John Mackey is one the pioneers of the conscious capitalism movement. As a founder and CEO of Whole Foods, he led several initiatives to ensure equality within the food chain and improving lives of both humans and animals.
“Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world. Conscious businesses are galvanized by higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of all their major stakeholders. Their higher state of consciousness makes visible to them the interdependencies that exist across all stakeholders, allowing them to discover and harvest synergies from situations that otherwise seem replete with trade-offs. They have conscious leaders who are driven by service to the company’s purpose, all the people the business touches, and the planet we all share together. Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment. They endeavor to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders,” he has said.
Mackey is the co-author (along with Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps) of the new book Conscious Leadership (Portfolio, September 2020), which closely explores the vision, virtues, and mindset that have informed Mackey’s own leadership journey, providing a roadmap for innovative, value-based leadership—in business and in society.
Conscious Leadership demystifies strategies that have helped Mackey shepherd Whole Foods through four decades of incredible growth and innovation, including its sale to Amazon. Each chapter will challenge you to rethink conventional business wisdom through anecdotes, case studies, profiles of conscious leaders, and innovative techniques for self-development, culminating in an empowering call to action for entrepreneurs and trailblazers—to step up as leaders who see beyond the bottom line.
Mackey’s book launches on Sept. 15 – and the HBS Club of NY is the first organization to host him during his book tour. Please join us for this illuminating conversation.
Participants must register by September 14th to receive details on joining the discussion.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Co-Founder and CEO at Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is the CEO and cofounder of Whole Foods Market, cofounder of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc., and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism. He has devoted his life to selling natural and organic foods and building a better business model.
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Chitra was the Global Head of Market Solutions at Genpact, an artificial intelligence, digital transformation, analytics and design thinking consulting firm. In this inaugural enterprise wide function, Chitra was responsible for driving new customer acquisition, partnerships, innovation and operational improvement. Ms. Nawbatt delivered strategic solutions to clients focused on revenue discovery, and business performance and digital transformation, specializing in financial services, technology, media, hospitality, consumer / retail industries. Chitra provided thought leadership and co-created various digital transformation services such as in credit and financial crimes risk management, etc. She was also a strategic advisor to the CEO, leading several growth initiatives and external stakeholder management, to drive Genpact’s pivot to a new growth identity, service lines and markets.
Previously, Chitra was the New York based Anchor for Reuters International TV where her broadcasts were seen by millions of households across the world. Her reporting focused on companies, markets and consumers in the U.S., China, Canada, Australia, Middle East and Africa, as well as the global economy. Chitra’s coverage and reporting were differentiated, thorough and substantive due to her holistic diverse research discipline and in-depth business domain from Wall Street.
Before her media career, Chitra was a C-level executive at Deutsche Bank, as well as held leadership roles in the areas of Global Banking and Regional Management. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ms. Nawbatt established risk management functions at CIBC, and before that started her career at EY in Advisory and Assurance. Chitra has her Certified Public Accountant designation and was educated at Harvard Business School, Harvard University and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
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