Who: Social Enterprise Alliance.
What: Social Enterprise Alliance update and 2015 national conference in Denver.
When: September 16-18, 2015.
Where: Embassy Suites, 1420 Stout St., and other downtown Denver venues.
Contact: Anna Upchurch, JVA Consulting, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720.407.8393.
Women’s Bean Project CEO Tamra Ryan to be Summit15 keynote speaker
The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) has announced that Tamra Ryan, CEO of Women’s Bean Project, will deliver the final-day keynote address at Summit15 in Denver.
Women’s Bean Project operates two manufacturing businesses that provide transitional employment to women, helping them break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. Since 1989, it has worked with thousands of women in the Denver area.
“We are at an inflection point. Businesses want to find a way to do social good,” Ryan said. “Consumers are starting to require that businesses pay attention to their social impact. Together, the people at Summit15 can change the way business is done in this country and the world. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to send people home fired up about changing the world.”
“Having heard Tamra speak myself, I know we could not have picked a more dynamic and inspirational keynote speaker,” said Jim Schorr, CEO of SEA. “She will rally people and empower them to do work that makes a difference.”
Summit15 will be held September 16-18 in Denver. SEA expects to host over 400 participants, who will hear from about 110 speakers. The SEA Summit provides the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with thought leaders in the field.
Social Enterprise Alliance is the champion for social enterprise in the United States. Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to advance their social, environmental and human justice causes. SEA is dedicated to helping social enterprises succeed and draw attention to the sector. Across the United States, SEA has more than 1,000 members and 17 chapters.