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It’s the season of giving, and Blake Mycoskie – founder and chief shoe-giver at TOMS – is coming to Charlotte’s Knight Theater for a discussion about the power of giving as it relates to the business world, presented by The Learning Society at Queens and Bank of America.
The power of giving: conscious capitalism and the future of business
A visionary global leader, entrepreneur, adventurer and bestselling author, Blake Mycoskie is the catalyst behind TOMS’ now-ubiquitous One for One® movement. He’s championed a forward-looking model for corporate responsibility and conscious consumerism, and continues to assist disadvantaged people worldwide – proof that you don’t have to choose between making a living and making a difference.
To date, TOMS has given more than 45 million pairs of new shoes to children in need. Additionally, the company and its other gratis products and services have created jobs in developing countries, and have helped fund the restoration of people’s eyesight and the improvement of water quality in various communities.
Mycoskie’s trailblazing approach to business earned him and TOMS the Secretary of State’s Award of Corporate Excellence (ACE). He was also named on Fortune’s “40 under 40” list, recognizing him as one of the top young businessmen in the world. Recognizing his ongoing commitment, Richard Branson recently asked Blake to join The B Team, a group of worldwide leaders which seeks to catalyze a movement of corporate executives who embrace a better way of doing business, both for the well-being of people and the planet.
Engaging in powerful dialogue with The Learning Society of Queens
The Learning Society of Queens leads the way in influencing intellectual dialogue in the Charlotte region. Since 1988, its members’ generosity has made possible a semi-annual speakers series that draws experts on important contemporary issues to campus.
The series has brought more than 55 world-renowned authors, politicians and thought leaders to Charlotte including Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Atul Gawande and Captain Scott Kelly.
Get your tickets today
Be a part of Blake Mycoskie’s dialogue about the power of giving on Tuesday Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts (430 S. Tryon Street). Tickets are $45 each – purchase yours now at carolinatix.org or by calling 704-372-1000.
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