#SFTech4Good — Oct. 30th: Blockchain for Good and Nov. 12th: CX for Social Impact

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Hi, all! I've been grinding away with the I Look Like an Investor (ILLI) series hosted by Maci Peterson Philitas, the CEO and co-founder of On Second Thought.

If you missed last month's newsletter, the mission of ILLI is to empower everyday black women to make ordinary investments that can have an extraordinary impact on their finances and communities. We bring together power-brokers and rising stars who are aligned on the topic of economic empowerment for black women.

The most recent event was in NYC last night at LinkedIn's office in midtown Manhattan. It was an amazing fireside chat and panel with Lauren Maillian and panel with Diane Henry, Fadzi Makanda, and Jaisa Minor. ILLI will be back in 2020 with more! Keep an eye out by keeping up with On Second Thought on social media.

Now onward to the most important part of this message!

I'm sending this out to let everyone know about the next two SFTech4Good events happening next week and in November!

I'll send out general goings on later.

SFTech4Good Events

Wednesday, October 30th
Blockchain for Good
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT

Join us on October 30th at Slalom for a panel on Blockchain for Good.

The panel will discuss how blockchain is being used for social change. The discussion will touch: accessibility, negative impact on social impact issues, good and bad aspects of deploying blockchain for good, and policy considerations.

There will also be time for questions.

Moderator: Daisy Ozim, Founder of Resilient Wellness and RSA Research Fellow


  • Kyle Graden, Founder & CEO, WitWay
  • Laksh Gandikota, Solution Architect at Slalom
  • Thom Ivy, Commonwealth Labs, Chief of Staff at Commonwealth Labs
  • Xochitl Cazador, Strategy + Operations executive passionate about Social Impact and Blockchain, Celo

Our Host: Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. This event will be proudly co-sponsored by Slalom’s Technology Enablement Practice and Slalom.org in San Francisco. Slalom.org strengthens the communities in which we live and work through positive impact in meaningful ways.

Register or Volunteer

Volunteering is EASY. I'll need help with check-in, keeping refreshments and food stocked and replenished as needed, and a mic runner or two for Q&A.

Also, please help spread the word by giving us a retweet from this link:https://twitter.com/SFTech4Good/status/1184285716471136257! You can also share on Facebook here and LinkedIn here.

Tuesday, November 12th
CX for Social Impact

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Join CXPA SF and SFTech4Good in this unique forum to discuss ways CX and Tech professionals can drive social impact and address societal challenges.

We’ll explore various aspects of utilizing CX to improve your organization's impact with our panel of local experts.

  • Listen to candid perspectives from thought leaders and participants in social impact initiatives.
  • Hear about their success, challenges, and how they continually pursue CX milestones.
  • Understand how CX is leveraged in healthcare, nonprofits, and other industries.

Moderator: Tiffany Apczynski - VP of Public Policy and Social Impact at Zendesk



Help spread the word on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn!

Short but sweet!

Stand by for more goings on with SFTech4Good and beyond in the next few days.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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P.S. Find SFTech4Good on Twitter at @SFTech4Good and follow events in real time using the #SFTech4Good hashtag.