Sustainable Business Leadership Forum

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Social Venture Network has partnered with Hanson Bridgett, a leading provider of legal services to organizations engaged in sustainable business, to offer a speaker series on sustainable business leadership. All events will be held at Hanson Bridgett's San Francisco offices. 

Hanson Bridgett, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, California.

March 12

This event will feature Kiva's Executive Chair of the Board, Julie Hanna, and SVN member Chip Conley, Head of Hospitality at Airbnb. Join us for a lively conversation. Find out more and register here.

Chip Conley 150x180Chip Conley
Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy

The founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Chip Conley began reinventing hotels at age 26, taking an inner city motel and turning it into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. The author of four books, including PEAK and The New York Times bestseller, EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS , he shares his theories on transformation and meaning with audiences around the world. In 2013, Chip launched Fest300 -- where his passion for travel, culture, and the world’s best festivals is an invitation to reconnect with humanity -- and joined Airbnb as Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, where he's teaching his methods to hundreds of thousands of hosts in nearly 200 countries. Chip received his BA and MBA from Stanford University, and holds an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University. He serves on the boards of Youth Speaks, Esalen Institute and the Burning Man Project.

Julie Hanna 150x180Julie Hanna
Executive Chair of the Board

Julie Hanna is a leader in the movement of purpose-driven organizations that are leveraging technology to solve humanity’s greatest challenges and create a more just world. Technologist. Entrepreneur. Innovator. CEO. Operating executive. Julie draws on these experiences to help entrepreneurial executives cultivate their highest potential as leaders, while scaling the impact of their companies.

Julie is a board director, advisor and investor to a numerous companies. Among them Lyft, Lending Club and Idealab. She is Executive Chair of the Board at Kiva, pioneer and the world's largest crowdlending marketplace for social good. During Julie’s leadership, Kiva has democratized access to nearly $700M in capital and touched the lives of over 1.5 million micro-entrepreneurs across 82 countries.

Julie is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Response and a regular keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Previously, she has been founder and founding executive of five silicon valley startups that have democratized access to information and communication and gone on to become public companies. Among them, Healtheon (now WebMD); Portola (Netscape Mail); and (now OpenWave).

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