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March 12
Sustainable Business Leadership Forum

Leading with Values: Innovation, Disruption and the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is thriving as new and innovative companies continue to disrupt commonly held business conventions and stagnant industries. Crowdfunding platforms have changed the way entrepreneurs seek funding, as they pivot from banks to citizen investors and peer-to-peer marketplaces are giving individuals a platform to leverage existing resources such as housing and vehicles to maximize their potential use. These innovative approaches to business are cultivating a new approach to hospitality, giving and marketplace diversity. How can we leverage innovation, disruption and the sharing economy for the greater good? Join Teresa Pahl of Hanson Bridgett for a lively discussion with two pioneers of mission-driven enterprise: Julie Hanna, Entrepreneur, Investor and Executive Chair of the Board at Kiva, and Chip Conley, Founder and Former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and Head of Global Hospitality at Airbnb.

5:30pm-6:00pm Registration and Networking
6:00pm-8:00pm Program

Teresa Pahl
Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality at Airbnb

The founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Chip Conley began reinventing hotels at age 26, taking an inner city motel and turning it into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. The author of four books, including PEAK and The New York Times bestseller, EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS, he shares his theories on transformation and meaning with audiences around the world. In 2013, Chip launched Fest300 -- where his passion for travel, culture, and the world’s best festivals is an invitation to reconnect with humanity -- and joined Airbnb as Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, where he's teaching his methods to hundreds of thousands of hosts in nearly 200 countries. Chip received his BA and MBA from Stanford University, and holds an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University. He serves on the boards of Youth Speaks, Esalen Institute and the Burning Man Project.

Julie Hanna, Investor and Executive Chair of the Board at Kiva
Julie Hanna is a leader in the movement of purpose-driven organizations that are leveraging technology to solve humanity’s greatest challenges and create a more just world. Technologist. Entrepreneur.  Innovator. CEO. Operating executive. Julie draws on these experiences to help entrepreneurial executives cultivate their highest potential as leaders, while scaling the impact of their companies. 

Julie is a board director, advisor and investor to a numerous companies. Among them Lyft, Lending Club and Idealab. She is Executive Chair of the Board at Kiva, pioneer and the world's largest crowdlending marketplace for social good. During Julie’s leadership, Kiva has democratized access to nearly $700M in capital and touched the lives of over 1.5 million micro-entrepreneurs across 82 countries. 

March 12, 2015
5:30pm - 8:00pm

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March 24
The Impact of Conscious Women Leaders in Tech

The Impact of Conscious Women Leaders in Tech
Change, Challenge, and Celebration

Join us on Tuesday, March 24 from 5-8pm (at Hanson Bridgett, 425 Market St, 26th Floor, San Francisco) by clicking here.

  • Tina Dao, Director of Product Engineering, Fitbit
  • Angie Chang, VP, Hackbright Academy
  • Ann Watson, Dir. of HR, Wikia
  • Sukrutha Bhadouria, Senior Software Engineer, Salesforce
Moderator and Break-out Session:
  • Margaret Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO, WonderWorks (moderator)
  • Nilima Bhat, Director, Roots & Wings Consulting Services (training segment)

Schedule For The Evening:

5:00pm Registration and networking. Beverages, wine, and light snacks will be provided.
6:00pm Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
7:00pm Leadership Break Out Session
8:00pm Event end

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San Francisco, CA

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