Social Good Summit: Conversations that Matter!


September 13, 2013

We’re well into September and the Social Good Summit is just around the corner. Part of the agenda has been announced, and the lineup of speakers is inspiring! Whether you plan on attending the event live in New York City, streaming the event in your hometown, or watching from your computer, here are a few on-stage conversations we know you’ll love.

SGS Convos That Matter
Empowering 2030’s Change-Makers: Millennials and the Next Generation of Volunteerism (Sunday, September 22nd;  Jason Rzepka, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, MTV; Rachael Chone, CEO & Founder, Catchafire)

With more causes being promoted and shared online, more twenty-somethings, teens and tweens are getting involved, and effectively so. In which ways is this group of young do-gooders using social media for social good?

The Global Economy Will Be Run By Women (Sunday, September 22nd; Asha Curran, Director of the Center for Innovation & Social Impact, 92Y; Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, Coca-Cola; Kathryn Dickey Karol, Vice President, Caterpillar Inc.)

According to SocialBoosting there has been a noticeable change in recent years in how we assist women in developing countries; rather than donate clothing or other items, many are seeing the benefit in empowering women to become entrepreneurs, to provide for themselves, their families, and their communities, and that’s why the use of marketing strategies as sales funnel and others could help business grow and improve their product sales. How close are we to having the global economy be run by women? And what will that mean for the future of women’s global health issues?

Young, Global and Connected: New Ideas in Technology, Diplomacy, and Outreach (Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations; Ruma Bose, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist and Author; Tina Wells, CEO & Founder, Buzz Marketing Group; Zeenat Rahman, Special Adviser to Secretary Kerry for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State)

Youth being connected means youth being involved, and the current young generation is stepping up to the challenge. The United Nations’ MyWorld2015 survey allows young people to decide the development priorities of their future. Learn how the U.S. Department of State and the UN are listening to this bold and brave generation as they declare what kind of future they want.

Take Action Challenge
Add the Social Good Summit to your calendar! Stream it live online, or attend a meetup near you. Which conversations on the agenda are you most looking forward to?

Image: just a few of the amazing speakers at the Social Good Summit.

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