Elevating Impact Summit 2016

Written by Megan Burns

Joy Alise Davis was one of the speakers for the SOLD OUT event Elevating Impact Summit on February 5, 2016. She joined a group of pragmatic, creative people who are designing new solutions to pressing social and environmental issues and creating value for their companies, communities, and society at large. These social entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make a difference while changing how business is done. Impact Entrepreneurs' Elevating Impact Summit celebrated and shared new approaches to generating social and environmental impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.

The full day program included a social innovation PitchFest; candid keynotes with renowned social entrepreneurs; diverse perspectives on funding for social impact; how an intrapreneurial company is partnering with employers to lower national recidivism; a look at the power of zip codes vs. genetic codes in lifelong health, and an exploration of the often untold risks, failures, and first steps to creating social change.