Join us for the Corporate Impact Leaders Forum 2021: Lead with Equity   

Tides and Pledge 1% are excited to gather our network of corporate partners and changemakers for this year’s Corporate Impact Leaders Forum to explore how we lead with equity in our efforts to build strong companies and address entrenched social challenges. 

Join us for our series of three virtual events on December 1st, 8th and 15th with leaders and practitioners from a cross-section of industries.  



December  8, 2021 |  10–11:15am PT 
Strategies to Bridge the Digital Divide

Join us to discuss the gaps in access to the skills and education required to thrive and how corporate leaders can step in to mitigate these challenges. 

The events of the past year have demonstrated how crucial access to technology is for the health and economic stability of both individuals and communities. Making a digital economy work for all is a social justice imperative. Tufts researchers identified four distinct areas of the digital divide: there is infrastructure, in the form of broadband and smartphone access—what we typically think of as "connectivity,” but equally important are inclusivity (including affordability and equity of access), institutions, and digital proficiency. The diverse, dynamic workforce we need will require corporate action in each of these areas—and, in some cases, on multiple fronts. In this panel, we’ll discuss how corporate leaders are forging the way to ensure digital economies reach all communities. 



Jennifer Stredler| Vice President of Workforce Development, Salesforce   
Ellen McClain | COO, Year Up
Caroline Barlerin |  Former head of CSR at Twitter and Hewlett Packard 

Amy Lesnick | Chief Executive and President, Pledge 1% 




December 15, 2021 | 10–11:15am PT 
Impact Evaluation: Centering Equity in Data Design

Hear what leading impact evaluation experts and practitioners have to say about how we can embed equity into the evaluation process. 

Recent crises have prompted many funders to move to a more trust-based philanthropy model: funding organizations based on their needs and listening to their grantees, rather than imposing parameters that might add unnecessary burden. This hopeful shift requires rethinking impact measurement entirely—whether you are just starting out or working toward a more strategic grant-making approach. Hear what leading impact evaluation experts and practitioners have to say about where impact evaluation has been and where it is headed. 



Drew Payne | CEO, UpMetrics
Jason Saul | CEO, Mission Measurement/Impact Genome
Tiffany Apczynski | Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, DEI, ESG Alteryx 
Mala Kumar | Director, Tech for Social Good at GitHub

Alexandra Robinson | Data Ethicist, Threshold  





December 1, 2021 | 10–11:15am PT 
How Companies Can Champion Equity & Justice

Gather with leaders from Nike, American Express, and Zoom

Corporations of all sizes set ambitious and necessary goals in the summer of 2020, promising more than $50 billion toward racial equity and justice, yet the actual deployment of resources has been lagging. In the U.S., it is now an imperative for leaders to advance equity within their companies. In our kick-off panel, we’ll hear from corporate executives about where they are in their journey and about impactful, authentic approaches they believe can help shape the broader conversation.



Richard Brown| Vice President, American Express
Roxana Shirkhoda | Head of Social Impact at Zoom 
Caitlin Morris | Vice President, Social & Community Impact, Nike
Gabrielle Wyatt| CEO, The Highland Project

Dan Shannon| Chief Partnerships Officer, Tides





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