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Conscious Capitalism – Raj Sisodia

June 25 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for breakfast and meet Connecticut business leaders who are harnessing the power of Conscious Capitalism to attract customers, retain employees, increase productivity, improve profits and change our world for the better!

Our Keynote Speaker, Raj Sisodia, FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and one of the founders of Conscious Capitalism as the keynote speaker.

This will be followed by an engaging panel discussion with Trish Karter, CEO of Chabaso Bakery in New Haven, JP Hernandez, CEO of American Dream Clean Jill Hummel, President & General Manager, Anthem BCBS of Connecticut. 

Moderator – JP Lacquer – Board Chair, Conscious Capitalism NYC

7:30 – 8:00 Registration and light breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 Welcome remarks and keynote introduction

8:15 – 9:00 Raj Sisodia, Keynote, Q & A 

9:15 – 10:20 Panel discussion, Q & A 

10:20 – 10:30 Closing remarks and book giveaway

Speaker Bios 

Raj Sisodia

A thought leader of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia is the FW 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 was previously Trustee Professor of Marketing and the Founding Director of the Center for Marketing Technology at Bentley University. He has a Ph. D. in Business from Columbia University. Raj is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Harvard Business Review Publishing, 2013). He is also co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters (2015) and Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business (2016). Bentley University honored him with the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2007 and the Innovation in Teaching Award in 2008. He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” for 2010 and 2011.

Raj has published nine books and over 100 academic articles. His book The Rule of Three: How Competition Shapes Markets (2002) was a finalist for the Best Marketing Book Award from the American Marketing Association. His book Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose explains the precepts and performance implications of pursuing a conscious approach to business and was named one of the ten best business books of 2007 by Amazon.com. He 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, McDonald’s and Southern California Edison. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Jill Hummel

Jill Hummel currently is the President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut. In this role, she is responsible for Anthem’s P&L, long-term strategic direction and partnering with stakeholders across the delivery continuum to deliver programs and products that drive improvements in health care access, quality, experience, outcomes, and affordability.

 Jill currently serves on the board, and as the Chair, of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to promoting high performing primary care as the foundation of an effective, efficient and equitable health care system. She also serves on the board, and as chair, of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership as well as the board of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Outside of her board work, as a passionate advocate for the importance of addressing the social determinants of health, she actively supports the American Heart Association serving as a corporate ambassador and as the chair of major events including the Go Red Luncheon for Women and the Greater New Haven Heart Walk.

Trish Karter

Trish is the CEO of Chabaso Bakery, the leading Artisan Bread Brand in the Northeastern US. Chabaso is a family-owned business embarking on a new chapter of growth while continuing a proud 40-year history of excellent artisan food and positive impact. She was Co-Founder & CEO of Dancing Deer Baking Company, and is particularly interested in nutrition, sustainability, social justice and dematerialization.

In 2009, she rode her bicycle 1500 miles in 15 days; solo, from Atlanta to Boston from one homeless shelter to another. Each evening, while decorating Gingerbread houses with families living in shelter, she learned about and publicized the face of family homelessness while advocating for practical solutions. Dancing Deer donated 35% of its Sweet Home Gift line revenues to fund educational scholarships for at-risk mothers as a pathway out of poverty.

She holds a BA from Wheaton College, an MBA from the Yale School of Management and honorary Doctorates from Bentley College McCallum Graduate School, Wheaton College and Pine Manor.

JP Hernandez

JP is the CEO & Founder of American Dream Clean. He conceived of American Dream Cleans’ innovative socially responsible model in 2014 and since then has been actualizing the organization with exceptional values-aligned organizations. While JP has always known that building an organization that could “do well while doing good” was his true calling, prior to launching American Dream Clean he felt he sought world-class preparation in managing an entrepreneurial, innovative business.

He found just that in his 7 years in the Management Associate Program at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s most successful hedge fund. The Management Associates are Bridgewater’s cadre of future leaders who are deployed and rotated thru key management positions across the company. JP managed and built high performing organizations in Client Service, Technology, and Facilities. JP is also a leader in several other mission-driven organizations. He is a Partner at Social Venture Partners, a venture philanthropy organization, and at his alma mater Bowdoin College where he is an Alumni Council member.

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