Finding Your Purpose Through Work

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Finding Your Purpose Through Work


Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Seeing our current impact allows us to move closer to purpose in a way that’s not intimidating or overwhelming, but optimizes what we’re already doing and reveals low-hanging fruit ways to do more. Join Nell Derick Debevoise '12 (EMBA Global and SLEB Board Member) and Founder and CEO of Inspiring Capital, a certified B Corp, for an interactive session on the business case for working and living with purpose based on neuroscience and applied research. Nell will also share her proprietary framework to help participants map their own points of impact in their everyday personal and professional lives.

Participants will:

  • Learn data and anecdotal support for the benefits of living and working with purpose
  • Understand the connection between mundane day-to-day impact in all parts of our life and work, and how they ladder up to purpose
  • Learn to map their impact on IC's proprietary My Why dashboard, and commit to a single habit to increase your impact

About Nell Derick Debevoise '12:

Nell has studied adult learning, innovation strategy, intercultural education, and organizational psychology at many of the world’s top universities (Harvard, Cambridge, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Università di Roma, and Columbia and London Business Schools), starting with a public school education in Hartford, CT. She has lived and worked in the private, public, and for-profit sectors on four continents, supporting refugees in the Middle East; teaching corporate executives in New York about Social Responsibility; and mediating between Turkish and Cypriot officials.

This diverse experience revealed two related problems that led Nell to create Inspiring Capital. First, business professionals, and their organizations, crave ways to connect their work to a larger purpose. And on the other hand, the efficacy of not-for-profits and government is limited by their lack of business skills. Inspiring Capital recruits and trains Fellows from the private sector to provide strategy and financial sustainability for high-impact organizations like Goodwill, the American Red Cross, Venture for America, Girl Rising, and Welcoming America. This work builds inspired, high-performing, and impactful professionals and organizations.

As part of Leadership & Ethics Week, this event is co-sponsored by Leadership Lab as part of The Leadership Co-Curricular Series under the auspices of The Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership.

April 16th, 2020 6:00 PM through  7:30 PM
665 West 130th Street
Kravis Hall 890
New York, NY 10027
United States
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