Building a Business as a Force for Good | NAWBO

Thursday, April 20, 2023 -
10:30am to 2:30pm

Federal Reserve Bank 101 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105, US

REGISTER NOW DEADLINEApril 13, 2023 - 5:00pm

During this Summit on Earth Day, business leaders convene to address key pillars and trends on how businesses are creating purpose-driven companies and leveraging ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance) metrics to drive business success. Attendees will gain insights from certified B-Corp CEOs and thought leaders to discuss ways to unlock ESG opportunities that align people, profit, and purpose with the greater goal of building a better future for all. Includes buffet lunch and networking. (Buffet lunch will be provided)

The concepts of ESG Metrics and B-Corp certification can be applied to businesses of all sizes, including solopreneurs. Many solopreneurs may feel that these concepts are only relevant to larger companies or those in certain industries, but that is not the case. By attending this event, solopreneurs can learn how to implement ESG practices and become certified B-Corps in a way that is relevant and feasible for their business.


Kat Taylor, Beneficial State Bank


  • Paxon Energy & Infrastructure - NAWBO-SFBA President Nooshin Behroyan
  • PG&E - David Pell
  • ARTEMIA Communications - Barbara Wichmann
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - Lynn Reddrick
  • HigherRing – Michelle Hirons
  • Zego Foods - Colleen Kavanagh
  • Sagent Marketing – Anne Staines

REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 13TH due to Federal Reserve Bank facility requirements to confirm final attendee list. Bring photo ID.

Public transportation is recommended. The 101 Market Street front entrance is closed. Guests must enter through a pedestrian gate on Main St. between Mission and Market (guests will see a parking lot). There is no address right at the gate. An escort will greet all guests at the pedestrian gate and escort them to the security check area. Bring an ID for security verification.


10:30 – 11:00 AM Registration and networking

11:00 – 12:00 Noon Why ESG is important – presented by PG&E & ARTEMIA Communications

12:00 – 1:00 PM Catered lunch, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank

12:55 – 1:00 PM Introduction of Kat Taylor, moderator and panelists

1:00 – 2:00 PM How B Corps are Different

Presentation by Kat Taylor: Why BSB is a B Corp, and how it fulfills its commitments

Panel discussion featuring woman-owned B Corps CEOs

  • HigherRing – Michelle Hirons
  • Zego Foods -- Colleen Kavanagh
  • Sagent Marketing – Anne Staines

2:00 – 2:30 Networking

San Francisco Bay Area NAWBO (501(c)(6) invites your organization to participate in sponsorships, in-kind or financial contributions for this or future events. Together, we can create more opportunities for women in business throughout our San Francisco Bay Area.

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