Date: Tuesday Nov 17th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Robert H. Gibson River Garden
Address: 157 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Cost: Free for members and state officials. $20 for nonmembers.
For More Info: Contact Russ Elek
VBSR members and friends are invited to join us for an afternoon of education and networking. We are pleased to announce that our speaker for the Southern Vermont Summit will be Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness for EILEEN FISHER. Amy will talk about the the prospect of sustainability in the clothing industry and discuss what it means to use business to be a leader for change. She'll also engage in a Q&A with the audience, so make sure you bring your questions!
Our Southern Vermont Summit will also serve to facilitate our Annual Meeting. With over 750 members, it's important to know how VBSR is advocating for our constituents and the triple-bottom-line approach to business. A short presentation will be given on VBSR's efforts and financial standing year to date.
Finally, guests will enjoy a Networking Get-Together in the River Garden space immediately following Amy's presentation and the 2015 VBSR annual meeting. We'll have a cash bar on hand and provide hors d'oeuvres... bring your business cards and be prepared to positively engage with fellow VBSR members and friends!
About Our Speaker
As Director of Social Consciousness and a member of the Leadership Forum for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER, Amy supports the company’s efforts to practice “business as a movement.” Amy collaborates internally and externally to guide the company toward ever-increasing human, environmental and economic sustainability, including co-leading the company’s Vision2020 work. She also co-leads the company’s People and Culture area, together with leaders of the Human Resources, Leadership Learning & Development and Internal Communications teams. Amy came to EILEEN FISHER 22 years ago following a fundraising career with various Asian-American cultural, educational and social service organizations in New York City. Her educational background includes a B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a sustainable MBA from Green Mountain College. She currently chairs the advisory board of Social Accountability International and serves on the boards of Made-By and the American Sustainable Business Council. In 2011, Amy rode from New York City to Washington, DC, on her self-built bamboo bike as part of the Brita Climate Ride. She also plays the bassoon in the Really Terrible Orchestra of Westchester. Together with their two daughters, Amy and her husband Rob raise honeybees and enjoy adventures on land and water.