Change agents and entrepreneurs on leadership, innovation and getting things done.
CLOE has launched a podcast in collaboration with 43North, and with support from the UB School of Management Alumni Association. Select episodes of 43North's Latitude podcast series will feature host Nate Benson and CLOE faculty experts in discussion with successful leaders who will share their insights and experiences.
Barb is CEO of The 7 Virtues
Barb Stegemann’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s economy was key to building stability for its people, Stegemann created The 7 Virtues, a company that sources organic, fair trade essential oils from countries experiencing turmoil (such as Afghanistan, Haiti the Middle East and Rwanda). Despite addressing complex global matters in her talks, Stegemann uses humor to explain how individuals can use business for good and effect change, both at home and worlds away. Barb talks about starting her company, the passion involved in mission-driven entrepreneurship and the impact the company has had on war-torn farmers.
Kate and Joe Vacanti are co-founders of Let them LOL.
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker is president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
Tod Martin is chief creative officer of The Martin Group.
Shelley Drake is Western New York regional president at M&T Bank and president of the M&T Charitable Foundation.
The first guest is Norma J. Nowak, PhD, executive director of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.