Community: Wake up! Leadership breakfast. Purpose, Leadership, Culture and Value

  • May 23, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street Hartford, CT

Purpose, Leadership, Culture and Value: How Conscious Capitalism is Changing Business for the Better.

Join Leadership Greater Hartford for an important, energizing discussion and learn how Conscious Capitalism is helping companies here and around the world thrive by serving a higher purpose, to the benefit of their customers, shareholders, employees, communities and their bottom line.

Capitalism has the greatest potential to change our world. Companies practicing Conscious Capitalism are making it happen. Although ‘consciousness’ and ‘capitalism’ may seem worlds apart, they can co-exist to create extraordinary results and inspired places to work.

A recent Harvard Business Review headline pronounced: Companies that Practice “Conscious Capitalism” Perform 10x Better, a conclusion from the book Firms of Endearment. Co-written by Conscious Capitalism co-founder Raj Sisodia, it studies 28 publicly-traded Conscious Capitalism companies in terms of their stated purpose, compensation, customer service, community investment and environmental impact. Of them, 18 significantly outperformed the S&P 500 index over 5 years – proving that heart and profits aren’t mutually exclusive.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Larry Bingaman, President and CEO of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority. Larry also is Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Connecticut Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
  • Valarie Gelb, Chief Executive Officer at Gelb Global Business Growth Advisors, Co-founder of the Women Entrepreneurs Forum, a director on the Board of Connecticut Innovations and a former Executive Vice President at MasterCard Worldwide. These are just a few of the accomplishments that led the HuffPost to feature Valarie in their Trailblazing Women series.
  • Colleen McGuire, co-founder and CEO of Silver Fern Healthcare LLC, Vice-chair of the Conscious Capitalism Connecticut Board of Directors, former Executive Director of the University of Connecticut Graduate Business Learning Center and lecturer in the business school’s Marketing and Management Departments. Colleen holds and MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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