Winston Forum on Ethics
Launched in the fall of 2007, the Winston Forum strives to bring all our guests into contact with all members of the BC Community as well as local area business executives. Our speakers are leaders in the realm of business ethics, coming from a variety of backgrounds. Prominent Forum guests have included Dr. Rajiv Shah, former USAID administrator, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company and Cynthia Deitle, Supervisory Special Agent from the FBI Boston Office. Visit our past speakers page to view the full list.
Creating a World Beyond Poverty
Author, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
Monday, November 20, 2017
5:30 p.m. | Robsham Theater
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with priority seating for Portico, Jenks and Winston Ambassadors
Jacqueline Novogratz is an American entrepreneur and author. She is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. Her book, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, was inspired by an encounter she had while in Kigali, Rwanda. During a routine jog in her early 20's, Novogratz spotted a boy who was wearing a distinct blue sweater that upon closer inspection, turned out to be the same blue sweater she had donated to her local Goodwill a decade earlier. That blue sweater, with its decorations of a snow-capped mountain, two zebras and stripes, had her name on it. This encounter led Novogratz to realize the interconnectedness of our world, which influences her work today.