Social Impact

We’re All in this Together: Corporate Social Responsibility

Day 2 Afternoon

Nita Singh Kaushal

Founder, Miss CEO

Nita Singh Kaushal is the Founder of Miss CEO, a company that empowers students and women with world-class leadership training, mentorship, and career exploration opportunities. Since its founding in 2011, Miss CEO has trained over thirty thousand children, young women, and professionals all over the world. Nita is currently a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and an Instructor at Stanford Continuing Studies where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students as well as professional women how to develop leadership skills so they can make meaningful contributions in their careers. Nita also proudly serves on the Girls at the Tech Leadership Council.

Prior to Miss CEO, Nita held senior product management roles at Yahoo! and Intel, served on the Stanford Women’s Community Center Advisory Board, as well as led Yahoo! Women in Tech, a 500+ member organization committed to attracting, developing and retaining more women in technical and executive positions. Nita graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Breakout Panel

Wendy Savage

Director of Supply Chain Social Responsibility & Traceability, Patagonia

Wendy Savage (she/her) is a multifaceted Supply Chain Sustainability and Labor Expert with over 18 years of experience.

In her current role as Director of Supply Chain Social Responsibility & Traceability at Patagonia (@patagonia), Wendy is responsible for the company’s global supply chain compliance and commitment to upholding Patagonia’s Workplace Code of Conduct and Fair Labor Association obligations. She serves on the FLA Board of Directors, leads the company’s Regenerative
Organic Certification initiative, Fair Trade program and its work to eradicate Human Trafficking
in the supply chain through Patagonia’s Migrant Workers Program.

Throughout her career, Wendy has advised a wide variety of industries from Apparel to Food,
Agriculture and Extractives. She has worked on programs based on certifications and initiatives
such as the Fair Labor Association, Responsible Jewelry Council, Business
Social Compliance Initiative, Ethical Trading Initiative, Social Accountability
8000, Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s HIGG Index, and others.

Breakout Panel

Melissa Schiller

Director of Community Relations, National Football League

Melissa Schiller (she/her) is an innovative philanthropic leader in the sports industry. As Director of Community Relations at the @nfl, she leverages the League’s platform to raise awareness, inspire engagement and make an impact throughout communities across the country.  In this role, she oversees the League’s core community relations strategy and national partnerships.  She also leads her team in developing and directing community impact plans and engagement events around the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and NFL Draft each year. 

Outside of her position with the NFL, Melissa serves on the Associate Board of Covenant House New York (@covenanthouseny), Advisory Panel for Beyond Sport (@beyondsport), Pat Tillman Foundation Selection Committee (@pattillmanfnd) and Athletes Fighting Cancer’s Board of Directors.

Breakout Panel

Sona Khosla

Chief Impact Officer, Benevity Inc.

Sona Khosla (she/her) is Chief Impact Officer at Benevity, Inc. (@benevity), the leading provider of global corporate purpose software. At the helm of Benevity Impact Labs, an incubator and resource hub, Sona and her team bring cutting-edge data, research, insights and best practices to help organizations and individuals maximize their impact and authentically live their purpose. Prior to Benevity, Sona spent 15 years marketing disruptive tech-based companies including the world’s second largest independent online payments business and Getty Images where she led a campaign that ranked #2 on Adweek’s Top Stories of the year. 

Now the host of Benevity’s upcoming podcast, Speaking of Purpose, Sona makes guest appearances on shows discussing topics such as building purpose-driven brands, authentic employee and customer engagement, corporate giving trends and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.