Category Archives: President’s Corner
Communications from NIB’s president
Hi Net Impact Boston,
Over the last month, I been asked a couple of times by family and friends about why I chose to be involved with Net Impact Boston. The first time, I gave a complicated, jargon-y answer about climate change, social responsibility, market power . . . I did not get a follow up question.
On Thanksgiving, I gave a much simpler response. The table was crowded, the mood was light and festive. My response? “I love being part of a group of people committed to using their careers to make the world a better place.” There were LOTS of follow up questions. The situation led me to the answer really at the core of my involvement. And it never hurt that it also reminded me of the importance of clear messages!
So this holiday season, I want to take this opportunity to share just one (relatively) simple message: I am thrilled and grateful to be involved with the Net Impact Boston community! Thank you to all those who speak at our events, to everyone that comes and learns, to the people that use that information to have an impact on their workplaces, and to the members that leverage our tools to shape impactful future careers. Finally, thank you to my dedicated fellow leadership team members. Together we are tackling the world’s toughest problems, demonstrating that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line – but people and the planet, too.
Hi Net Impacters,
Things here at Net Impact Boston are bustling. The Board has been busy ramping up for another great year. Our most successful events will be back in full force and we’ve got some new, exciting ideas for trainings, speakers and other convenings. Stay tuned!
Meantime, we hope to see you in Baltimore for the Net Impact Conference. The 15% discount has been extended for Net Impact Boston! This limited-time discount expires Wednesday, Oct 3, so register now using registration code 2012ERDE.
I look forward to seeing all of you over the next year.
Hello Net Impact Boston,
September brings so many changes to our city and our lives. The NIB Board also begins a new chapter year in September.
Over the last couple of months, we have worked to elect a team and we have had great success. Please join me in congratulating Barbara Seymour, Net Impact Boston’s new chapter President. Barbara has played multiple roles on our team this past year and has shown an ability and willingness to take accountability for the chapter’s continued growth, success and positive impact. Barbara is a graduate of the Fletcher School with an MIB degree in Business/International Affairs and currently works at Ceres.
We would also like to welcome and congratulate the newest members of our Board: Robert Hart, Melissa Small, Laurie Burgess, Chris Reber, Tom Reid, Robert Schultz, Liz Leberman, Jaclyn O’Shea Lauber and Betsy Yoshimura. Thank you for joining us in support of our members.
Finally, some of our long-term teammates are moving on. Thank you so very much to Devon Long-Lytle, Hannah Doran, Ian Lavery, Maura Hodge and Yasie Saadatnejadi for your dedication and contributions to Net Impact Boston. We’ll miss you.
To a New Year!