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Global Partnership Summit

Hosted at the Nasdaq

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BJ Moore, Gretchen O'Hara, and Grace Clack

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How do partnership's drive sustainable change and empower organizations? Gretchen O'Hara, Grace Clack, and BJ Moore are leading the way to foster cross-sector collaboration to promote sustainable outcomes for Splunk, Microsoft, and Providence Health. Joined by a shared ethos at Microsoft, Gretchen, Grace, and BJ discuss the value of connecting the companies values to your own, and uniting teams harness strength through teamwork.

BJ Moore

CIO and EVP of Real Estate Strategy and Operations, Providence

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Gretchen O'Hara

VP of Worldwide Channels & Alliances, Splunk

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Grace Clack

Director of Product Marketing, Cloud for Sustainability, Microsoft

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Adriane Thorpe, Esteban Olivares, & Peggy Pelonis

Joined by Summer Discovery CEO Adriane Thorpe, Dean of Academics Esteban Olivares, and President of ACS Schools Peggy Pelonis, George Sifakis sits down to discuss the value of the UN SDGs in education and how partnerships enhance the capabilities of schools, educators, and students. Derived from years of experience, Esteban, Adriane, and Peggy reflect on how leaders today from the public and private sectors alike can uplift students today to create a more sustainable future for all.

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Adriane Thorpe

CEO, Summer Discovery

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Esteban Olivares

Head of Academics & New University Partnerships, Summer Discovery

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Peggy Pelonis

President, ACS Athens Schools

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Howard Wright

Howard Wright, Global VP of Startups sits down with Ideagen CEO George Sifakis to discuss his mission of finding the most innovative, captivating start ups across the world, to drive global change. As a powerful ally, AWS is a valuable partner that helps enable thousands of startups to promote the shared ethos of the Global Goals. Learn how Howard's personal background has shaped him into the global leader today overseeing some of the world's most innovative companies.

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Howard Wright

VP, Global Head of Start Ups, AWS

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Sharon Price-John, Build-A-Bear

Sharon Price-John, CEO of Build-A-Bear & Board member of Ideagen, sits down with George Sifakis to discuss her newest book, "Stories and Heart: Unlocking the Power of Personal Stories to Create a Life You Love." Hear how Sharon has taken the lessons learned in her life to form her into the leader she is today. Sharon asserts her belief in the power of partnerships and that to achieve the SDGs, we must all make an impact, large or small.

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Sharon Price-John

CEO, Build-A-Bear

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Margot Copeland, AARP

Margot Copeland, board member at AARP, discusses AARP's initiatives and impacts centered around UN SDG #3, Good Health and Well-Being.

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit/nonpartisan organization established to empower Americans over the age of 50 to live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. Today, Americans are living and working longer, and AARP is dedicated to supporting the American population to "Disrupt Aging."

Listen to Margot discuss the successes and challenges facing AARP and how partnerships help empower their initiatives in this featured interview.

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Margot Copeland

Board Member, AARP

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Tess Mateo, Dr. Mariana Bozesan, & Björn Ostë

Moderated by Tess Mateo, Dr. Mariana Bozesan, and Björn Ostë, discuss the challenges facing young entrepreneurs today and how we can uplift youth to be the next generation of prosperous entrepreneurs. Successful Entrepreneurs in their own right, Mariana and Björn know what it takes to run a successful business. While we have fallen behind in achieving the SDGs by 2030, Mariana and Björn believe that by enabling equal opportunity for all entrepreneurs, we can accelerate the achievement of The Global Goals.

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Tess Mateo

Founder & Managing Director, CxCatalyst

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Dr. Mariana Bozesan

Founder & Managing Partner AQAL Group