September 20, 2010
Vol. 26 , No. 02
KLI Leadership Day 2010
Entrepreneurship Across Sectors
SARAH SMITH ORR
MARC BRODY '83
JACK EDWARDS '66 P'01
SUNIL RAJARAMAN '01
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
“Entrepreneurship Across Sectors” will feature a dialogue with leaders from different sectors discussing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in our ever changing and expanding world. As the capstone event for the Kravis Leadership Institute’s Leadership Day 2010: Entrepreneurship and You, a panel of outstanding leaders will look at how entrepreneurship can be found in the public, private and social sectors.
The dialogue, following dinner at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, includes the following individuals: Dialogue Leader, Sarah Smith Orr, Executive Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, author and professor at Claremont Graduate University with a focus on social sector leadership; Kara Andrade, an Ashoka Fellow, born in Guatemala, raised in the U.S., and who has returned to Central America, has developed a citizen-based information sharing platform throughout Central America through mobile phone networks and internet “hub” sites; Marc Brody ‘83, who founded and grew the U.S.-China Environmental Fund (USCEF)--growth based upon Mr. Brody¹s ability to facilitate partnerships among government agencies, industry, universities, and non-governmental organizations, and on his commitment to build multi-disciplinary teams; Marc Cooper, who has worked across media platforms (print, broadcast, online), is an award-winning journalist and author who has written about politics and culture from across the country and around the world for more than three decades. Cooper has also done extensive writing about American politics and has reported on several presidential campaigns and is founder of Annenberg Digital News; Jack Edwards ’66 P’01, who works for Ashoka, a social sector organization which finds and supports social entrepreneurs—Edwards helps find and select social entrepreneurs from around the world, and works with some helping them with the challenges of growing the social impact of their innovative new ideas; Sunil Rajaraman ‘01, President and CEO of Scripped Inc. As President and CEO of Scripped Inc. Rajaraman oversaw Scripped's merger with web-based screenwriting software competitor Zhura.com and is the CEO of the joint entity (over 75,000 screenwriters use Scripped's software); and Rick Wartzman, director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, author, a columnist for BusinessWeek online, and an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank.
Whether you are interested in social impact or profit maximization, this talk is for you! Leadership Day 2010 includes a luncheon discussion to introduce the key concepts of Social and Business Entrepreneurship, followed by two focused afternoon workshops, each delving into the specifics of Business or Social Entrepreneurship. This capstone event will connect these three events together through personal insight, practical information and encouragement for individuals considering the entrepreneurial way.
Please sign up for this exciting event through the Athenaeum website: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/mmca/
We hope to see you there!