Another Reason Why I Love my Alma Mater – Bentley Leadership Forum

“Cheating” on this post, for now, as all I did was cut and paste it from an email. But, I wanted to share this event, The Leadership Forum was a special moment last year, early on in my Time Well Spent saga. This year, I have a lot more knowledge under my belt, but miles to go. To be inspired and humbled by the good, hard work of others is certainly time well spent.
This year’s speaker biographies (I hope the links work below) are all quite impressive, from Van Jones on. I’ll try to blog about them if I have the time. In the meantime, if you are surfing around some evening, go through one of their links. You are sure to be inspired:




The Business of Healing Our World:
Leveraging Innovation, Social Enterprise and Service

Hear from one of the first “Green Visionaries…”

Van Jones

Profiled in Oprah’s O magazine,The New Yorker,TIME, The New York Times and Fast Company, Van Jones has been called the “Prophet of the Green Economy.” He is the founder of Green For All, an organization focused on creating green jobs in impoverished areas. He is also the co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change, and was the author of the 2008 New York Times best-seller, The Green Collar Economy. In his new role as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Center for Environmental Quality, he will advance President Obama’s agenda of creating 21st-century jobs that improve energy efficiency and utilize renewable resources, in addition to helping to shape and advance the administration’s energy and climate initiatives with a specific interest in improvements and opportunities for vulnerable communities.

TIME Managing editor Richard Stengel will open the forum and introduce Van Jones. Following Jones’ address, Stengel and Jones will have an on-stage conversation.

The 5th Annual Bentley Leadership Forum,
in cooperation with TIME:
Thursday April 16, 2009
8:30 to 1:00 p.m.
on the Bentley University campus

Featured Speakers Include:

Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director of Partners in Health
Priya Haji, Co-founder/CEO, World of Good
Leigh Blake, Co-founder, Keep a Child Alive
Milton J. Benjamin, President/CEO, Initiative for a New Economy
Joseph Marchese ’03, Co-founder and President of

The event is free and open to the public and includes admission to the Tomorrow25 luncheon. However, registration is required if you haven’t already done so.

For more information go to or call 781.891.2120 or 781.891.2070.


2 responses to “Another Reason Why I Love my Alma Mater – Bentley Leadership Forum

  1. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds too now, Thanks. 🙂

  2. Solid info, will visit again=)

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