Jenn Graham: Designing A More Inclusive World Through Conversations That Matter

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Nathan Stuck

Nathan Stuck is the CEO and Founder of Profitable Purpose Consulting and the Chair Of B Local Georgia (aka "Mr. B Corp Georgia").

With a firm belief that business can be a force for good, Nathan brings a passion for helping good companies become great. He’s been working with firms pursuing B Corp certification since 2016, using the B Impact Assessment to align purpose with profit.

In addition to his experience working at a B Corp, Nathan teaches an MBA level B Corp class at UGA, founded and chairs B Local Georgia, serves as a committee chair for B Academics and was awarded the 2020 Community Builder Award by B Lab.

Jenn Graham is on a mission to design a more inclusive world. An activist, designer, and civic tech entrepreneur, Jenn is the Founder and CEO of Inclusivv (formerly “Civic Dinners”), bringing diverse voices together for conversations that matter.

Since starting Civic Dinners as a social experiment in Atlanta, Jenn has built a global team and a digital platform that has already enabled over 1,800 dinners around the world—both in-person and virtual—and has a goal of inviting a million people to the table by 2021. Her clients range from Facebook to Coca-Cola, including beloved organizations such as The King Center, Sierra Club, and The Aspen Institute. 

Jenn was featured as a “2020 World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business” by Conscious Media Company, and last year she was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a “Small Business Person of the Year – Rising Star.” Jenn’s work has also been recognized by President Obama and has received numerous awards for social impact and creative community engagement.

What you’ll learn

  1. What inspired Jenn to start Inclusivv (originally as Civic Dinners) in order to spark community engagement and more meaningful conversations.
  2. Why it was important for her to empower businesses, communities, and individuals to create positive social change through small-group, structured environments.
  3. Jenn’s process of shaping her purpose, mission, vision and values in order to clarify how she would lead her team and create a positive culture.
  4. How Jenn overcame some of the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic forcing them to pivot their original business model into more digital vs in-person dinner experiences.
  5. How Jenn is working through the challenges of moving from the role of a founder to that of a CEO amid their rapid growth.
  6. Why it’s been important for Jenn’s team to start the journey of becoming a certified B Corp and how business leaders can follow her lead of scaling their for-profit businesses as a force for good.

    Hosted by: Nathan Stuck, Chair of B Local GA.

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