SVN Local Gatherings from Coast to Coast
SVN Local Gatherings are regional events throughout the year where members can build valuable relationships with other accomplished socially responsible business leaders. Find support for your business challenges, build strategic relationships, expand your impact, and have fun with like-minded peers! Check your email inbox for updates as we announce more!
Upcoming Local Gatherings
5:45 - 7:45pm
Offices of Hanson Bridgett
San Francisco, CA
Leadership, Equity and Connection: Leveraging the Power of Business To Transform Lives
Poverty, mass incarceration, and high recidivism rates have plagued our society for the last 20 years. Through their innovative program at San Quentin State Prison, The Last Mile is leveraging the power of business, connection and education to break the cycle of incarceration and prepare men and women to become productive members of society when they leave prison. Join us on June 4th to hear the stories of two extraordinary leaders, Kenyatta Leal and Chris Redlitz, and learn new ways to be a force for equity and justice. Register now.
Chris Redlitz has been on the forefront of emerging technologies since the commercialization of the web. He is the Founding Partner of Transmedia Capital, a seed stage investment fund based in San Francisco. In 2010, Chris and his wife Beverly Parenti co-founded The Last Mile program, designed to teach incarcerated men and women fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial training. The Last Mile is the most progressive prison program in the world, and it is expected to be adopted across America within the next several years.
Manager of Campus Services
Kenyatta Leal spent nearly 19 years incarcerated within the California prison system for possession of a firearm under California’s Three Strikes Law. A high school dropout at 17, Kenyatta used his time in prison to turn his life around. In 2011 Kenyatta earned his Associate of Arts Degree from Patten University and graduated as the class Valedictorian. Kenyatta is a founding member of The Last Mile. Currently, Kenyatta is the manager of Campus Services at RocketSpace Inc. in San Francisco.
Washington, DC, 6 - 8pm. Hosted by Wayne Silby. Registration open soon!
New York, NY, 6 - 8pm. Hosted by The Durst Organization. Registration open soon!
Thank you to all of our Local Gathering hosts and guests. To see pictures from our Local Gatherings visit SVN's Facebook page.
Local Gathering Attendance Policy
SVN Local Gatherings are open to active members, affiliates and first-time prospective members. To learn more about becoming an SVN member, click here.