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Please join us for an inspiring evening of conversation presented by GA x Net Impact Seattle as we discuss how to bring more passion and integrate your values into the workplace. We will hear from an esteemed panel of professionals who have followed a variety of paths in their aspirations to integrate sustainability into their work and turn their passions into impactful careers.
A great networking opportunity with like-minded professionals followed by rich discussion–this is an event you won’t want to miss!
CEO and Co-founder,
Paul Gambill is the co-founder and CEO of Nori, the world’s only carbon dioxide removal marketplace. Nori empowers enterprises and individuals with a full range of solutions to begin to reverse climate change. In 2015, Paul established the first community dedicated to carbon removal called Carbon Removal Seattle. He has 6 years of experience in managing mobile and web application projects for clients including Nike, Showtime, Target, and Starbucks, and has shipped well over a dozen different apps to the public. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Arizona State University, and his Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University.
Senior Manager in Microsoft Airband Initiative,
As a Senior Manager in Microsoft Airband Initiative, Melissa is responsible for increasing access to the Internet within unconnected communities across the United States. Melissa’s focus includes business development, project management, community engagement, thought leadership, and Microsoft’s tribal connectivity strategy.
Microsoft’s strong culture of humanitarian support and civic engagement inspired Melissa to create MentorNations’, a youth-led digital literacy movement aimed at transforming the lives of the underserved via access, skills, and utilization of technology. As a PhD candidate and Co-Chair of IEEE’s Digital Skills Working Group that falls under the IEEE Internet Inclusion initiative, her research focuses on the tie between digital inclusion and economic empowerment of indigenous communities. She holds two master’s degrees in supply chain and finance, and completed her undergraduate degree at Missouri State in International Business Management and Spanish.
Program Manager on the Social and Environmental Accountability Team,
Kelly Steffen is a Program Manager on the Social and Environmental Accountability Team at Microsoft. She is responsible for Microsoft’s Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials Program and Supplier Lifecycle Management Program. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Michigan State University. She received her Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to Microsoft, Kelly worked at IBM. She is passionate about how technology can empower individuals to achieve more across the planet. In her free time, Kelly enjoys hiking, volunteering with Girls on the Run and enjoying the Pacific Northwest.
Senior Product Manager - Sustainable Packaging Operations,
Kayla works on the Amazon.com Sustainability team managing programs to reduce packaging waste. Her work sits at the intersection between economy and the environment by eliminating both financial and material waste. Kayla joined Amazon earning her MBA and MS in Energy and Earth Resource from the University of Texas at Austin. During graduate school she focused on the interaction between business operations and sustainability based on a belief that the quickest way to reduce environmental impact is to eliminate operational waste. Prior to graduate school, Kayla spent five years managing policy and urban planning initiatives in Portland, Oregon. Her time in the Pacific Northwest fostered her passion for conservation and sustainability, and continues to fuel her desire to have a positive impact career.
Business Development Program Manager,
Seattle Data for Good
Stephanie has been with Seattle Data For Good since March of 2017 and currently serves as its business development program manager. Previously, Stephanie has been a manager of talent acquisitions, placing top candidates into Seattle tech firms. She has years of experience presenting to company directors and c-level executives as a former client executive, delivering IT solutions to some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Stephanie continues to tackle issues concerning free and charitable clinics in Washington state, as a partner with the Washington Healthcare Access Alliance. Most importantly, she stays grounded by being a fierce gardener and kayaker on the weekends.
Ginger is into anything and everything. By day, she works as a UX Designer in the emerald city of Seattle, but when night rolls around she lets her creativity loose on the world and frolics in the lands of 3D printing, embroidery, watercolor, children's book writing and needle felting. She’s passionate about helping people find their voice and sense of belonging in a sea of ever-changing technology. You can find her noodling around on her interweb hom
Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. Net Impact drives change by creating a like-minded community and providing events and programs that support members who aim to use business as a force for environmental & social impact.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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