Wednesday, February 26, 2014

First Ever Seattle Society for International Development Happy Hour!!

Due to popular demand, the Seattle chapter of SID wants to set aside time for meeting and networking with all those interested in international development! Next month we'll change our normal meeting to focus exclusively on spending time with all of the amazing and interesting people who always come to SightLife as we continue to help connect people across sectors. 

Therefore, our March 10th meeting will be held at Paddy Coyne's, an Irish bar near SightLife, from 6.30-8.30pm. Usually we all leave our SID meetings marveling at the cool people we just met and would love to get to know more, so this is our chance to dedicate some time to what makes SID such a welcomed organization: its people.

We are all very excited to see you in a few weeks and look forward to the opportunity to spend some time getting to know this truly inspirational community of development practitioners in a setting quintessential for people working in the developing world: an Irish pub!

Let us know if you have any questions and we will see you on Monday, March 10th!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chapter Meeting February 10th: Cate Goethals

6:30 - 8pm at Sightlife (221 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109).

Our speaker is Cate Goethals, adjunct professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She will be talking about business principles, and women's leadership and empowerment as a solutions to poverty. 

Cate Goethals' Bio:

Passionate about the power of women and business to make the world a better place, Cate Goethals is the founder/director of three global programs. “Half the Sky” Women’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship inspires undergraduates to make a difference through meetings with dynamic leaders and role models all over India. The MBA Global Consulting Program is a win-win initiative that pairs teams of MBAs with the grassroots managers of the Self-Employed Women’s Association, helping them to scale their collective businesses. The students are able to expand their skills, SEWA obtains high-level strategy advice. The Woman to Woman program connects U.S. professionals with grassroots business professionals in India for mentorship relationships.

Consultant and a longtime adjunct professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, Cate has served as an MBA Leadership Coach and created more than a dozen classes focused on women’s leadership, culture and communications, international business and, most recently, global health and development. Cate’s “Women at the Top” course was named as one of the 10 Most 
Innovative MBA courses of 2010 by Forbes. Cate also redesigned and led the MBA Global Business Forum for four years, hosting dozens of sessions on commerce around the globe and bringing together MBA students and more than 200 global business leaders. A significant focus of the forum was the intersection of business and global development.

An award-winning writer and teacher, Cate holds two passports and has worked in five countries. In the U.S., Cate’s clients have included Boeing, Microsoft and Russell Investments. In the UK, she directed the Economy of the Imagination and Music and Technology programs for the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), where she is a Fellow. Among other community work, she chairs the Advisory Board for ICONLeaders, an organization connecting the high-level skills of graduate students and professionals in the U.S. with projects in Panama and other countries. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Collective Changes, a vast global network of women mentors.