Social Innovation: Corporate Social Responsiveness in Action

Silicon Valley Innovation Institute

Silicon Valley Innovation Institute Upcoming Program:
Social Innovation—CSR in Action

Wednesday, October 1st, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Guest Speakers:

Rossella Derickson and Krista Henley,
Corporate-Wisdom and CSR in Action
with Cecily Joseph, Symantec

This inspiring feature presentation will guide us to integrate Corporate Social Responsiveness (CSR) into the fabric of our work and our organizations. The guest speakers, authors Rossella Derickson and Krista Henley, will ask us to think out of the box about our products and services, to find ways to become responsive local and global citizens.

Studies show that professionals are more engaged at work when involved in purpose-driven initiatives that connect product and service to the greater needs of society. This engagement translates to our competitive advantage, inspiring us and driving solutions to global problems. This session will offer inspiration from Silicon Valley leaders, from the collaborative book and consulting practice, CSR in Action. One of those Silicon Valley leaders, Cecily Joseph, will share with us her corporate journey to create Symantec’s successful CSR initiative.

This program is sure to help you shape your own thinking about how to be an awakened and socially responsive professional and leader. For some resources, you may want to visit the Creative Sage Social Entrepreneurship Squidoo Lens.

Program Schedule:

6:00 Networking
6:45 Community Buffet Dinner
7:30 Feature Presentation
8:30 Showing Up in support of Innovation
9:30 Closing

Event fee – $30. Pay at the meeting or use PayPal:

Drinks are available on a no-host basis.


Bay Cafe, Bayshore Ballroom
1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

Driving Directions: Take Embarcadero East, drive past Ming’s, turn left into the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; from the parking lot, walk up the wide path toward the golf course buildings; the restaurant will be on the right.
Restaurant direct phone: 650-856-0999

Please be sure to RSVP to:
Need to reach us at the last minute? Call 415-307-0645.

SVII “First Wednesday” — Upcoming Programs:

November 5:
“How can Visual Thinking Aid Innovation?” — Guest Speaker: Robert Horn, Stanford University

December 3:

“Accent on Execution” — Guest Speaker: Kimberly Wiefling, Wiefling Consulting

Watch here for updates on future programs and link updates! Please feel free to comment about what types of creativity and innovation related programs YOU would like to attend at the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute—we want to hear from you.

Back to the blog front page…

Return to the Creative Sage Home Page


  1. Posted October 31, 2008 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    One of the best quotes I’ve heard about Leadership is rather humorous… Elaine Agather: The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.

  2. Posted October 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    The effect depends on the setting: who tells the story, who listens, where they are, why they are there, and when. ,

2 Trackbacks

  1. By Leadership on October 31, 2008 at 10:00 am


    One of the best quotes I\’ve heard about Leadership is rather humorous… Elaine Agather: The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it….

  2. By affiliate marketing on October 31, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    affiliate marketing…

    I liked the post. I’m going to stay on top of your blog….

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *