San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
DC Net Impact Professional Chapter (DCNI) and Net Impact's Georgetown University and American University Student Chapters Present:
Impact Careers: Making a Difference at Work
WHAT: Learn how leaders from Marriott, the World Wildlife Fund, Weber Shandwick and the Advisory Board Company are making positive social and environmental impacts through their careers, and gain insight into how you can leverage your own career path to drive change. Our panelists will answer your questions about why they chose their careers, how they got there, and what they would have done differently. We invite you to stay afterwards to network and mingle with our panelists and learn more about their stories.
- Victoria Baxter, SVP of Social Impact, Weber Shandwick
- Graham McLaughlin, Director of Community Impact, The Advisory Board Co.
- Denise Naguib, VP of Sustainability, Marriott
- Kristin Treier, Senior Program Officer, Business & Industry, WWF
WHERE: The Advisory Board Company, 2445 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20037 (take the elevator up to the 8th floor, the event room will be to the left of the reception desk)
DIRECTIONS: Between the Dupont (red line) and Foggy Bottom (blue/orange line) Metro stops. In the spirit of sustainability, we encourage you to use public transportation:
- METRO: Dupont (Red Line) and Foggy-Bottom (Blue/Orange Line)
- BUS: Circulator from Dupont Circle toward Georgetown-Rosslyn
- CAR: If taking public transportation is not possible, limited street parking is available nearby.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Victoria Baxter has more than 15 years of experience helping foundations, nonprofits and corporations communicate impact on global social issues, such as ending extreme poverty, empowering women and advancing global health. Victoria specializes in creating communications campaigns that advance advocacy goals, build and manage online communities, raise funds, influence opinion elites and generate media attention. Victoria provides strategic counsel to Rockefeller Foundation and to Bank of America, raising visibility and engagement in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. Victoria led the 50th Anniversary campaign for the United States Agency for International Development, helping the agency acknowledge progress and impact on reducing poverty and articulate the value of foreign aid. Previously, Victoria was the Deputy Communications Director at the United Nations Foundation, where she managed media relations, social media activations, advocacy and fundraising campaigns across several global issues, including malaria prevention, sustainable travel and empowering women and girls.
Graham McLaughlin is the Director of Community Impact at The Advisory Board Company, a global technology, research, and consulting firm partnering with 125,000 leaders in 4,200 organizations across health care and higher education. Prior to leading the organization’s corporate social responsibility efforts, Graham served across multiple areas of the business, including General Manager of the firm’s international performance technologies group. Previous to the Advisory Board, Graham was a management consultant for Fortune 500 technology firms and a wilderness therapy instructor.
Graham’s personal service efforts include volunteering with incarcerated youth in the DC area, serving as Chair of the Board of the DC Alliance for Youth Advocates, as a Points of Light Corporate Institute Faculty Member, and as a board member of Wilderness Leadership & Learning.
He has been published in Guardian Sustainable Business and Forbes, and in a number of national and regional blogs on corporate social responsibility. Graham graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Denise Naguib was born in Cairo, Egypt where she lived for half of her childhood before moving to Michigan, Minnesota, and finally Oregon. She attended the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelors of Science in Geography with an emphasis on biological and human impacts on the environment. After graduating, Denise became involved with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society as a Program Director, implementing environmental education programs at various locations.
In 2005, Denise moved to the Cayman Islands to implement Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The program’s success led The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to sign a 10-year agreement with Jean-Michel Cousteau to implement these programs at various properties throughout the brand. Denise became the Corporate Director, Environmental Programs for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and led environmental strategy for the brand, as well as supporting the growth of the Cousteau program within The Ritz-Carlton. In January 2010, Denise joined the Global Operations Services group at Marriott International and continued her work on sustainability strategy for all brands, as well as expansion of the Cousteau program. In 2012, Denise was named Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, integrating both of these important subjects in the company’s global operations, while continuing to drive sustainability strategy through Marriott’s Global Green Council.
Kristin Treier is a senior program officer for World Wildlife Fund’s Business & Industry team where she works with some of the world's largest multinational companies to improve corporate sustainability practices, promote more responsible supply chains, and engage communities where they operate.
With experience in relationship building and communications management, Kristin strategizes, manages and grows WWF’s partnerships with large U.S.-based multinational companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, Walmart and others. Kristin has first-hand experience working across a broad range of social and environmental initiatives and programs. Her primary areas of expertise are strategy development, relationship management and communications. Kristin believes that companies can, and should, be a force for good in the world – and that this is also good for business.
Kristin earned a master’s degree in Public Diplomacy from Syracuse University in 2009, including a M.A. in International Relations and a M.S. in Public Relations. Kristin also holds a bachelor's degree in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University. You can connect with Kristin at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kristin-treier/13/7a0/b7/.
When & Where
DC Net Impact
Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.
At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world.
The DC Net Impact (DCNI) professional chapter works to inspire, educate and equip professionals to use the power of business to make the vision of a more socially and environmentally responsible world a reality. Whether you’re looking to meet like-minded people through networking events, build your skills through workshops and webinars, or use your business expertise to make local change, DCNI will connect you to the people, ideas, and programs to help you succeed.