With the increasing rise in expectations from Gen Z and Millennials, who chose where they work, in large part to doing meaningful work and their company’s social impact, it’s important for businesses to take their social responsibility and humanity into account when it comes to the workplace. While no company can do it all, the idea is that all organizations can have a positive impact on the community, environment, and society.
While volunteer time off, corporate philanthropy, and matching gift programs are important, there are any number of ways that a company can give back to support their people, customers and community and make a positive difference. We have a responsibility to ensure that we are making the world a better, more equitable place and that everyone is able to reach their full potential.
Social Impact & Humanity In The Workplace
Michelle Cirocco is the is the Chief Impact Officer for Televerde and the CEO of Televerde Foundation. She joined Televerde in 1999 where she has held several leadership positions including Chief Marketing Officer. Michelle was recently named one of the World-Changing Women in Conscious Business by Conscious Company magazine and Most Admired Leader by Phoenix Business Journal. Her journey of transformation was also featured by Forbes in a two-part interview. Michelle is a strong customer champion with a tireless commitment to using business as a force for good. Michelle earned her MBA from Arizona State University where she also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. Michelle is an avid TED fan and organized and hosted TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional, the first TEDx to be held in an Arizona prison. The event looked behind the curtain of incarceration to show the potential that exists in providing second chances.
Hilary Meyer is the Senior Vice President of Impact at Athletes Unlimited where she leads their social impact and environmental sustainability efforts. She joined Athletes Unlimited after 15+ years in nonprofit management, most recently as the Chief Innovation and Impact Officer at SAGE. Prior to SAGE, Meyer worked for Lambda Legal in their Fair Courts Project. Meyer’s legal work included representing employees and unions as an associate at Reitman Parsonnet. Prior to this, Meyer worked in the areas of patient advocacy and social work, providing direct services to low-income, chronic mentally ill adults and counseling individuals and families in a psychiatric inpatient crisis unit. Meyer earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and graduated magna cum laude and With Honors in Psychology from Colgate University, where she was a two-sport Division I athlete and captain, and is a member of the Colgate University Athletic Hall of Honor.