Issue no. 3 - 2014 Governor Community Connection
It's time to register for the 2014 Opportunity Summit! The Summit is Opportunity's most significant event of the year, and it will be held Thursday, October 2 through Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Your participation as a Governor will give fresh perspective on Opportunity's exciting initiatives, and offer new ways for you to get involved. Network with your fellow Governors, and shape the dialogue about helping people in developing countries work their way out of poverty, strengthen their families and improve their communities.
Among the leaders you'll meet is Carly Fiorina, Global Chairman of the Opportunity Board of Directors. Former CEO of HP, she's a passionate champion of our mission, especially as it applies to helping women break the cycle of poverty in their families.
Other keynoters and panelists include:
Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business and Economics Correspondent, ABC News
Reeta Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer, The MasterCard Foundation
Michele Sullivan, President, Caterpillar Foundation
Wm. Paul Young, Author of The Shack
Governors who will speak at the Summit include:
Janelle Lassonde (Education Campaign Chair)
Muffy MacMillan (Agriculture Campaign Chair)
Liesel Pritzker Simmons
If you've been considering attending the Summit this year, please make the commitment to join us! Not only will you add to the success of the event, you'll gain valuable new insights and contacts.
"Economic growth, in terms of new job creation, is primarily driven by start-ups and entrepreneurs... Entrepreneurs accept risk and challenge the status quo, continually raising the bar and solving tough problems." - Keynote speaker Howard Tullman, a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, will speak about the power of entrepreneurship around the world. He will reflect on how broad trends in technology and financing can transform how we run our own businesses, and how we invest in entrepreneurs in poor communities.