Social Impact Career
Virtual Summit

Learn from 40+ Social Impact Leaders Sharing Their Best Strategies & Advice for Growing a Career That Makes a Positive Impact in the World!

Become a Be Social Change Member to Gain FREE Access to All the Summit Recordings to Watch At Your Convenience!

What You’ll Learn


An in-depth understanding of the types of roles and career paths you can pursue in the social impact space


Strategies on how to channel your passions, talents, and skills to create a career that makes a difference in the world


Clarity on what nonprofits and socially-conscious companies are looking for in job candidates


Tips on what you need to have in your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile


Advice on exploring new career options, searching for jobs, and tapping into the hidden job market

How the Virtual Summit Works:

The Social Impact Career Virtual Summit is a FREE online event providing you with the key insights for growing a career in a B Corp, Social Enterprise, or Nonprofit; in CSR, Sustainability, and Impact Investing; or as a Consultant, Freelancer or Social Entrepreneur.

After registration, you'll receive an email with everything you need for getting the most out of the virtual event.

When the summit begins on October 15th, you'll receive an email each day with a link to access all the interviews for that day.

All interview recordings will be available until midnight, October 18th.

If you can't make all the sessions, no worries! After you get your free ticket, we will provide an option to access all the summit recordings to watch at your own convenience!

Day 1 – October 15th (7:00pm EST)Facebook Live Kick-Off Event: Summit Overview + Live Career Coaching Q&A with Marcos Salazar, CEO of Be Social Change

Marcos Salazar

CEO, Be Social Change
Join your virtual summit host, Marcos Salazar, for a Facebook Live Summit Kickoff where he will share an overview and helpful tips for making the most out of the virtual summit as well as insights, advice, and themes that emerged from speaking with 40+ social impact leaders.

Marcos will then answer your burning career and job search questions live (you will also have an opportunity to submit questions after signing up for the summit)!

Summit Schedule + Speakers

Day 1For-Profit Careers: Using Business as a Force For Good

Jean de Barrau

Regenerative Agriculture Director, Danone

Shahla Naimi

Program Manager, Grow with Google for Education

Dana Rosenberg

Director, KIND Movement, KIND Snacks

Andy Fyfe

Growth Senior Manager, B Corp

Aaron Hurst

Co-Founder & CEO, Imperative

Elizabeth Maxwell

Senior Product Manager, SOCAP

Eli Malinsky

Associate Director of Business & Society Program, Aspen Institute

Eban Goodstein

Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Bard College

Jen-Ai Notman

Head of Social Impact, Leesa Sleep

Michelle Shen

Marketing Manager, UPS

Emily Chong

Co-Founder, NationSwell Studio

James Bloemendal

Product Manager, B Work

Whitney Heaps

Director of People Operations, Unreasonable

Benjamin Overton

Partnerships Manager, Yunus Social Business

Day 2Nonprofit Careers: Working to Solve the Most Pressing Social and Environmental Problems

Sam Arpino

Talent & Culture Manager, DoSomething

Dean Haddock

Managing Director, Digital & Technical Innovation, StoryCorps

Jordan Hunter

People & Culture Manager, charity: water

Marci Alboher

VP of Strategic Communications, Encore

Susie Harrison

Head of Strategic Relationships, Pencils of Promise

Katherine Lynch

Senior Manager, Kiva

Julieta Mendez

Director of Programs, Foundation Center

Surabhi Lal

Head of Program Development & Learning, Director of Career Services, NYU Wagner

Lindsay Firestone Gruber

President & CEO, Taproot Foundation

Kate Dobie

National Event Sponsorship Sales, NPR

Jamie Smith

Executive Director, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Lauren Chasanoff

Senior Manager, Marketing, Common Impact

Kate Hayes

Director for Catalyze Ecosystem, Echoing Green

Vanessa Kirby

Talent Lead,

Shireen Idroos

Executive Director, Centre for Social Innovation

Alexis Perrotta

Editor and Writer, Idealist Careers

Lakimja Mattocks

Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships & Learning, Support Center for Nonprofit Management

Lucas Turner

Community Engagement Manager of the East Coast, buildOn

Danielle Carruthers

Content Animator, +Acumen

Day 4Entrepreneurial Careers: Working as a Social Entrepreneur, Impact Consultant, Freelancer, and Creative Social Impact Career Pathways

Alden Wicker

Journalist & Blogger, Founder, EcoCult

Ralston Vaz

Co-Founder and Strategic Brand Designer, Thinkory

Jamie Caroccio

Co-Founder & Copy Strategist, HiSpire

Susan McPherson

Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies

Brenton Gieser

Photographer and Filmmaker, Brenton Gieser Photography

Catherine Gieser

Freelance Brand Builder & Content Creator / Event Producer, Real Food Real Stories

Michelle Pomeroy

Director, Videographer, Editor, & Founder, BellyFire Productions

Tammy Tibbetts

Co-Founder & CEO, She’s the First

Jordyn Lexton

Founder & CEO, Drive Change

Lara Galinsky

Leadership & Purpose Coach, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Future Laboratories

Kristina Drury

Founder and Creative Director, TYTHEdesign

What People Are Saying

When I made the transition from the corporate sector to the nonprofit world six years ago, forging my path alone was challenging. Be Social Change was the community I needed – and wish I’d had – during that time. I greatly enjoy being part of a movement of people making and BEING the change we want to see in the world. Connecting with members of this group of difference makers, collaborators, thought leaders and agents of change meaningful both personally and professionally. I can’t wait to see where things grow! Leah Burke

Northeast Regional Director, MedShare

I knew I was interested in “social entrepreneurship” and wanted to explore other opportunities to make a positive social impact through my work. Be Social Change continues to be where I go to to learn about opportunities to engage in meaningful work and has been a valuable resource and support to me during a critical and difficult time of transition. Thanks to Be Social Change, I have been able to quickly build a network of socially-minded people in NYC, a sense of community, and reignite my greater sense of purpose. Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin

Board Member, Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project

Become a Be Social Change Member to Gain FREE Access to All the Summit Recordings to Watch At Your Convenience!

Meet Your Summit Host

Marcos Salazar

CEO, Be Social Change

Marcos Salazar is a social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them find and do purposeful work, connect with like-minded people, and lead sustainable lifestyles. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, nonprofit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as CEO of Be Social Change where he’s built the largest social impact community in New York City.

Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at



What is a virtual summit?

Think of a virtual summit as an online conference with expert speakers sharing their insights and advice on a particular topic.

The Social Impact Career Virtual Summit brings together 40+ leaders sharing their best advice and strategies for growing a career in the social impact space.


Where is the Social Impact Career Virtual Summit taking place?

It’s held online. This means you can attend the summit wherever you are from your desktop, laptop, mobile, or tablet when you become a Be Social ChangeMember here.


Will I get notified when the summit is live?

Absolutely! Register for the summit and each day you’ll receive an email with a private link where you can access all the interviews for that day.

What if I can't make it to all the sessions on October 15th-18th?

If you don’t think you will be able to make all the sessions when they are live October 15th – 18th, get full access to all the summit recordings by becoming a Be Social Change Member and learn from our speakers on your own timeline from anywhere in the world.

You can become a Be Social Change Member after registering for the summit.


If it's free to view the summit, why should I become a Be Social Change Member?

You can watch all the sessions for free from Oct 15th – 18th. However, if you want to be sure you’re not missing out on any of the expert strategies, tips, and advice that comes from the Social Impact Career Virtual Summit, become a Be Social Change Member and get all the video and audio recordings to watch whenever is best for you!

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