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Eighth Annual CEO Summit October 22, 2014 - Learn More

Eighth Annual Fall CEO Summit – Sustainable Business: Growing Margins, Growing Markets

Join leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors along with top city, state and national policy-makers in Boston October 22nd. The CEO Summit on Sustainable Business will examine how New England and the U.S. can lead the world in the move towards more sustainable high performance in business. This peer-to-peer CEO Summit will once again bring together scores of leading innovation CEOs and investorsacross sectors and the public-private divide to begin collaborations focused on the Sustainable Strategies, Investments, Practices, Products & Policies that can empower businesses of all sizes and our region and nation to lead the global move to more sustainable business.

Tickets for invited guests will be $1195.

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Alliance Leaders

Andrea Silbert, President, Eos Foundation Ron Shaich, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Co-CEO, Panera Bread and Jack Manning, President & CEO, Boston Capital Corporation

140 Top Business Leaders Agree on Clearing the Path for Women

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Jim Roosevelt, CEO, Tufts Health Plan

Gathering at MIT on Wednesday, June 11, Boston business leaders from the banking, tech, service, biomedical, and many other sectors agreed that the time has come for action on closing the gender wage gap, and increasing the number of women on boards.

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Trish Karter, Co-founder, Dancing Deer Baking Company

Alliance leaders Jim Roosevelt, CEO of Tufts Health Plan, and Trish Karter, Co-founder of Dancing Dear Baking Company, welcomed a broad cross-section of Boston-area CEOs to Clearing the Path, an invitation-only event sponsored by Alliance for Business Leadership.  Karter and Roosevelt invited attendees to use their influence to jump-start action in the arenas where they lead.

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School provided a compelling review of the evidence that business organizations with women on their boards, and where the pay gap has largely been closed, have a competitive advantage in today's global economy.

Betsy Myers, Director, Center for Women and Business

Betsy Myers, Director, Center for Women and Business

But most of the time was reserved for a no-holds-barred discussion led by Betsy Myers, Founding Director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. Contributors shared their experience, frustrations, and accomplishments in the long road to gender equality in the workplace.  One discussant summed up the state of affairs this way: "We're not where we used to be, but we aren't where we're going, either."

Participants shared stories and experiences that reflected both the difficulty and the do-ability of meeting these challenges.  Many best practices were called out by CEOs who had used them with success.  The Alliance will follow up on the conversation by compiling the best practices mentioned and making them available to all who are looking for the best way forward.

The energy in the room  will give new impetus to the many organizations (click here) which are already working in this area and which have many successes to share, as well as challenges to meet.  While Clearing the Path is not another new organization, the Alliance for Business Leadership will follow up on the conversation and check on progress at its Eighth Annual Fall CEO Summit, "Sustainable Business: Growing Markets, Growing Margins," on October 22nd.

 

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