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Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Panel

  • Wed, October 09, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 515 N. State St. 14th Floor (We Work)
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Come join Net Impact Chicago and Benefit Chicago for networking, light appetizers, and an engaging panel conversation led by Benefit Chicago’s very own Executive Director Dr. William W. Towns with leaders from social enterprises in Chicago, who will speak about their experiences and offer advice to those curious about getting into the industry. 

Panelists Include:

  • Julian G. Posada - current COO of TRP and President of LiftUp Enterprises
  • Brenda Palms Barber, President & CEO of the North Lawndale Employment Network, an urban workforce development agency, and Founding CEO of Sweet Beginnings, LLC, a social enterprise using urban beekeeping to create jobs for those with significant barriers to employment
  • Rob Rose, Executive Director of the Cook County Land Bank Authority

Event will be held at WeWork (515 N. State St.) and begin at 6:00 pm. Light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. We hope to see you there! 

About our collaborators:

Benefit Chicago: Benefit Chicago is a powerful collaboration that aims to mobilize $100 million in impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises working throughout the Chicago region. Created by The Chicago Community Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Calvert Impact Capital , Benefit Chicago provides a way for everyone who cares about Chicago to invest for impact and make our home a better place for all.

WeWork: We Work provides more than 527,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork's mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork currently has more than 528 physical locations in over 111 cities and 29 countries around the world. Follow us @WeWork on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit to learn more.

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