SALT LAKE CITY – The Sorenson Impact Center announced Virgin Unite CEO Jean Oelwang as a keynote speaker for the 2022 Sorenson Impact Summit in Park City, UT, June 13th-15th. The 2022 Sorenson Impact Summit is a curated event for families, organizations and individuals in impact investing to connect, share, and learn how to level up their approaches to drive impact, and returns, at scale.
Jean is the founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite. Over the last 17 years, she has worked with partners to lead the incubation and start-up of several global initiatives, including: The Elders, The B Team, The Carbon War Room, Ocean Unite, The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator, 100% Human at Work, The Virgin Unite Constellation and The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. She also played a key role in the incubation of many other initiatives such as The Audacious Project, The Africa Donor Collective and The New Now. Jean will keynote the Summit breakfast on June 14th.
Jean has helped corporations put the wellbeing of people and the planet at their core, including working with more than 25 Virgin businesses across 15 industries to help embed purpose in all they do. Jean also served as a Partner in the Virgin Group leading their people strategy. She was the joint CEO of Virgin Mobile in Australia prior to starting Virgin Unite.
The Sorenson Impact Summit also announced an array of additional speakers, including:
- Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO
- Liesel Pritzker-Simmons, Founder of Blue Haven Initiative
- Kelly Nowlin, Board Member of Surdna Foundation and the National Council on Family Philanthropy
- Aniyia Williams, Principal of Responsible Technology, Omidyar Network
- Andrew Lee, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, UBS
- Christy Richardson, CIO of Sobrato Organization
“Summit attendees will learn, share and connect about the future of inclusion and impact investing,” said Sorenson Impact Center CEO Geoff Davis. “Whether you’ve been in the impact investing industry for years or if you are new and looking for new approaches and opportunities, speakers will include impact investing pioneers and leaders in the field. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to gather actionable knowledge and make new connections that can lead to fruitful partnerships post-conference.”