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Women's Information Network (WIN) - September 2018

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Name: Women's Information Network (WIN) - September 2018
Date: September 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Program Topic: The Value of Combining Business Priniciples w/ Social Objectives

Interested in networking and connecting with enterprising and knowledgeable women? Do you want to learn from other women or broaden your knowledge of the community? Are you looking to grow your business and share best practices?  Then, you want to be a part of the Women's Information Network.

The Women's Information Network (WIN) meets once a month (typically on the third Tuesday) from noon - 1:30 p.m. WIN features guest speakers; workshops; demonstrations; and networking opportunities.

Presenter: Debra 
Pallatto-Fontaine, Ph.D., Executive Director for Global Initiatives and the Yunus Social  Business Centre @ Becker College

Debra is currently the Executive Director for Global Initiatives at Becker College.  She is responsible for all global projects, globalizing the curriculum, planning and leading service learning trips for students and directing the Yunus Social Business Centre. 
Debra developed a partnership with the Be Like Brit Orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti where she leads student trips annually. In addition, as volunteer director of training, she travels to Haiti quarterly offering professional development to day and evening staff at the orphanage and teaching social entrepreneurship.

Debra's presentation will showcase the importance of social business with examples, and explain how leaders can develop new solutions to solving social problems. It will highlight ways that businesses and organizations can improve their current business practices and support social issues to be a force for change in society.

Participants will take away:

  • How creative models of business (social business, social enterprise, entrepreneurship) can create new value in the community
  • Techniques to enhance current community alliances and develop new relationships to maximize social impact for the common good
  • Ways organizations can partner with the Yunus Social Business Centre at Becker College to break down silos, enhance cross-sector collaboration, and advance your organization's mission
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester
Meetings take place in Washburn Hall

Date/Time Information:
11:45 -12:15 p.m. − Lunch and Networking
12:15 p.m.  − Sponsor Remarks
12:25 p.m. - Member Spotlight
12:30 p.m. − Guest Speaker

  1:20 p.m. − Q & A 

  1:30 p.m. - Adjournment

Lunch is provided.
Contact Information:
Lili Zannotti

$20 - Chamber Member Guest  Fee single meeting (Non-WIN members)
$40 for Non-Chamber Member Guest Fee single meeting (Non-WIN members)

Cancellation Policy: NO REFUNDS or CREDITS if cancelled 7 Days Prior to Event Date

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