Upcoming Meetings

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October Panel:


Climate change and racial equity are two of the most pressing issues of our time. Join us for a conversation about the historical interconnections and proactive solutions at the intersection of environmental and social justice. RSVP here


Simeon Banister – VP of Community Programs – Rochester Area Community Foundation

Kamillah Knight – Diversity and Inclusion Lead – Unilever

Pamela Reed Sanchez – CEO – Seneca Park Zoo Society

Ram Shrivastava – President & CEO – Larsen Engineers

Past Events:

Thanks to those who attended our discussion with Kim Allen of Dixon Schwabl, a “Best Workplace in New York” and Sean Flaherty of ITX, a Rochester “Top Workplace” about their COVID-induced transitions to remote work, lessons learned and the path forward, and to Brian Bihl of Paylocity, another “Top Workplace” that has always operated virtually and had many best practices to share for leading virtual teams.

You can see the video recording here, or listen as a podcast.

2020:08 - Virtual Culture

Thanks for joining us at our Virtual Summit! In case you missed the panels or would like to share them, see the links below. We’ll be back with monthly meetings, so make sure to join our mailing list if you haven’t already!


What if there was a company whose CEO said, “Let’s pay all our people as much as possible?”

What if your company treated your spouse, your children, and even your pets, as stakeholders, and made it a priority to ensure that you can be present for them?

And what if these businesses, who prioritize the welfare of all their stakeholders, who help heal their employees, customers and communities are more profitable and prosperous than their industry peers?

These are “Healing Organizations” as profiled by Raj Sisodia (author of Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism, as well as founder and Co-Chair of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.).


7/1 – Healing The Upstate Economy
-Bob Duffy – Rochester Chamber
-Rob Simpson – Centerstate CEO
-Dr. Seanelle Hawkins – Urban League of Rochester
-Heather Briccetti – Business Council of NYS
See video recording or listen as a podcast.

7/8 – Healing Through Business with Raj Sisodia
-Founder and Co-Chair, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.
-Author, Firms of Endearment, Conscious Capitalism and The Healing Organization
See video recording or listen as a podcast.

7/15 – Racism as a Public Health Crisis AND a Business Imperative
-Jerome Underwood – Action for a Better Community
-Ana Liss – Monroe County
-Mohammed Ahamed – Engaging Diversity and Inclusion
-Kesha Carter – Coordinated Care Services
See video recording or listen as a podcast.

7/22 – Building An Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
-Jennifer Byrnes – Business Insight Center at Rochester Public Library
-Lomax Campbell – City of Rochester Office of Community Wealth Building
-Arthur Goldfeder – The Commissary Downtown Kitchen Incubator
-Yasmin Mattox – Arkatecht Advancement Tools For Working Parents
-Cati Pulver – Junior Achievement of Central Upstate NY
See video recording or listen as a podcast.

7/29 – Corporate Cultures That Heal
-Tom Bachmann – Paychex Culture Shaping Manager
-Mubarak Bashir – Greyston Open Hiring
-James Norman – Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative Employment Work Group
-Tina Paradiso – Imprinting Lives at Imprintable Solutions
-Kim Townsend – Loretto
See video recording or listen as a podcast.

Curious about the Conscious Capitalism Movement or what to join CCROC?

Anyone can join the newsletter and guests can attend a meeting or two before deciding whether to join. If you’re ready to join, you can get more info on membership benefits and levels HERE

For more information, contact:
Tom Brady (585-330-6346); tbrady47@icloud.com)
Andrew Brady (585-269-4948); atbrady@thexlr8team.com)