

In the book, John asserts that business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the ‘poor.’  If we give the teetering class (the poor, near poor and struggling middle class) the right tools, policies and inspiration, he affirms, they will be able to lift themselves up into a stable middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs.

Founder and CEO, Enjoy

BIO:

Ron Johnson is the founder and CEO of Enjoy, a Personal Commerce Platform designed to change the way we buy things that matter. 

Ron also is the founding partner of Johnson + Partners, a Venture Partner Firm located in Menlo Park, California. Johnson + Partners is aligned with select Venture Capital and Growth Equity firms to help bring new ideas to the marketplace. Investments include Enjoy, Nasty Gal, Philz Coffee. the Melt and other technology start-ups and early stage companies.

He is the former chief executive officer of jcpenney, a former executive team member at Apple where he founded and led the company’s retail strategy and a former merchant leader at Target Corporation.

Ron earned his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1980 and his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1984.

He serves on the Stanford University Board of Trustees and as a member of the committees on Development, the Medical Center, Alumni Affairs, and Globalization. Ron also is Vice Chair of Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics. He is currently leading the Campaign for Stanford Medicine, a billion dollar plus campaign to build the new Stanford Hospital and to help Stanford lead the Biomedical Revolution through investments in research, big data, and breakthroughs in clinical care.

Ron is also a member of the University’s Arts and Humanities Advisory Council and leading an initiative to supplant the Humanities in a world increasingly dominated by Science and Engineering pursuits. Ron is married to Karen Johnson. The Johnson’s reside in Atherton, California and have two children. Elizabeth Johnson attends Northwestern University and is a student in the Class of 2017. Will Johnson attends Sacred Heart Prep Atherton and is a student in the Class of 2016.

Founder & CEO, Instacart

BIO:

Apoorva Mehta is the founder & CEO of Instacart. Instacart allows customers to order their groceries from their favorite local stores and have them delivered in as little as an hour. Instacart makes this happen by leveraging a fleet of crowdsourced labor to pick and deliver groceries to the customers. In doing so, Instacart has allowed retailers of all sizes to come online and offer instant delivery to their customers for the first time in history.

Apoorva graduated from University of Waterloo with an Electrical Engineering degree. Before starting Instacart, Apoorva worked as a supply chain engineer at Amazon.com

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

BIO:

With a long and varied entrepreneurial history in natural foods ranging from retailer to farmer to consultant, Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010, was named co-CEO along with John Mackey at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors.  Robb serves on the Board of Directors for both the Whole Planet Foundation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Cities Foundation.

Robb is an ardent organic advocate; he works his own organic garden and has served on the Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Center for Education and Promotion.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1976 and is a proud father and grandfather with two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

BIO:

Jim Sinegal is the Co-Founder and Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He retired December 31, 2012 and is currently serving as a Company Advisor. Jim served as the Chief Executive Officer of Costco Wholesale Corp. for 27 years and has been a Director of Costco Wholesale Corp. since it’s inception. 

Jim began his career in retail business in 1954.  As an 18 year old college student, he went to work for the legendary retail icon Sol Price at the discount store FedMart in San Diego.  Jim remained working for Price for almost 30 years before striking out on his own to start Costco with his Business Partner, Jeff Brotman.

Costco today has revenues in excess of $110 billion and operates 671 warehouses/stores in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and 9 countries.  The company employs over 206,000 people worldwide and has earned the reputation as a fair and progressive employer.

Jim was named one of Business Week’s “Best Managers” in 2003. He was named Time Magazine’s 2006 list of the 100 most influential people. For 6 consecutive years from 2006 to 2011, Jim was selected as one of the 30 most respected CEO’s by Barron’s Magazine. Additionally in 2011, he was selected by Morningstar Investments as the “Outstanding CEO of the Year”.

Jim serves as Trustee for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is a Senior Executive in Residence at Seattle University’s Albers School and serves in a similar capacity at his alma mater, San Diego State University. Jim also serves as an advisory at the Mendoza School of Business for Notre Dame.

Raj Sisodia
FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Babson College

Raj Sisodia is the Franklin Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He has a Ph. D. in Marketing from Columbia University.

Raj is co-author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. In 2003, he was cited as one of “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011.

Raj has published eight books and over 100 academic articles. His latest book Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family written with Bob Chapman was released in October 2015. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purposewas named one of the best business books of 2007 by Amazon.com. His book Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business will be published in May 2016.

Raj has consulted with and taught executive programs for numerous companies, including AT&T, Nokia, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, Rabobank, McDonalds and Southern California Edison. He is on the Boards of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Adjunct Associate Professor , MIT Sloan School of Management

BIO:

Zeynep Ton is an adjunct associate professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and the author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits.

Zeynep’s research explores how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors simultaneously. Her work highlights that even in highly competitive industries, like low-cost retail, it is possible to provide good jobs to employees, good service to customers, and great returns to investors.

Zeynep’s research has been published in managerial and scholarly journals including Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and Organization Science.  Her work has been featured widely in the media, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.  Zeynep was named one of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. She was also featured by CNNMoney as one of eight young business school professors on the rise.

Prior to joining MIT Sloan, Zeynep spent seven years teaching at Harvard Business School. She teaches MBA and executive education courses in operations management, supply chain management, service operations, sustainability, and operations strategy. She received several awards for excellence in teachingboth at HBS and MIT Sloan.

A native of Turkey, Zeynep first came to the U.S. on a volleyball scholarship from the Pennsylvania State University. She received her B.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and her D.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

James D White
Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamba Juice Inc.

James is former Chairman, President and CEO of Jamba Juice and is credited with the Turnaround and Transformation of the Company into a Healthy Living Brand with a reputation for being a great corporate citizen globally. He spent the balance of his three decade career in executive roles including Safeway Stores, Gillette, Ralston Purina and The Coca Cola Company.

White currently sits on several corporate boards including the DeVry Education Group and Panera Bread Company and serves as the Non­Executive Chairman at Daymon Worldwide. He also serves on the Not For Profit Board of Juma Ventures which works with under privileged youths on pathways to college and productive careers.

Previously White has served on the following Not For Profit Boards: the Genyouth Foundation, NASDAQ’s Entrepreneurial Center and The Network of Executive Women.

White is passionate about Building Conscious Companies and expanding the principles of Conscious Capitalism into underserved communities.

 


Practicum Leaders


Co-Founder & Principal, BBMG

BIO:

Raphael is a champion for a new approach to branding that puts values behind every marketing initiative.  An expert in brand strategy, innovation strategy, cause marketing and public affairs, Raphael has led programs that are international in scope and diverse in terms of issues and industries.  He has directed recent initiatives for clients such as adidas, Eileen Fisher, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal USA, MillerCoors, Samsung and Target.  Prior to BBMG, he served as marketing director for Do Something.  Raphael also has an extensive background in political communications and public affairs, having served a state governor, senator and U.S. congressman.
Founder & CEO, Round Table Companies

Corey is the founder and CEO of Round Table Companies (RTC), a storytelling and community management company. RTC surrounds thought leaders, CEOs, and company founders, with an entire staff of creatives to help them share their story through various channels, and grow their tribe to impact the world.

Corey is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and the Huffington Post and his work has been profiled or showcased in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Barrons, USA Today, and on NPR, Bloomberg TV, Fox News, Katie Couric, and The Doctors.

Corey represents and lives his company’s core values of Love, Brilliance, Honesty, Momentum, Community, Growth, and Joy. As a commitment to increasing his personal capacity to serve others, Corey is a participant in the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s 18 month program that runs through April 2016, and a current participant in the year long Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Corey is a member of the Young Entrepreneur’s Council (YEC), a member of the Social Venture Network (SVN), and a follower and supporter of Conscious Capitalism.

Co-Founder & TeaEO, Honest Tea, Inc.

BIO:

Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he created in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management.  Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are organic, Fair Trade Certified™, and Just A Tad Sweet®.  In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming the first organic and Fair Trade brand in the world’s largest beverage distribution system.  The transaction has helped deepen the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission — Honest beverages are now carried in more than 100,000 outlets throughout the country.  Seth continues to lead the enterprise out of Honest Tea’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

Seth is a prominent voice among mission-driven entrepreneurs.  In 2014, he was recognized by the United States Healthful Food Council with a REAL Food Innovator Award for helping change the food landscape, and was named the “#1 Disruptor” by Beverage World magazine for his impact on the beverage industry.

Seth serves on the boards of the American Beverage Association, Bethesda Green, Beyond Meat, EcoLogic Solutions, and sits on the Advisory Boards of Net Impact and the Yale School of Management.  In September 2013 Seth and Barry celebrated the release of their comic-book  business book Mission in a Bottle – The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently – and Succeeding, which became a New York Times Best Seller. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Management, and lives with his wife and three boys near Honest Tea’s Bethesda, MD headquarters in an eco-friendly house.

Yoga Teacher, Manduka

BIO:

Jessica Goulding, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga for over 10 years to many different populations. She first learned about yoga while attaining her BFA in Dance from UT Austin.  From there, she went on to have a 5-year dance career in New York City, where she continued studying yoga and became certified to teach.  As soon as she moved back to Austin and started a family, she began teaching at Yoga Yoga, where she still teaches today.

Jessica’s classes are alignment-based, contemplative, energetic, and playful. She is currently in training for Yoga Therapy, and the healthy benefits of yoga are soon felt by her students, from postnatal moms to marathon-running dads and adventurous grandparents.

Managing Partner, Axialent

BIO:

Pamela is an international Leadership Development Consultant, dynamic facilitator, course designer and innovative leader in organizational and corporate culture change. Collaborating with executives at a senior level, her focus is on corporate culture transformation, innovation and inclusion using an experiential, conscious and humanistic approach. Pamela has over 15 years experience in international sales and multicultural relationship management both within organizations and as an entrepreneur.

Pamela firmly believes that the distinction between work and life is a false polarity. Life is happening all of the time and true Leadership is about taking responsibility for what you are creating, reconnecting to your inner core, your humanness and authentically honoring your values. Much of her work focuses on the belief that successful and sustainable culture change is more than savvy internal communications; sustainable change requires a cosmic shift in the way leaders demonstrate the core values of an organization in their day to day leadership.

Pamela received her professional coach training from the Coaches Training Institute in San Francisco, California, and is a proud graduate of their intensive Leadership program.  Pamela is a respected member of their faculty and dedicated trainer of aspiring coaches.  She is a PCC credentialed member of the International Coaches Federation. Pamela graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Psychology and Business Management from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Native English Speaker and fluent in Swedish, Pamela has lived In Switzerland, France, the US, and Sweden. Pamela currently shares her time between Sweden and the US. She is a proud mother of four, an avid chef, and world traveler.

CEO and President, Interstate Batteries

BIO:

At 14 years old, Scott Miller spent his summers working in a company warehouse sweeping floors and sorting batteries.  Twenty years later, he had worked his way through most leadership positions to become CEO and President of Interstate Batteries, a $1.5 billion international business which controls the largest market share of replacement brand batteries in North America.

 

Last year alone, Dallas-based Interstate sold 17.5 million batteries and recycled another 25 million, with a proliferation of battery offerings, now ranging from hearing aids and laptops to bulldozers and power tools.For five years running, Interstate has been named a Dallas “Best Place to Work” with a culture that is firmly grounded in a Team Member-first mindset and a healthy dose of Fun.

 

Since becoming CEO in 2012, Scott has led the 63-year old organization through a journey of business transformation, beginning with discovery of its Purpose and Values which were announced in early 2014.  Interstate’s Purpose and Values have become a lightning rod for Scott to attract exciting new talent at the executive level and reimagine a five-year vision for Interstate. 

Scott graduated from Colorado Christian University in 1991 with a degree in business management.  Outside of Interstate, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, playing golf, fishing, and is a faithful fan of Manchester United.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Y Scouts

I deeply believe the most valuable currency in today’s workplace is meaningful work, not just a paycheck. In April of 2000, I became a founding member of a job board called Jobing.com. Over an 11-year period, I helped build the company from 5 employees and a few thousand dollars in revenue to nearly 400 employees and $38M in revenue – the secret to our success was hiring people who aligned to our purpose and values. I consulted with nearly a thousand employers on their employment brand, employee value proposition, and employment advertising strategies. Through this experience, I saw first-hand the power of values, the power of culture, and the power of unwavering purpose – when done right, it was the ultimate competitive advantage.

I started Y Scouts with the belief that today’s leaders must authentically connect to the purpose and values of the organizations they lead. If disconnected, the strength of their experience (i.e. their resume) will only compensate for so long. With more than 70% of the workforce unhappy with their work experience, and the associated half trillion loss in productivity this disconnect yields (not to mention the host of additional ripple effects), there has never been a more critical time to re-examine how we find and connect the right leaders with the right companies.

I joined the board of Conscious Capitalism in January of 2016 to more fully engage with other leaders who are making a meaningful difference. When I’m not focused on transforming how people and companies connect to work that matters, you will find me spending time with my wonderful wife of 17 years and 2 gorgeous daughters. I’m also guilty of spending my free time learning to play guitar, perfecting my Texas hold ’em skills, and traveling to see my favorites musicians and bands.

Chief Eggs-ecutive Officer, Vital Farms

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Matt O’Hayer started Vital Farms in 2007 with 20 Rhode Island Red hens. From there, he set out to prove that it is possible to produce the highest quality food in an environmentally responsible manner from humanely treated animals on a commercial scale. Matt’s company, Vital Farms, produces pasture raised eggs from birds that live outdoors on fresh grass via 55 family farms located throughout the warmer southern states. The eggs are sold at Whole Foods Market nationwide as well as a host of other natural and conventional grocery and foodservice outlets. In addition to being a chicken whisperer, Matt is a USCG Master Captain, an accomplished chef, a rescue diver, and has been an instrument pilot for over 35 years.

Managing Director, Cranemere, Inc.

 

BIO:

Diana has more than twenty years of experience backing and building sustainability and values-led companies. Diana is a Managing Director at Cranemere, a holding company that takes long term positions in privately held, mid-market companies. Cranemere’s indefinite ownership horizon allows its companies to continue their growth and development while strengthening the culture and values which are key to their success. Diana leads Cranemere’s activities focused on backing sustainability market leaders and purpose-led companies across diverse sectors. Her sector experience includes energy, green building, organic/natural foods, and healthy living.

Diana is currently an Aspen Institute Fellow and a Capital Institute Fellow researching alternative exit structures and how to incorporate impact into investment terms in order to build stronger and more aligned partnerships between investors and social enterprises. The research findings will be put together in 2015 in a web-based toolkit that can be openly accessed by investors and entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining Cranemere, Diana was a Partner at Expansion Capital Partners, a sustainability and cleantech growth stage venture fund. Diana is proud to have backed and partnered with several successful companies including DIRTT Environmental Solutions (green building), CPower (energy efficiency and power management), and Orion Energy (lighting and controls).

Diana has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Duke University. She lives in New York City with her family and enjoys playing sports with her two sons.


Raj Sisodia
FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Babson College

Raj Sisodia is the Franklin Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He has a Ph. D. in Marketing from Columbia University.

Raj is co-author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. In 2003, he was cited as one of “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011.

Raj has published eight books and over 100 academic articles. His latest book Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family written with Bob Chapman was released in October 2015. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purposewas named one of the best business books of 2007 by Amazon.com. His book Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business will be published in May 2016.

Raj has consulted with and taught executive programs for numerous companies, including AT&T, Nokia, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, Rabobank, McDonalds and Southern California Edison. He is on the Boards of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Big Path Capital

BIO:

Michael Whelchel is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Big Path Capital – a boutique investment bank working exclusively with purpose-driven companies and funds assisting in mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises.  Big Path Capital advances an economy for business interests seeking multiple bottom line interests seeing the financial world generate good as it generates returns.  Michael brings over two decades of experience financing, acquiring, selling, growing, and operating growth-oriented companies to Big Path Capital. Prior to co-founding Big Path Capital, he worked with both start-ups and later-stage companies in a range of industries, playing key roles in the early development of two private equity firms focused on growth-oriented companies. Michael managed the full investment process including sourcing, deal structure, due diligence, negotiations, financing, portfolio management, sales on exit, and fund raising.

In 2007, with the old economy at a dead end, Michael established Big Path Capital to advance an expansive economy built on natural, social, and financial capital. In partnership with Shawn Lesser, Michael has founded a number of first of their kind initiatives all of which demonstrate SmarterMoney+ – maximize return, maximize impact. Those include the Five Fund Forum, Impact Capitalism Summit, and Impact & Sustainable Trade Missions.

Michael received his BA summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and received a joint MBA and MEM (Master of Engineering Management) from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.  Micha el is an advisory board member of the Croatan Institute and the Babson Center for Global Commerce and is a member of the Social Venture Network and Net Impact.