The 2011 Power of Partnering Conference
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
DIANA RIVENBURGH SPEAKS AT THE GWBC POWER OF PARTNERING ANNUAL CONFERENCE
(Atlanta, GA) – The 2011 Power of Partnering conference is staged for the benefit of the over 900 women business enterprises (WBEs) comprising the Georgia Women's Business Council (GWBC). The conference is a key part of the GWBC's commitment to the success of women's businesses in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. According to the most recent American Express Open State of Women's Business Report, Georgia ranked #1 for the fastest growing number of women businesses in the USA. The efforts of the GWBC, including this conference, have been one factor in that remarkable achievement--all the more impressive in these challenging economic times.
The GWBC identified sustainability as one of the key drivers for success in today's business climate. And when the topic is integrating sustainability for business growth, Strategic Imperatives is widely recognized as the 'go-to' organization. Strategic Imperatives’ Diana Rivenburgh was, therefore, invited to join the panel on Sustainability: Find Your Capacity to Endure. In her presentation, “Sustainability Transforms Business: How Does Your Company Add Sustainable Value?”she provided proven methods for reinventing their businesses, engaging employees and creating sustainable growth strategies. Quoting Rivenburgh, “Integrating sustainability into the supply chain is a key imperative for large corporations. As part of the supply chain, women-owned businesses can provide innovative solutions to these corporations.” The entertaining and engaging presentation was illustrated with stories from real-life experiences with her top clients, such as the Danish pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk. Rivenburgh closed her comments with a call to action by quoting Ray Anderson's 1994 challenge to his company, Interface, "Unless somebody leads, nobody will. Why not us?"