Jeff Cherry - Managing Partner at Conscious Venture Lab
Jeff Cherry has spent the last 29 years as a designer, CEO, educator, consultant and investor. He enjoys the creative process, both from an artistic and organizational perspective. Currently he’s bringing these divergent experiences together in order to help companies develop more conscious, purpose driven business models. He helps investors build societal as well as financial value. Jeff tries to bring right and left brain thinking to problem solving, business creation and investing ideas, by asking better questions. As the Founder and Executive Director of Conscious Venture Lab, Jeff is an evangelist for the transformation of capitalism. Working with private investors and early-stage businesses, his goal is to create businesses that are operating at the intersection of profit and purpose. He has been invited to speak at The University of Maryland, The Darden School at the University of Virginia, Yale University, Columbia University, and others on the topic of impact investing.
Bonnie Ross-Parker - CEO and Business Connection, Marketing Expert of Xperience Connections
Bonnie Ross-Parker is the founder of The Joy of Connecting, a networking organization designed to work better for women. She found that traditional forms of networking just were not working for the majority of women. In April, 2013, the group transitioned to Xperience Connections. Bonnie is a connector and is known as “America’s Connection Diva.” She is always thinking about how she can help others achieve their goals and dreams by introducing them to other powerful people who share their enthusiasm and passion. Xperience Connections offers business women multiple ways to expand business, participating at XC in your area or meeting with professional women to share resources and build profitable relationships. XC is a proven system that establishes your credibility as a leader in your community. She has established strong alliances with The National Networking Company, The Women’s Information Network and The Direct Selling Women’s Alliance.