Plenary Lunch Panel – Funding Social Innovation
Social innovation has great potential to create a more equitable and sustainable planet. As more people align their gifts, passion, and purpose–and “doing good while doing well” emerges as a career pathway– the funding landscape must also innovate to drive this progress forward. What strategies are investors, philanthropists, and companies using to catalyze opportunity and support visionary emerging leaders? Hear from our panel about funding risky ideas, innovative strategies to make the funding landscape more inclusive, and what is required to help emerging innovators create significant positive social change.
Janiece Evans-Page leads Fossil Group’s efforts to make the biggest impact that Fossil can through global giving and sustainability. Fossil is on a journey to become a more sustainable company through focused initiatives which impact the planet, its employees and global communities. Janiece has led the Fossil Foundation since its inception in 2013. The Fossil Foundation partners with social entrepreneurs to unleash the power of youth. Since its launch, the Fossil Foundation has impacted over 250K young lives.
She is on the board of numerous national and regional organizations, including College Summit, a social enterprise which unleashes the power of young people through its PeerForward model.
She earned a B.S. in Social Science/Organizational Behavior at the University of California at Berkeley, an Executive M.B.A. at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and executive training certification at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Executive Education Program.