CoreNet Global Atlanta Chapter Ed Forum 2021: Do Good. Be Well.
The theme is focuses on the positive impact we can make for others and for ourselves through the work that we do. We’ve made an effort to support vendors that also give back to the community. (That info is linked next to each vendor).
Meredith Campbell is part of the research and content development team at ThinkLab, the intelligence division of SANDOW (the parent company of Interior Design Media, Material Bank, Metropolis, and many other design-driven brands in media and beyond). At ThinkLab, Meredith spends her days researching the world of design to gather meaningful insights for the industry and share those broadly through research, editorial, and speaking engagements.
- Panelist 1: Jeff Shinabarger (focus on community engagement and social innovation)
Jeff Shinabarger, Founder and Executive Director, Plywood People, is a social entrepreneur, the best-selling author of More or Less and Yes or No and creator of Path by Plywood, a six-week community driven, learning experience that challenges ideas and brings them into reality. Jeff has a vision to make Atlanta a center for social innovation, while personally engaging in over 240 problem solving start-ups. His work has been featured by CNN, USA Weekend, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, Christianity Today, Coca-Cola, Relevant Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times. He is the cofounder of Q and creatively led Catalyst for eight years. Jeff and his wife, André, live in East Atlanta Village and exploring how to raise a family while striving to change the world with their two kids, Jada and Neko.
- Panelist 2: Amy Breidenthal (focus on organizational behavior and well-being)
Dr. Amy Breidenthal is the Gail Savage Glover and Marion B. Glover Assistant Professor of Business Leadership at Agnes Scott College where she teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Creativity. She earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Georgia Tech following a 12-year career in consulting and HR at Accenture. Her research focuses on the intersection between relationships at work and employee outcomes such as creativity and well-being. Most of all, she loves making connections between organizations, research, and her students to enable the current and future workforce to achieve their goals and thrive while doing so.
- Panelist 3: Kimberly Lewis (focus on diversity and equity)
After 18 years of experience and accomplishments, Kimberly Lewis knows better than anyone that market transformation begins with people. Kimberly is a catalyst and executive leader in the global green building movement, championing the critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion as the center of the sustainability and climate agenda worldwide. With this vision Kimberly has recently transitioned to work with a diverse network of partners in service of a clean energy future that lifts ALL people and communities. Kimberly serves as the co - chair for the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) HealthEquity Advisory collaborating on the deployment of a multi-faceted strategy to channel the collective expertise and insight of the global WELL community to help identify and scale strategies that address health inequities in buildings, businesses and communities around the world.