Social Impact and Lunch Series

Social Impact & Lunch

This lunchtime series will give students the opportunity to engage with leaders who are addressing the multifaceted social impacts of corporate, non-profit and public sector organizations in ways that foster the public good.

Are you faculty, alumni or a friend of Boston College and would like to talk about ethical issues in your line of work? Email us at to learn how to get involved!

FALL 2019

Ilana Finley

Ilana Finley
Vice President, Global Communications and Social Impact
Converse Inc.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00 PM | Fulton Honors Library (2nd Floor)

Ilana Finley is currently serving as VP, Global Communications and Social Impact for Converse Inc. where she leads all externally and internally facing facets of Communications for the organization including public relations, media relations, employee communications and issues management. In addition, she leads the company’s strategy for corporate giving and support of its associated community partnerships.

Finley moved to Converse after a 19-year career at Nike, Inc. (which owns Converse) where she held a range of Communications positions at Nike, touching nearly every part of the globe. Beginning her career as an intern, she truly stepped up every rung of the proverbial corporate ladder, distinguishing herself through hard work, an insatiable curiosity and a willingness to always try something new.

A native of the the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Finley earned her BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. A student-athlete, she was a member of the University’s Track & Field team all four years, competing as a hurdler and sprinter. In her spare time, Finley is an aspiring wine writer, world traveler, fitness enthusiast and all-around lover of sports.

Program is for undergraduate students only: Register here.

Event is presented with the Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good program