Global Leadership Summit 2019

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On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 the Foster School of Business’s Global Business Center (GBC) & Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) will be hosting the second annual Global Leadership Summit. As a part of the UW 2019 Earth Week, this largely undergraduate student run event aims to explore ways to enact responsible and sustainable change in one’s career. Students and community members from all fields of study and industries are encouraged to participate and learn from the dynamic group of guest speakers representing the many facets of globally responsible leadership in Washington State and beyond.

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 5:15-8:15pm
Location: Anthony’s Forum, 3rd Floor of Dempsey Hall, University of Washington

This event is free, includes a catered reception and is open to the public.
Please register at:

Thank you to our financial sponsors of the event: the Foster School of Business Global Business Center, the Campus Sustainability Fund, and the Foster Community Fund; and our collaborators: UW Sustainability, ReThink UW, Net Impact UW, Husky Global Affairs

GLS 2019 Schedule

Evening Schedule

  • 5:15-5:30 – Check-In
  • 5:30-5:45 – Opening Remarks
  • 5:50-6:40 – Concurrent Sessions #1
  • 6:50-7:40 – Concurrent Sessions #2
  • 7:40-8:15 – Networking Reception & Resource Fair

Concurrent Sessions & Speakers

5:30-5:45 – Opening Remarks by Caroline Fox (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) in Anthony’s Forum

5:50-6:40 – Concurrent Sessions #1

  • Business Addressing Environmental Problems (DEM 102)
    Jessie Martin – Executive Director, Earth Economics
    Katie Secrist – Consultant, Sustainable Business Consulting
    Leah Turino – Wealth Strategy Associate, Union Bank of Switzerland
  • Microsoft Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (EXED 320)
    Julie Zunker – Senior Director, Global Affairs, Microsoft
  • Innovative Partnerships (EXED 420)
    Kristen Dailey – Executive Director, Global Washington
    Ben Packard – Executive Director, UW EarthLab
    Bryan Papé – Founder and CEO of MiiR

6:50-7:40 – Concurrent Sessions #2

  • Sustainable Innovation in Global Health (DEM 102)
    Joseph Babigumira – Associate Professor, UW Department of Global Health
    Claudia Harner-Jay – Deputy Director, Market Dynamics, PATH
  • Sustainable Supply Chains (EXED 320)
    Robin Barr – Director of the Americas, Earthworm Foundation
    Derek Bothereau – Senior Manager, Global Responsibility & Ethical Sourcing, Starbucks
    Rada Dogandjieva – Senior Agriculture Programs Manager, Clif Bar & Company
  • Having an Impact in Your Career (EXED 420)
    Akhtar Badshah – Founder, Catalytic Innovator Group
    Sally Jewell – Distinguished Fellow, UW College of the Environment

7:40-8:15 – Networking Reception & Resource Fair in Anthony’s Forum

More about the GLS

Who has been involved?

UW Foster Senior Ben Weymiller, as Sustainability Chair for the UW Foster Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Program, has been planning this event in conjunction with the Global Business Center and CISB for the past few months. Ben heads a team of UW undergraduate students – Nabilla GunawanEmily Menz, Ricky Perry and Sydney Solis – who together have been driving the session topics and organizing the speakers for the evening. Thank you to this fantastic team of undergraduate student leaders for their efforts in organizing this event.

What happened at the first GLS?

You can read about the GLS 2018, our first year of the event, here:

Want to be involved in the GLS 2020?

If you are a UW undergraduate student who is interested in being involved with the GLS 2020, please reach out to Theresa Maloney at [email protected].

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