Tuesday, July 12th11am PT / 2pm ET
Elevating humanity through business begins with knowing why your company exists—your Higher Purpose. Once Conscious Leaders can clearly define their purpose, they can confidently create strategies to help realize their vision and drive their mission forward beyond just making a profit.
At the next session in our Four Tenets in Action series, hear Conscious Capitalism Austin Chapter Leader Andrew Rauch, Vice President of Growth at Improving, moderate a conversation on the impact of Higher Purpose and how each of the other tenets of Conscious Capitalism depend on it. Also participating in the conversation are data.world leaders Lisa Novak, Vice President of Employee Experience, and Brett Hurt, CEO. Lisa and Brett lead data.world, a Certified B Corp and Public Benefit Corporation, and the company’s purpose to create the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world. They’ll share their experiences creating a business founded in a clear Higher Purpose, how they achieve success while staying true to their values, and how a focus on purpose, people, and community factors into their decision-making and the company’s prosperity.
Whether you are just starting your conscious journey or are looking to evolve an existing practice, our Four Tenets In Action series will provide you with practical advice and tools from our chapter communities to help you take that next step.
Lisa Novak is a strategic partner and agent of growth who has expertise in the areas of culture, talent acquisition, change management, and organizational and professional development. She has over 20 years’ experience in staffing, and Human Resources leadership, primarily in the technology industry for scaling companies as they ramp up for significant growth or operational change.
Currently Head of Human Resources for data.world, Lisa is responsible for driving the organization’s strategy for acquiring, developing, and retaining a diverse team of Austin’s best talent in this highly competitive market. Prior to joining data.world, she served on the executive teams and led HR organizations of companies including RenewData, SigmaTel, and Brooktree through extensive and rapid growth, M&A activity, and strategic evolutions, and helped create positive and motivated cultures in the organizations she’s served.
Lisa’s been an Austin resident for over 35 years. She studied Business and Human Resources Management at Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin, and earned and maintains her SPHR designation. She serves on the Board of Directors for Austin’s Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. She’s also a member of the Board of Directors for ACE Academy, who provides personalized education for gifted learners, and volunteers with Austin Angels, a non profit organization supporting foster care children and their families.
Brett Hurt is the CEO and co-founder of data.world, an Austin-based Certified B Corporation and public benefit corporation. data.world makes it easy for everyone—not just the "data people"—to get clear, accurate, fast answers to any business question. data.world's cloud-native data catalog maps its customers siloed, distributed data to familiar and consistent business concepts, creating a unified body of knowledge anyone can find, understand, and use. data.world is also home to the world’s largest collaborative open data community, including public COVID-19 datasets. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, data.world was honored on the “Best for the World” list by B Lab that recognizes the top 10% of all B Corps globally. And in 2020, data.world was named by the Austin Business Journal as one of the top-three companies to work for. Brett is also the co-owner of Hurt Family Investments (HFI), alongside his wife, Debra. HFI are involved in 115 startups, 31 VC funds, and multiple philanthropic endeavors.
Brett co-founded and led Bazaarvoice as CEO, through its IPO, follow-on offering, and two acquisitions. Bazaarvoice became the largest public SaaS (Software as a Service) business in social commerce and was named by the WSJ as one of the top IPOs of 2012. Brett also founded and led Coremetrics, which was rated the #1 Web analytics solution by Forrester Research and, like Bazaarvoice, expanded into a global company and leader. Coremetrics was acquired by IBM in 2010 for around $300m.
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