Nexus e-Newsletter - Summer 2019
Countdown to Alumni Network Global Conference
We are a little over three months away from this year’s P&G Alumni Network Global Conference, which takes place in the spectacular and historic city of Madrid from October 24-26, 2019.

Registration is now open and here are the top 5 reasons why alumni are making the journey to Spain: 

1) Be inspired, learn and share. The theme for the Conference, "Visionaries of the Future", will be brought to life by more than 25 top-tier Keynote Speakers and Panelists who will be sharing their expertise on cutting-edge topics that will transport our Alumni Network into the Future. These guests include:
Bracken Darrell, Logitech President and Chief Executive Officer
Since Bracken Darrell became CEO of Logitech , one of the leading consumer electronics companies in the world, he has been leading the transformation of the company, whose stock price and profits have more than quadrupled under his leadership.
Daniela Riccardi, Baccarat CEO
Daniela Riccardi is CEO of Baccarat, a 255-year-old French luxury company founded by the royal decree of King Louis XV and recognized as the leader for high-end, exclusive crystal products. Under Daniela's leadership, the historical brand has expanded to new heights of modern luxury, while staying true to its heritage. 
Filippo Catalano, Nestlé Group CIO
Filippo Catalano has been leading the digital transformation of Nestlé, the largest FMCG company in the world, with more than 300,000 employees and 2,000 brands. He has been instrumental in redefining the Digital Services Unit, including the creation of the Digital Tech Innovation team in San Francisco. 
2) Build the professional network.  Currently registered attendees are coming from 20 countries around the world, across a range of industries, roles, and company sizes - from multi-billion-dollar enterprises to leading-edge startups.
3) Recognize fellow P&G Alumni.  At every Global Conference, we are proud to recognize Alumni leaders that continue to make a significant impact in their industries and communities, during and beyond their service at P&G.
4) Discover Madrid.  The event will offer multiple opportunities to experience and enjoy Madrid’s amazing culture, gastronomy and lifestyle.
5) And last but not least… Reunite with friends and former colleagues and HAVE FUN TOGETHER!

If you plan to join us, let us know by using  #PGAlumniConference2019 And please help us spread the word by forwarding to a friend and/or sharing the event page on Facebook and LinkedIn!

Lastly, if you have any questions related to the event or would like to learn more about the Sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at pgaglobalconference@pgalums.com .

We look forward to welcoming you in Madrid this October!
Exclusive Access to P&G’s Signal Event
P&G’s annual Signal event attracts many of the world’s leading digital thinkers and has become a key date on the global marketing calendar. We are offering alumni an exclusive chance to participate in this July’s prestigious event.

The theme for this year’s event on July 17 is "Building A Consumer Experience Company" and will feature more than 18 leading speakers including Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi; Jill Estorino from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Antonio Lucio, CMO of Facebook; Lydia Polgreen, Editor in Chief at Huff Post plus many more movers and shakers from the digital world.

If you would like to secure your exclusive access to join the event via its global webcast, click below (requires prior registration on www.pgalums.com ).
SoCAL Backyard BBQ
Join friends for the SoCal’s backyard BBQ on June 30 from 11.30am – 3.30pm at Trabuco Highlands, 31872 Joshua Drive, Trabuco Canyon, CA, 92679. Just $10 per person and kids under 10 are free. Register by clicking this link: 
P&G Alumni – Panamá Chapter
June 19 th, 2019 - Networking: Art and science of building superior trusting relationships with Alberto Moriana.

Alberto is the Vice President Sales Latin America at P&G but also a well-recognized speaker on retail trends, collaboration retail-industry and neuroscience applied to building leadership and trusting relationships.

It was a very relevant topic for the whole audience and the feedback we have received is excellent. This was our first speaker event. 50 people confirmed (we restricted the list to that) and 46 attended (33 alumni and the balance close family and a few close friends). Considering that we have 90 people registered in the network, it was an excellent attendance.

After this we had a short network gathering sponsored by one of the network members who today works at Bacardi. People appreciated a lot the opportunity to connect and discuss the subject of the presentation with Alberto and former colleagues.

P&G LatAm were very supportive of our activity and provided us the salon to conduct the event in their Panamá HQ meeting facilities.

To join the Panama chapter go to  www.pgalums.com  (Register, click on Groups, scroll down to Panama, and request to join).  
Don’t Miss Out…Register Now
If you want to ensure you don’t miss out on the latest news, offers and events, make sure you have registered at www.pgalums.com .
That’s the only way to guarantee you get the latest information from the Alumni Network. 

Over the coming months, we will be transitioning away from Constant Contact as our database platform and replacing it with our own contact list drawn from actively registered alumni. Don’t delay…do it today and register at www.pgalums.com (takes less than 5 minutes).
New Grants Announced!
Thanks to you, P&G Alumni Foundation has economically empowered hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world. Earlier this year, we awarded $150,000 to eight nonprofits that are creating jobs, providing business training, creating businesses, and supporting entrepreneurial ventures – all while uniquely benefitting from the active and significant involvement of P&G Alums to create impact and opportunity.

Personal Stories of Impact
NUOVI ORIZZONTI
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Jobs Lead to Fulfillment

Nuovi Orizzonti has helped 1,500 recovering individuals find jobs, recognizing the confidence that employment provides and how fulfilling jobs help those struggling with addiction stay on the road of recovery.
BEADFORLIFE
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Better Accounting = Success

Safina worked hard but she needed to better manage her finances to grow her business. After attending Street Business School, Safina has increased her income 4-fold and is the envy of the Kito village. 
ASIAN COMMUNITY ALLIANCE 
Healthcare Training Brings Hope

Faduma left her war torn home to come to Cincinnati. Recently enrolled in PANDA, a home health care training program, Faduma is looking forward to a new career and to the future with hope and excitement.
P&G Alums: Creating Opportunity
P&G Alumni are passionate about philanthropy around the world. Read about these Alums who are enabling others to help themselves and contribute toward jobs and financial independence
Enrico D'Onofrio
18 years at P&G in Finance & Brand

NUOVI ORIZZONTI

" We as P&G Alums transfer our knowledge and competence along with P&G core values to help the communities in which we live increase their opportunities.” 
~ Enrico D’Onofrio
Luci Sheehan
8 years with P&G in Sales & CBD

BEADFORLIFE

My P&G experiences nurtured my interest in empowering women. BFL has helped me make a difference – helping women and their families who are suffering from deep poverty.” ~Luci Sheehan
Yen Hsieh
27-years with P&G R&D


ASIAN COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
 “What I learned from P&G greatly impacted my leadership with ACA. ‘Seek to Understand’ allows you to understand the root of the problem. ‘A solid strategy with measurable results’ is critical to achieving our programming success.” ~Yen Hsieh
Sounding Off: Accomplishments of Recent Grant Partners! 
Asian Community Alliance : Finding qualified home care workers is a global issue. Asian Community Alliance is empowering a new generation to be the solution.

BeadforLife To date,  Street Business School  and NGO partners have empowered 5,873 women to transform their lives through entrepreneurial training!

Cooperative for Education : CoEd receives  Obama Foundation recognition for work educating Guatemalan girls.

Harpenden Spotlight on Africa From vocational training in mud hats in Eastern Uganda, a groundbreaking ceremony has now been held for our custom-built Tailoring and Design Centre which will provide full employment for 16 women, transforming them economically.

JoyCorps:  In March we held our first annual Entrepreneurial Summit in Bangkok, hosting 20 entrepreneurs from 9 businesses in Thailand and India, all of whom are committed to changing their communities through business. They learned so much and enjoyed the collaboration with like-minded peers!

Nuovi Orrizonti:   Inaugurated "the Ice Cream for a Dream” Academy . Many thanks to the P&G Alumni Foundation for a Dream that has come true!

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute Supporting business ownership as a tool for self-employment, wealth generation, and self-worth.

World Dance for Humanity:  WD4H just awarded most effective NGO operating in Eastern Rwanda recognizing their contribution toward sustainable development in the region.”
“Getting the Word Out” in the P&G Alumni Community
Special thanks to the Network's Chapters who are partnering with the P&G Alumni Foundation to share our message while highlighting the great work of our grant recipients. As you plan your next Chapter event, reach out to us to discuss how you can help amplify our impact   (Marianne Iyer, Foundation ED @ marianne.iyer@pgalums.com , 443-540-7639).

A few highlights include . . .
CoEd Connections

Foundation Board member, Margaret Szempruch, attended Cooperative for Education’s “CoEd Connections” to learn 1 st hand about their work in Guatemala.
Geneva Chapter

Foundation’s impact and progress was an important part of the Geneva’s annual meeting agenda.
Phoenix Chapter

Newly formed Phoenix Chapter conducted their 1 st webinar on embracing philanthropy.
Be Part of the Movement!
Get involved! Learn more! Make a difference! Your gifts of time, talent and treasure will help create even more opportunities. We encourage you to:

Calling for Volunteers
P&G Alumni Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with the following action teams:

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Special Projects

If you have the interest, we can put your talent and available time to great use! 


Beyond the Money
P&G Fund Awards Grant to BeadforLife’s Street Business School : Street Business School is also partnering with P&G Fund to promote economic equality for women through business skills training and confidence building! Partnering holistically with both the P&G Alumni Foundation and the P&G Fund Street Business School plans to transform the lives of 129,000 individuals!
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$142,000 Rotary Clubs Grant Propels Sherbro Foundation’s Bumpeh Chiefdom into Growing Its Own Future : Sherbro Foundation is excited to announce the second major Rotary Clubs grant secured for its Sierra Leone partner CCET. Paramount Chief Charles Caulker long dreamed of developing his chiefdom using their own agriculture traditions to grow fruit trees for long-term community development income. With generous Rotary Clubs support, now they can grow their own future.
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