SCBWA Hearing About Social Responsibility at Next Meeting

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Monique Meche, Global Public Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

Global public policy and corporate social responsibility tech executive Monique Meche will discuss “Why Social Responsibility Matters More Today” and provide tips for professional growth at the Women in Leadership Speaker Series presented by the Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association on Aug. 17. The event will be in-person at noon at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa with a live stream Noon Zoom option. Register on Eventbrite.

“Whether you are an individual, a small company, or a major corporation, your understanding of and involvement in public policy and corporate social responsibility issues have a local, regional, and in some cases, international impact,” said Monique Meche.

“Laws on taxation, small business financing, the environment, and public health impact us all and we have opportunities to engage with and inform policy-makers about the business issues and challenges we face,” Meche explained. “Our influence extends from the companies we choose to invest in, where we choose to buy, how we conduct our own businesses, where we support communities, and how we interact with others.”

Meche has over 25 years’ experience building and leading public policy and corporate affairs teams around the world at well-known technology companies including Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter. She has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., focusing on public policy, corporate social responsibility, marketing, business development and capital investment.

“Monique will share fascinating insights on the influence of corporate social responsibility and how it impacts business. She will touch on skills that she has used to progress in her own career and the transformation we have witnessed over the past 25 years, notably the impact technology has had on business growth,” said Taylor Osborne Clarey, president of the Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association. “I’m excited that Monique will also share tips for female leadership in global business and discuss how to build relationships that lead to professional success.”

Hailing from southwest Louisiana with Cajun roots, Meche pursued International Relations and Economics at Tulane. Inspired by a junior year abroad at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, Monique later earned a master’s degree at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. This led to a global career, with recent U.S. moves to Seattle, Washington to be VP of International Public Policy for Amazon and to Washington DC to Join Netflix as VP of Global Public Policy and then Twitter as Vice President of Public Policy and Philanthropy.

The Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association welcomes the community to their monthly hybrid meetings to join in the discussion with the presenters showcased in the Women in Leadership Speaker Series. On Aug. 17, join in from noon to 1 p.m. at Sundial for lunch with the speaker for $30 or on Zoom for a donation to the continuing education scholarship fund. Register on Eventbrite. Choose In-Person or Zoom. Updates on Facebook .

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