DC Net Impact: Bringing People Together at Happy Hour
By DC Net Impact President Mikael Baker
DC Net Impact is extremely excited to partner with DC EcoWomen to co-host a networking happy hour on July 23 at Irish Whiskey in Dupont Circle. This will be a great opportunity for DC EcoWomen members to learn about DC Net Impact, for DC Net Impact members to learn about DC EcoWomen, and for members of both organizations to expand their professional networks. Though there is some overlap between members of both organizations, this will be the first event co-hosted by both DC EcoWomen and DC Net Impact.
Because of our Washington, DC location, DC Net Impact is in a unique position as a Net Impact chapter, with access to experts, lawmakers, think tanks, federal agencies, and NGOs. We bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds across the age spectrum through unique programming including panel discussions, sustainable business tours, special-interest dinners, networking events, film screenings, professional development workshops, and webinars. For example we recently hosted a film screening of The Island President, followed by a lively climate change panel discussion. Key interest areas for DC Net Impact members include Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Measuring/Reporting Impact, International Development, Environmental Conservation, and Renewable Energy.
Just over twenty years ago, Net Impact began as a network of MBA students that believed they could be a positive force for social and environmental impact, by focusing their business skills toward initiatives in these areas rather than following career paths traditionally followed by MBA graduates. The idea was radical at the time and is still eye-opening for some. Since its founding, Net Impact has grown to over 10,000 members on six continents.
RSVP for the DC Net Impact joint happy hour today!