Coronavirus Town Hall – Leveraging the Power of Procurement to Address COVID-19

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are searching for ways to support the needs of their communities, while still looking out for their clients and customers. At the same time, nonprofit organizations are working tirelessly to provide relief to impacted communities, with dwindling resources and funding. SIG has partnered with Givewith, Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte Consulting LLP, to bring you this urgent and timely session exploring an innovative model that enables companies to leverage their procurement activities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, while enhancing their bottom line. Hear from leaders in the business and nonprofit space on how organizations can — and should — bridge the gap between businesses and beneficiaries for the wellbeing of the world.


Meet the Presenters: 


Theresa Schieber | Chief Services Officer at Givewith

Theresa Schieber is Chief Services Officer at Givewith, a social impact technology company that places social impact at the center of everyday business transactions. For more than two decades, she has worked at the intersection of nonprofit, corporate and government sectors, helping to develop and fund ambitious ideas that address the world’s most pressing challenges. At Givewith, she leads a global team focused on customer success, strategic partnerships, research and data analytics, and content creation to support best-in-class nonprofits, while also improving the business performance and bottom line for the world’s biggest brands. Prior to Givewith, Theresa served as Chief Social Impact Officer at CBS EcoMedia, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Whelan Group, Inc. She is active on several nonprofit boards including the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, and the Tulane University Newcomb College Institute, and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact CFO Taskforce on the SDGs.


Roger Premo | Global Leader, Enterprise, Software and Cloud, Boston Consulting Group

Roger Premo is Boston Consulting Group’s global leader for Enterprise, Software and Cloud. He specializes in driving growth strategies, accelerating business performance, and driving the business model transformation to SaaS. He also is a co-leader for BCG’s work in next generation sales models and a core member of the firm’s Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice. Roger is on the leadership team for BCG GAMMA, BCG’s big data, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) team. He’s also a core member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice, leading the practice on the US East Coast. Roger is an expert in next general sales and go-to-market models, software, and SaaS business/operating models, as well as AI-driven new business opportunities. In recent project work, he has developed strategies for software to SaaS transformations, new account acquisition and growth, cloud computing models, and more.


Kyle Zimmer President | CEO, and Co-founder; First Book

Kyle Zimmer is the president, CEO, and co-founder of First Book. Under her leadership, First Book has become as a champion of educational equity, a recognized leader in social enterprise, and home to the largest and fastest-growing network of educators serving children in need across the United States and Canada. Kyle,  a former attorney, co-founded First Book in 1992 as a nonprofit social enterprise. Over the course of the organization’s 25-year history, she has pioneered and expanded its sustainable, market-driven model to address a spectrum of barriers to education faced by children in need, including lack of access to technology, the need for social and emotional skills development, and the impact of trauma in the classroom. She has also increased First Book’s capacity to include original research and developed cross-sector partnerships to increase diversity and representation in children’s literature. Kyle serves on several boards of several organizations, including Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.; Ashoka; and James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead.


Lesleigh Irish-Underwood | SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, United Way of New York City

 Focused on amplifying stories of triumph over adversity, Lesleigh “LIU” Irish-Underwood, has served United Way of New York City (UWNYC) since 2014 as its Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, driving B2B and B2C brand awareness through creative, communications, public relations, experiential, digital, and content strategies. For 80 years, UWNYC has been a trusted partner to government, corporations, foundations, and community-based organizations serving low-income New Yorkers. Under her leadership, UWNYC is undergoing a brand-renaissance, as exemplified by the launch of the Spread The Words campaign promoting UWNYC’s signature collective impact program, ReadNYC. A catalyst for creativity and collaboration, Irish-Underwood was named one of Network Journal’s 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business and is leading a culture of innovation and solution-driven brand initiatives, steering UWNYC toward increased visibility and impact. Reporting to the CEO and serving on the Executive Leadership Team, Lesleigh is a transformational leader who galvanizes change—with a passion for inspiring people and building motivated teams.


Martha Rebour | Executive Director, Shot@Life

Martha Rebour joined the UN Foundation in 2014.  She serves as Executive Director of Shot@Life, a global campaign to increase access to immunizations for children in need through United Nations partners. She oversees advocacy, communications, corporate partnerships, and brand strategy. Martha has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic branding and marketing, communications, and consumer research for both corporations and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining UN Foundation, she worked for 10 years at Discovery Communications where she helped craft multi-million-dollar marketing campaigns around events such as the 20th Anniversary of Shark Week, the BBC co-produced series LIFE and series such as MythBusters and Deadliest Catch. She subsequently ran her own marketing firm, where she directed strategic planning and marketing for clients such as National Geographic and PBS. She holds a B.A. from Colby College and an M.A. from New York University.

You must be a SIG member and logged in to view this document.

Category > Sub-Categories




Type > Sub-Type