Now more than ever, the future success and survival of local organizations and businesses rely on how deeply and purposefully we have connected with our communities. This panel discussion with thought leaders and investors in the profit and not-for-profit sectors will address how we can rethink and reposition ourselves to take action as individuals and members of the Greenwich community. Panelists will address how we can recover from the current pandemic, stronger, better, and more resilient than ever. Bring your questions!
This event is co-sponsored by Woman Owned Greenwich.
Sue Moretti Bodson is President and Founder of Emboss LLC, an event and fundraising firm focused on assisting nonprofits and businesses turn their networks into event and fundraising partnerships. She previously worked for Greenwich Education Group, as the education reporter with Greenwich Patch and spent many years in direct-mail marketing. Sue is a Greenwich native with 20 years of fundraising and community activism experience. Passionate about education, her volunteer work has focused on supporting our local Greenwich Public Schools. A past president of the Junior League of Greenwich, Sue currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Bruce Museum, sits on the Greenwich Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, and is a member of Woman Owned Greenwich.
Katherine Warman Kern, Co-Founder Comradity, is an insightful analyst who has pioneered profitable new markets and revenue streams for clients and her own premium flexible office and meeting space, COMRADITY, in Stamford, CT. Her career began at Leo Burnett working with clients like P&G and United Airlines. The current crisis is revealing how important it is to “feel safe”. She is concerned that organizations’ resilience is at risk, in general, because employee morale, outside partner reliability, and customer commitment aren’t as strong as they used to be. As business leaders and investors experience the high cost of regenerating resilience during this crisis, she hopes that the financial value of incentivizing a healthy “ecosystem balance sheet” will become clear.
Marie Rocha is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Realist Ventures, a CT based Venture Fund investing in tech, software, and biotech startups. While not a social fund, Realist primarily invests in startups with a diverse team that is solving problems that can benefit all. Previous to Realist Ventures Marie ran a software company that built platforms for small businesses and nonprofits. She is involved with several local nonprofits including, Technology Chair on the boards of Kids Helping Kids and Greenwich Academy. In her spare time, she advises women on building and scaling their businesses.
Charlotte Walker is Founder and President of TSF Management, Inc., a management consulting company and General Partner to the Seed Fund. She is a Director and Senior Advisor to a number of early to mid-stage technology and media companies. She has experience as a CEO in the technology and financial services industries and has co-founded two software companies. She is a mentor for the E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) Fellowship program and an Advisor to the MIT Enterprise Forum. Charlotte also currently serves on the Steering Committee for Woman Owned Greenwich
Presenter: Charlotte Walker, President and Founder of TSF Management, Inc.