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WIN with Business and Surgeon’s General Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Jaime Wesolowski
15:14
Thanks for presenting this opportunity!!!
Somava Saha
16:11
Should we wish to acknowledge the land you are on: https://native-land.ca/
Seth Fritsch (he/him)
17:33
I recognize I'm joining from San Diego, CA - land of the Kumeyaay people.
Ella D. Auchincloss
21:51
This is a gorgeous poem, Karen! Thank you for sharing it.
Ray Lewis
22:08
Ray Lewis, I am on the ancestral homelands of the Dakota and Anishinaabe. Indigenous people have a long-standing history and connection to the land since time immemorial, and are the original stewards of lands and waters. Many American Indians were forcibly exiled from their lands because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism and U.S. Governmental policies, but they persevered. We make this acknowledgement to honor the Dakota and Anishinaabe people, ancestors and descendants, as well as the land itself.
stacywegley
22:23
Beautiful- thank you to the artist Dawna Markova and Karen for sharing with us.
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
45:22
You got it!
Ray Lewis
49:06
My GF is a RN working the night shift at a nursing home with a Covid outbreak. The Director of Nursing came in this morning to tell one of the pregnant nurses that her test last Tuesday was positive. I also learned this morning that the CEO of Stanford Health, which operates the nursing home, has recovered from Covid and refuses to wear a mask. Can organizational leadership be pressured to set a good example for the public?
Somava Saha
50:22
This is such an important question, @Ray--thank you for raising it and sharing the experience of your household in this pandemic.
Somava Saha
51:11
I invite anyone on the panel or breakout (or just on the call) to answer questions in the chat
Somava Saha
54:57
A link to the full agenda and all the bios of all the speakers
Somava Saha
55:03
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KWOSaa2GCbx3x2Hm-toNWb3tdO9bzv0RbMO3PTlXhGs/edit?usp=sharing
Somava Saha
57:13
About Busboys and Poets: https://www.busboysandpoets.com/about/
Somava Saha
57:55
CEO Blueprint on Racial Equity: https://www.policylink.org/resources-tools/ceo-blueprint-for-racial-equity
Somava Saha
01:01:10
These resources and case studies will all be part of the WIN with Business briefs website and collection.
Karen Moseley
01:01:28
Great question, @Ray Lewis. I continue to be amazed when leaders behave in ways that contradict science. We've seen multiple examples of politicians being called out by news media when they are on camera not "walking the talk". There is so much evidence that points to the importance of leadership support to employee well-being. Leaders also tend to follow and listen to other leaders. Your example points to the importance of business partnering with public health leadership to be the example. I'm so sorry that this is impacting you in such a real and personal way.
Somava Saha
01:05:14
What are some pearls/insights you are taking from hearing this conversation?
lauraputnam
01:06:44
“We can either rise together or fall together.” We have an opportunity to reframe how health and corporate wellness is typically positioned. Moves the conversation from health and wellness = a personal matter to one that is a collective one.
Kirsten Meisinger
01:07:15
We have a lot of work to do but how joyful that we are having more honest national conversations than in my lifetime.
lauraputnam
01:07:26
I also love that Andy Shallal conducts the trainings himself. What a powerful message to the organization!
Karen Moseley
01:07:28
Yes @lauraputnam. Collective well-being = organizational immunity?
lauraputnam
01:07:57
Interesting, @Karen Moseley. Yes!
Somava Saha
01:08:17
Love that! Keep 'em coming!
Jessica Grossmeier
01:10:18
The Surgeon General’s comment that business and health do not need to be enemies of one another but rather must partner to advance mutual goals that are a WIN for ALL really resonated with me. I really appreciate his presence in this forum and am looking forward to the release of the report next year.
lauraputnam
01:10:24
Wonder if businesses can choose specific populations to focus on? A lot for one to take on recovering addicts, past incarceration, veterans, etc. Perhaps businesses could team up and distribute across a network of companies?
lauraputnam
01:10:50
Yes, @Jessica Grossmeier. I loved this too.
Somava Saha
01:11:37
Absolutely, @Laura. I think that is what some folks on this call from Methodist Healthcare Ministries is considering. And what Nehemiah Manufacturing did in Cincinnati at scale. They will be on our next call.
stacywegley
01:11:53
Wonderfully insightful conversation! I have to jump to another meeting and look forward to watching back the rest of the conversation. Thanks to all!
lauraputnam
01:11:54
Thanks, @Somava Saha.
Somava Saha
01:13:01
Here is how REDF invests in companies that wish to transform their business into a social enterprise: https://redf.org/
lauraputnam
01:13:10
“Businesses can create environments and cultures so that people thrive when they get there.” Love this.
Jessica Grossmeier
01:13:19
Thanks @Soma!
Larry McEvoy
01:13:35
Barry Johnson has a great book out based on his work with polarities (both-and thinking). It’s called, And…., and it’s specifically tailored to the kind of complementary coalitions that are emerging on the ground and in this conversation.
Jennifer Fassbender (she/her)- Reinvestment Fund
01:14:22
Investment of companies in Pay for Success type models is another way to create employment models with populations that were historically considered more risky. https://www.reinvestment.com/initiatives/pay-for-success/
nppronk
01:16:13
Since 1980, there has been an uninterrupted increase in economic inequality. This has negatively impacted the political influence of the disadvantaged, and economic growth itself. In 2000, a Science article noted that health and wealth interact in a mutually reinforcing manner. However, today, the bottom 50% of Americans own as much wealth as 3 men at the top of the wealth ladder. What implications does this have for business and for society to prosper? What implications does this hold for health and well-being for society and does it change the nature of the relationship between health and wealth (may it no longer be mutually reinforcing)?
Denise Giambalvo
01:16:16
In an organization such as CVS, providing tools for the midline manager to develop these people is critical.
Mabel Sodeinde
01:16:40
Wanted to contribute this awesome resource to this conversation about bridging racial wealth divide and businesses being proactive in general: https://inequality.org/great-divide/ten-solutions-bridge-racial-wealth-divide/
lauraputnam
01:16:42
I think that it’s not just establishing the biz case for wellbeing of workforce and community, but who’s accountable for making this happen. Senior leaders, certainly, but also managers on all levels.
Mabel Sodeinde
01:16:48
https://hbr.org/2020/06/the-10-commitments-companies-must-make-to-advance-racial-justice
Karen Moseley
01:18:23
yes @Andy Shallal, and there are many peer-reviewed articles that connect the dots between high-performing organizations with healthy cultures and shareholder value. Connecting the dots and demonstrating that taking care of stakeholders also benefits shareholders.
Mabel Sodeinde
01:19:10
Changing organizational culture and business culture requires looking beyond just diversity and inclusion policies we have to be willing to look at populations that are often left out of the conversation, this includes incarcerated populations
Somava Saha
01:22:26
The school to prison and mass incarceration pipeline is a system. To divert it into a pipeline of opportunity, we need to be intentional in building a system, from wraparound supports to build readiness for the workplace to organizational culture and investors who support that mission and prioritize it.
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
01:22:27
@lauraputnam - agreed accountability is the key and tying performance incentives at all levels of management, from middle management to execs and board members
lauraputnam
01:23:26
@Mahlet - what’s a meaningful way to do this?
Vinu
01:23:46
Yes, I love the HBR article @Mabel shared, and @Andy's culture point is so, so vital - services and supports are important of course but they aren't a substitute for feeling valued.
lauraputnam
01:24:17
@Soma - to your point - high school where I taught was enclosed in a fence. Powerful message to the students within.
Ray Lewis
01:24:24
self determination of stakeholders with their healthcare shouldn’t be limited to Alaskan natives; how are other systems redesigning by focusing on user experience?
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
01:24:24
@Mabel Sodeinde - thank you for sharing the 10 Commitments piece, it’s what motivated me to this work and overlaps with the Blueprint (the author is the founder of FSG one of the authors of the Blueprint).
Somava Saha
01:25:18
Southcentral Foundation demonstrated to the world that when people with lived experience take over and redesign the system (including Katherine Gottlieb who went from receptionist to CEO in 4 years), they achieve breathtaking outcomes - 75% improvement in outcomes with a workforce that is 97% Alaska Native with employee supports around addressing trauma, mental health in workforce, customer-owners and the community together
Somava Saha
01:25:32
They are the only health care organization that has won the Baldridge award twice
Somava Saha
01:25:39
https://www.southcentralfoundation.com/about-us/history-2/
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
01:25:49
@lauraputnam - incorporate it into the same performance review processes, bonus & equity structures as all other business objectives. The missing focus for companies is that they do not consider this work a business objective on the same footing with all their other activities and that’s the missed opportunity for business
Karen Moseley
01:26:59
agree @Mahlet Getachew. and would add that adding to organizational reports, like sustainability, will add to public oversight and accountability.
Carla Javits
01:27:03
Ray this is an initiative wholly dedicated to lifting the user experience: https://www.fundforsharedinsight.org/listen4good/
Vinu
01:27:03
I also think we have to consider the broader role of corporations (parallel to how we talk about anchor institution strategies for health care systems and hospitals). For example, corporations should cease their disproportionate targeting of BIPOC in marketing of unhealthy products (including tobacco and sugar sweetened beverages), channel their massive profits and lobbying resources in ways that align with their statements around black lives matter and serving all their stakeholders, etc. There is also a limit to how much can be done voluntarily, and I think there is an important role for government policy - to both incentivize and regulate
lauraputnam
01:27:41
Thank you, @Mahlet. This is great. BCBSND is starting to do this. All managers and leaders have been called upon to set a personal goal for themselves in the area of health and wellbeing. Part of their corporate scorecard.
Somava Saha
01:27:45
Love that, Vinu!
Somava Saha
01:28:06
And agree!
Brian Rahmer
01:29:30
For the business community and corporate actors to be influential stewards of more equitable economic democracy, and thus well-being, we need to confront the central problem of power. Worker power and control over their own destiny has been decimated while productivity has increased, workers' share of the wealth generated by that productivity has faltered over the past forty years. Now, we see movements around worker-ownership, cooperatives, ESOPs, etc. trying to fill the void in this space. What role does the business/corporate community have in acknowledging and rectifying this power differential while working to improve economic democracy for impacting health and well-being?
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
01:29:41
Yes, agreed @Vinu and @Karen on each of your points. What businesses do is just a complement to good public policy (and hopefully lessens the headwinds we face from corporations fighting against the public policy we need).
Hanna Sherman
01:32:17
Thank you, @Katherine Gottlieb. I love how SCF puts relationships at the center and leverages real connection to build practices that foster thriving and sustainability.
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
01:33:19
YES, @Brian Rahmer! The governance structure of a business is SO important and there are clearly some structures that are historically detrimental to society and others like ESOPs that are powerful for worker and overall societal well-being. We have to acknowledge all the corporate structures and profile and lift up the ones that work the best and show how other structures can be reformed or reimagined.
Somava Saha
01:33:39
https://www.civicalliance.com/
Margaret Rehayem
01:33:52
I have loved both the panel dialogue as well as what's been shared in the chat - appreciate the resource links! Thank you!
Carla Javits
01:34:12
Some great data here from a major foundation initiative on the benefits to companies that invest in their front line workforce: http://iwer.mit.edu/research-resources/good-companies-good-jobs/hitachi-foundation-resources/pioneer-employer-initiative/
Somava Saha
01:34:52
Thank you so much, Margaret--the leadership of the National Alliance in WIN with Business has been so instrumental.
Margaret Rehayem
01:35:35
@Somava - SO GLAD we are a part of this!
Natalie Tran
01:36:21
Hi everyone! Check us out https://www.civicalliance.com/
Somava Saha
01:36:35
Without civic engagement, we cannot be a nation of the people, by the people, for the people and cannot change the underlying conditions for those suffering from racial justice and other inequities or the incentives for business to move this.
Somava Saha
01:36:53
The chat has been on fire! Thank you all for the fantastic engagement!
Andy Shallal
01:37:13
Check out @andyshallal and @busboysandpoets www.busboysandpoets.com
Somava Saha
01:37:41
I wouldn't dare =)
Jennifer Fassbender (she/her)- Reinvestment Fund
01:38:51
@MahletGetachew send us all an invite!
Jessica Grossmeier
01:39:43
Per Surgeon General’s comment that we need research linking investment in people to financial business outcomes. Here’s a study HERO published linking investment in employee health and well-being to stock performance. https://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2016/01000/Linking_Workplace_Health_Promotion_Best_Practices.4.aspx
Jennifer Fassbender (she/her)- Reinvestment Fund
01:40:35
Looking forward to sharing the report when it comes out! Glad Reinvestment Fund could contribute.
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
01:41:02
@Jennifer Fassbender - I will (and hope @soma will share the attendee list with me ;) We are convening workshops after the new year to continue pressure-testing the blueprint, developing it further and uplifting stories of success.
Somava Saha
01:41:15
The WIN with Business briefs help to synthesize these examples in practical ways--and we look forward to lifting up all of your work and continuing to partner and strengthen all of your collective efforts as part of our contribution to the broader movement for well-being and equity in the world.
Larry McEvoy
01:44:25
Also would love the attendee list! Too many fascinating and generative people to track just by chat!
Susan Witkowski
01:44:51
amazing
Larry McEvoy
01:44:55
Thank you panelists!
Lena Hatchett
01:45:00
Thanks so much
Denise Giambalvo
01:45:11
Thank you!
Hanna Sherman
01:45:12
This has been such a deeply inspiring conversation! Thank you everyone! I have to go and will miss the rest of the afternoon. I look forward to what’s next!
Kimberly iPhone
01:45:13
Thank you! Such a great dialogue
saraivey
01:45:13
Thank you everyone.
Marie Stewman, SCF
01:45:16
Thank you so much for all the amazing panelists!
Jennifer Pitts
01:45:16
Thank you thank you everyone!
Andy Shallal
01:45:20
Thank you!
Marta Kuperwasser
01:45:22
Thank you. This was wonderful!!
Lori Warren
01:45:23
beyond inspired!
Fany Flores Maldonado
01:45:31
Thank you!
Sandy Doughton
01:45:36
Thank you!
lauraputnam
01:45:48
Thank you!
Kirsten Meisinger
01:45:49
this our time!
Natalie Tran
01:45:54
Thank you everyone!
Surgeon General Jerome Adams
01:46:06
Thanks for letting me moderate, and thanks for letting me serve as YOUR Surgeon General! And wear a mask and get your flu shot!
Seth Fritsch (he/him)
01:46:19
We
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
01:46:43
Thank you!
Seth Fritsch (he/him)
01:46:49
We'll see you back here at 1:43 EST!
Jessica Grossmeier
02:02:59
These are terrific! Can’t wait to start sharing these Briefs!
Anne Ekedahl De Biasi
02:05:50
The briefs are so comprehensive, practical and actionable!
saraivey
02:05:53
We at Community Commons are so honored to be a part of this work
Somava Saha
02:06:03
Everyone who attended today will be on the primary mailing as the briefs get released. You are seeing a pre-release version today. =)
Lori Thomas
02:06:30
These are great! Kudos to all involved.
Sandy Doughton
02:06:31
Awesome! Thank you!
Somava Saha
02:06:35
They are also written at a 9th grade reading level, which is part of our commitment to both clarity of language and reach to businesses of all kinds.
Mabel Sodeinde
02:07:14
Great work @Christy Lano and everyone involved in this process
Somava Saha
02:07:43
These were truly a collaboration among so many people. Each contributor is acknowledged in the briefs they contributed to.
saraivey
02:08:14
For those of you who may not be familiar with Community Commons, please visit us at https://www.communitycommons.org/ . It lifts us stories, resources and tools for change-makers working to create healthy, equitable, sustainable communities.
Karen Moseley
02:08:38
i think Food maybe has moved to Group 5?
Somava Saha
02:09:34
You are right, Karen!
Bobby Milstein
02:10:01
Marvelous work and a true team effort! Can you share any insights based on co-designing them with business leaders and/or hearing their early feedback? How have they evolved to into the current form with input from the intended readers?
Bobby Milstein
02:11:26
Applause applause for your commitment to practical value!
Keylynne Matos-Cunningham
02:11:33
Thank you Fany!!
Karen Moseley
02:12:14
Is there a Google docs link that you want us to use to capture key insights?
Keylynne Matos-Cunningham
02:13:00
Shared notes -https://docs.google.com/document/d/13tHm0D0hMCKIhGGZU6Wo7P7WmjAQ9Mk398o8cYeJDEU/edit?usp=sharing
Jessica Grossmeier
02:58:58
Wow, that 45 minute breakout went by REALLY fast!
Somava Saha
02:59:16
It sure did
Somava Saha
03:00:06
Please add your reflections and insights here and speak them
Somava Saha
03:01:33
The WE WIN Together Racial Justice Community creates space for people (across sectors) who want to work on personal transformation and organizational transformation. https://winnetwork.org/communities-1
Sandra Martinez
03:02:06
Mahlet was a wonderful facilitator!
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
03:02:28
So much great feedback and learning for me. Here’s just one of the wonderful gem’s that I will take with me: we need a model for Equitable Leadership too, along with blueprints for companies. Thank you @Mabel for that perspective.
Ryan
03:03:33
The change needs to start with us, as leaders, as role models, parents, as friends as members of our community.
lauraputnam
03:03:50
One way I could take action is to create talking points for internal leadership training programs.
Lena Hatchett
03:03:51
+1 Ryan
Denise Giambalvo
03:04:25
It's important to listen to everyone in the community and include them in the solution.
Mabel Sodeinde
03:04:31
Thank you @Mahlet, it is a collective of the work Soma and a team of others at We in the World are doing.
Anne Ekedahl De Biasi
03:04:37
Bright spots are really helpful to businesses - showing them how to take action
lauraputnam
03:04:45
I think it’s helpful to think about organizations that are role models - but also leaders and managers within these who can serve as role models and examples.
Larry McEvoy
03:04:46
“Convene participation everywhere…”
Lena Hatchett
03:05:09
naming systemic racism and whiteness
Tim Barr (he/him)
03:05:14
Housing and transportation are very much interwoven (like all the vital conditions) and need to be examined/explored together
Jessica Grossmeier
03:05:17
+1 Kirsten - I was just going to type this from our breakout!
Ray Lewis
03:06:29
racism is the key issue across the week; we need to teach people to be effective anti-racist
Tim Barr (he/him)
03:06:46
Like others, I'm so thankful for the briefs for their distillation of complex topics into concrete and inspiring models and resources for further action
Mabel Sodeinde
03:07:00
+1 Ray it is just as interpersonal as it is organizational
Jennifer Fassbender (she/her)- Reinvestment Fund
03:07:19
At Reinvestment Fund, we will be working with cities in New Jersey to encourage state level programs as a vehicle to fund work through business investment and tax credits directed towards neighborhood improvements driven from residents and rooted in equity. www.BHECnj.org based off www.investhealth.org
Mabel Sodeinde
03:08:00
I hope these conversations will continue within your communities and leadership as well.
Anne Ekedahl De Biasi
03:08:08
+1 Vinu - persuasion and convincing to restructure culture and power dynamics!
Mabel Sodeinde
03:08:15
+1Vinu
lauraputnam
03:08:28
Senior leaders set the tone and create policies - managers are the key “permission givers”
Anne Ekedahl De Biasi
03:08:52
I hope the briefs can convince some business leaders!
Marta Kuperwasser
03:09:16
@jennifer - this sounds very exciting, would love to know more - about this thoughtful funding and how to think outside the box
Jennifer Pitts
03:10:10
@Marta - we will be in touch :)
Sandra Martinez
03:10:55
Thank you for leading us on this journey, Jaime!
Jennifer Pitts
03:11:48
@Denise - thank you so much for all your contributions throughout this process!!!
Keylynne Matos-Cunningham
03:12:21
Padlet - https://padlet.com/weintheworld/WINwithBusiness
Somava Saha
03:12:29
WE WIN Together Racial Justice Community: https://winnetwork.org/communities-1
Jaime Wesolowski
03:13:21
It's exciting and overdue!
Somava Saha
03:13:57
Thank you so much to all of you for being here. We invite you to take a minute to complete the evaluation: https://padlet.com/weintheworld/WINwithBusiness
saraivey
03:14:09
Thank you all for the enlivening conversation today and throughout this week. Gratitude toward the WE in the World team for all the behind the scenes work to pull this off. Thanks all!
Kirsten Meisinger
03:14:18
stay safe everyone!
Lori Thomas
03:14:24
Thank you!
Brian Rahmer
03:14:33
Be well and take care everyone.
Michelle Brodesky (she/her)
03:14:34
Thank you all - such powerful work.
Larry McEvoy
03:14:34
Thank you all….May your efforts invite and multiply many.
Mahlet Getachew (she/her/hers)
03:14:36
Thank you WIN Network Team!
lauraputnam
03:14:37
Thank you!
Jennifer Fassbender (she/her)- Reinvestment Fund
03:14:39
stay well