Upcoming Conferences

Rosemont Ethics Symposium | April 25, 2014 | Register

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | The Rotwitt Theater of McShain Performing Arts Center

Raising the Stakes: new directions in business leadership

Join two successful entrepreneurs in exploring what it means to be a conscious business leader in the 21st century. The Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility’s symposium on ethics in leadership will engage and inspire you to achieve a positive impact on your business and community. There is no registration fee. Light refreshments will be provided.



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Tom Gardner is a frequently sought-after investment expert, commentator, educator, and co-founded The Motley Fool in 1993 with his brother, David, and now serves as Chief Executive Officer. Tom is the chairman of the market-beating Motley Fool Hidden Gems small-cap investment service and co-advisor with his brother of the market-thumping general equity service, Motley Fool Stock Advisor. He and David have co-authored several New York Times best-selling books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide, You Have More Than You Think: The Motley Fool Guide to Investing What You Have, The Motley Fool Investment Workbook, and most recently, Million Dollar Portfolio: How to Build and Grow a Panic-Proof Investment Portfolio. Tom has testified on behalf of individual investors before the U.S. Senate, calling for greater transparency in the financial services industry. Tom graduated with an honor's degree in English from Brown University in 1990.



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Judy Wicks, founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café, is an entrepreneur, activist, and author.

Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, activist and author working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy. Her memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in March 2013. Judy is founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café known for its leadership in the local food movement, as well as community building and environmental stewardship.

She founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities.  In 2009, Judy sold the White Dog through a unique agreement that preserves local, independent ownership and maintains sustainable business practices, including buying from local farmers and fair trade purveyors, composting and using renewable energy.