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Winston Center Collaborations

Knowing that the Winston Center cannot encompass all the leadership community has to offer, we have partnered with key centers, departments, and institutes across campus to assure all vital points of ethical leadership are being presented and discussed.  Some of our more prominent partnerships include the Lowell Institute‚Äôs Lowell Humanities Series, featuring Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Campus School Volunteers, featuring Dick and Rick Hoyt, famed father/son marathon team.




Symposium: Leading for Social Impact

Tuesday, February 28, 2017                                                                                  Fulton Hall, Honors Library, 2nd Floor (campus map and directions)

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This symposium features leaders who integrate ethical values into their businesses and organizations, specifically with the goal of fostering equality and empowering communities through innovative social change models. The keynote presentations and small panels will encourage all participants to engage actively with the urgency and challenges of systemic social change, and how to pursue it practically within organizations.



1:30 PM  Plenary Session

Keynote speakers: Ben Hecht and Sarah Smith  


Ben Hecht Living Cities

Ben Hecht

President and CEO, Living Cities

Living Cities works through cross-sector partnerships to dramatically improve the economic well-being of low income people in urban areas across America.

Sarah B. Smith

Sarah Smith

Director, Mercy Investment Services

Mercy Investment Services practices socially responsible investing globally to help create a more just and sustainable world.

3:00 PM Concurrent Panels

I:    Social Impact Investing and Finance

II:   Community Led Social Justice

III:  Innovations in Socially Responsible Enterprise

Panel Speakers from Social Innovation Forum, Think Impact, Social Finance, Keene Advisors, Haley House and more


5:00 PM Reception

Book launch for Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise, Mary J. Cronin and Tiziana Dearing, editors (Springer, 2017)


Event presented with the Center for Social Innovation and the Institute for the Liberal Arts

For more information about the symposium, contact Prof. Cronin at