Nexus e-Newsletter - Winter 2018
2019 P&G Alumni Network Global Conference
October 24 – 26, 2019
The spectacular Intercontinental Hotel in the heart of historic Madrid will be the venue for the 2019 P&G Alumni Network Global Conference from October 24 – 26. Agenda, booking information and pricing will be available soon.
Regional Summits Heralded Major Successes
Regional summits held in Atlanta and Geneva have been heralded a major step forward in supporting chapter programs.  The Atlanta summit attracted 80% of the chapter leaders from both North and Latin America to discuss best practices and new initiatives. A similar Geneva summit focused on the European chapters and was equally well attended.
2019 P&G Alumni Network Awards

The winners of the prestigious 2019 P&G Alumni Network Awards have been announced. The recipients, who will collect their awards at the global conference in Madrid in October 2019, were selected by a panel of Board members and chapter representatives.
New US Alumni Chapters
The Network expanded its boundaries yet again with the formation of two new U.S. Chapters, South Florida and Arizona. To learn more about the South Florida chapter, please contact Samatha Avivi  ( ) or if you are interested in the Arizona chapter, please contact Katrina Jones ( ) or Shantini Munthree ( ).
India Stages Successful Conference
The participant list at the recent India P&G Alumni Network conference read like a who’s who from the country’s business community. Following an introduction by chapter president, Deepak Gupta , the audience listened to messages from P&G Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa president, Magesvaran Suranjan , and the company’s South Asia Managing Director and CEO, Madhusudan Gopalan . A prestigious alumni CEO roundtable featuring Mophit Anand from Kelloggs, Gautum Thakar from Star Sports, Mansi Tripathy from Shell Lubricants and Richa Singh from Niine followed with a keynote by the CEO of Knowledge Kinetics, Dr. Gaurav Bhalla .
Upcoming Chapter Events

On October 18 , RECONNECT, our annual networking event took place in the new offices of P&G in Interlomas. Over 150 people gathered to meet friends and colleagues while enjoying delicious food and drinks. We also had a special treat, guided tours of the new offices, as well as a raffle with premium prizes. 
Marcio Andreazzi welcomed us to the new offices and then the P&G Alumni Event Comittee shared with us the upcoming events for 2019-2020. Everyone received a gift bag, courtesy of P&G, with products for the whole family. 
Stay tuned for our next events in 2019.


P&G’s Sales VP, Andre Felicissimo, presented an overview of the company’s current results, product innovation and development plan to Brazil members at a recent evening meeting in Sao Paulo. The chapter is now forming an entrepreneur group to provide best practices and learnings on establishing a new business.
November 13, 2018 - 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Networking and Queen City Angels.
Founded in 2000, Queen City Angels members invested over $60 million in more than 90 companies. QCA members coach and advise entrepreneurs in the Cincinnati area, helping them with customer understanding, financial and business plan optimization, supply chain and sales/marketing. 
Event will be held at the 1819 Innovation Hub, 2900 Reading Rd, Cincinnati.
November 21, 2018 – 7pm
An Evening with Matthew Crummack, CEO of Go Compare.
The UK chapter is hosting the event at the Cavendish Conference Center, London. Matthew Crummack joined P&G in Sales in 1993 where he worked for 8 years before joining Nestle as Global Customer Development Director. He began his journey into services with Expedia in 2006 becoming SVP, Global Lodging prior to joining as CEO in 2011. He joined Go Compare in 2016 and led a successful flotation of the business which is currently valued at £430m.

November 30, 2018 - 6:30pm
Italy Chapter Annual Event
The Italy chapter will hold its annual event on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Grand Hotel del Gianicolo, Viale Delle Mura Gianicolensi 107, Rome. 
December 8, 2018 – 5pm PST
Holiday Gathering for the Southern California Chapter
The 4th Quarter Holiday Gathering of P&G Alumni in SoCal will take place Saturday, December 8th at 5 pm at the Monarch Bay home of Mike Friedman and Helayne Angelus. Come join fellow alumni to toast the holidays and share time together. Save the date December 8th at 5 pm and watch for additional details to follow.
February 28, 2019   - 7pm
Save the date to attend the RETAILPRENEURSHIP conference by Jorge Saldivar. Come and boost your leadership skills to leverage Systematic Innovation at Retail. Based on the Design Thinking™ Methodology, but adapted to the dynamic challenges of the retail. Jorge is an expert on the topic highly valued by previous audiences. Pencil your calendar Feb 28 @ 7pm, place TBC in Mexico City.
#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving, celebrating philanthropy and raising awareness of charitable causes. A truly global movement, its success is fueled by the collective power of social media and online giving. Last year alone, $300 million was raised for various organizations from 2.5 million gifts across 150+ countries. P&G Alumni Foundation will be unveiling details of our inaugural # GivingTuesday campaign in the coming weeks. 
· Please mark #Giving Tuesday on your calendar (Tuesday. November 27, 2018)
· Look for more information coming your way
Making a difference in the lives of those we touch!
Thriving Entrepreneur

Maureen struggled to feed her children until she attended BeadforLife’s Street Business School. There she learned to start and run three businesses. Not only has Maureen’s income increased substantially but so has her confidence.
Home Sweet Home

Robyn got a job with the help of JobsPlus, a program of City Gospel Mission. Then her husband Steve worked with JobsPlus to become a mechanic. Because of their steady incomes, they overcame poverty and recently became 1 st time home owners. 
A Whole New World

Brenda was destined to work in the fields or perform a low-paying job until she connected with Cooperative for Education. Learning computer skills will help her fulfill her dream of a college education while teaching her valuable job skills.
P&G Alums: Investing Together
Did you know that a P&G Alumni champion must be actively and meaningfully involved with the charitable organizations awarded grants?  Read how Alums are enabling others to help themselves and contributing to real employment for others.
Luci Sheehan
Brad Trucksis
Mario Contreras
Laying the "Foundation" by Engaging the P&G Alumni Community
P&G Alumni Foundation is highlighting the work of our grant recipients across the globe!! Special thanks to the Network's Chapters who are willing partners in amplifying our mission. Keep the Foundation in mind as you plan your next Chapter event. To discuss collaborative opportunities, please contact the Foundation's ED, Marianne Iyer ( , 443-540-7639).

A few highlights include...  
New York City Chapter (10/3) 
Raquelle Zuzarte (NYC Chapter Board member) gave BeadforLife bracelets to all attending her "Storytelling in the Age of Equity" panel during Advertising Week New York (panel starts at 1:07; bracelet sharing at 39:26).
India Chapter (10/6)
Deepak Gupta (India Chapter President & Network Board member) shared our mission and emphasized the ongoing growth of the Foundation at India's annual event, reaching 200+ Alums.
Mexico City (10/18)  
Laura Tapia (Mexico City Chapter leader & Network Board member) shared our work and promotional video at a recent Chapter meeting.
Americas and EMEA Summits (Sept/Oct) 
The Foundation joined the Americas and EMEA Summits, bringing our work to the forefront of the P&G Alumni Network’s efforts.
Be Part of the Movement!
Get involved and join the fun! Make a difference!

News & Awards

Street Business School by BeadforLife (SBS) was named   2018 Systems Innovator , awarded by the Segal Family Foundation, for their work to eradicate poverty and empower women. P&G Alumni Foundation is proud to support SBS as they provide entrepreneurial training that helps women living in poverty increase their income from an average of $1.35 to $4.19 per day. Congratulations   SBS !

New Provision & Strategies for Charitable Giving in 2018”  provided by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation with permission.

“Tax Strategy (Bunching) Amplifies Donors' Giving Power” provided by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation with permission.
Learn about the amazing accomplishments of recent grant partners!
Asian Community Alliance: Empowers and enriches Asian Americans to reach their full potential!

BeadforLife Street Business School has provided entrepreneurial training to 4,724 women!

Beyond Relief International Ministries Solar system installed last week thanks to the P&G Alumni Foundation grant!

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Set records with $225,000 in revenues and 450 guests at 15th Annual DreamMakers Celebration!

City Gospel Mission JobsPlus expands career training to five (5) Cincinnati high schools!

Cooperative for Education Recognized by USAID, the UN, and the World Bank!

HOPE Worldwide: Ashulia Training Center has had 186 graduates so far this year, bringing total to 1,480 (from 2011).  

Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y) : 2,000 youths accompanied from exclusion towards a decent job!

World Dance for Humanity: 300 World Dance Zombies flashmob “Thriller” to build community and raise funds for education in Rwanda.
Winter Webinar Series
The Network is staging a packed Winter series of Webinars beginning in December. The full Winter program is below:
DECEMBER 11, 2018 @ 9.00am EST
Our Global Diversity- One P&G Alum’s Journey to Document the Lives of 500 People in 27 Countries

In this webinar, Daniel Epstein, will describe his multimedia documentary, Portraits In Faith. Daniel started this project when he was Franchise Leader for Tide & Ariel in the Developed World. He would add on personal days to business trips and interview people about their spiritual journeys. As a photographer, he would also make a black & white portrait of each person that was meant to evoke their true spirit. What emerged is the world’s most extensive oral history project conducted by one person on the topic of faith. Now 5 years since Daniel retired from P&G, he has been focusing on publishing one new portrait and interview every 2-3 weeks on his site . Daniel will be sharing what he has learned on this journey about himself and how each of us has inside of us a capacity to uncover the great diversity of humanity.
JANUARY 8, 2019 @ 9.00am EST
Effectiveness Equation

Today’s world is constantly driving towards greater efficiency. The only problem is that you can’t be efficient with humans because they have “emotions” and “feelings.” And those feelings get in the way of greater productivity. The key is to focus on effectiveness.
This webinar will teach you how to accomplish your goals and not just complete a task. Combining elements of leadership, emotional intelligence, and software engineering, attendees will walk away knowing how to work effectively with the most challenging resource there is: humans.
Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 250+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft.
Starting a New Chapter?
If you are thinking about starting or revitalizing an alumni chapter or want guidance on best chapter practices, a new toolkit is available for you. Just follow this link for more details:
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