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'Doing Business While Doing Good' Series: The ABCs of B Corps

Online • Chicago

Join leaders who embrace and practice the principles of Conscious Capitalism. No one has to choose between consciousness and capitalism, self-interest and social interest, profit and greater purpose.


Thu, May 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


The ABCs of B Corps

In 2006, a new path was developed for mission-driven companies to combine profit and purpose with meaning -- leading to the creation of Certified B Corporations. According to the nonprofit B Lab, companies certified as B Corps “strive to solve environmental, communal and global challenges.”

B Corps achieve this by supporting their employees in completing their mission, holding themselves accountable, and aspiring to benefit all.

A few B Corps that you may know:  Ellevate, Athleta, New Belgium Brewing, Ben and Jerry’s, and Techstars.

Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate, will share her first-hand experience of Ellevate becoming eligible, certifying, and reaping the benefits of being a B Corps. She'll be joined by Meg Barnhart, Founder of Zen of Slow Cooking & Emily Lonigro, Founder of LimeRed, both leaders in the BCorp movement. They'll speak to  B Corps' mission to bring greater transparency & purpose to business. 

Join us for other workshops in this series:

How Purpose Drives Profit: Thu, Apr 29, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Socially Conscious Investing: Thu, Jun 24, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


This is a part of Ellevate's Entrepreneur and Executive Programs.

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Full Agenda

12:00PM - 12:20PM: Thought leadership from experts

12:20PM - 12:45PM: Facilitated group discussion

12:45PM - 1:00PM: Key takeaways and next steps

Come ready to:

  • Participate on video to increase our connection and communication.
  • Eliminate distractions to give ourselves the gift of full focus.
  • Continue member discussions and learning after the call.

Get Introduced to the Women You Should Know

We help our members connect with specific attendees who share their industry and life experiences.

Kristy Wallace
Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

Join Ellevate to Meet Kristy
Maricella Herrera Avila

VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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Community Discussion
Suzi Hunn

Hi! Can anyone share the passcode for this? I've been searching for 15 minutes and don't see one anywhere--not in email or the description. I was so looking forward to this and am disappointed.

May 27, 2021

Rebecca Spitzer

Hi Suzi and Liesl - I've just sent the Zoom link over to you, hope to see you there!

May 27, 2021

Liesl Leach

I couldn't find the passcode either and have been searching, too. Sorry to be missing it!

May 27, 2021

Corey Clark

Hello, was this conversation recorded? If so, I would enjoy watching it. Thank you

May 30, 2021