Thank you for a Better + Bolder experience.
On May 4, 2023, the most cutting-edge and committed leaders in ESG, social impact, philanthropy and other select fields gathered at the NationSwell Summit to foster invaluable cross-sector connections, to hear about the most exciting and promising ideas and initiatives, to reflect and revitalize, and to glean actionable insights, practices and collaboration opportunities to propel their leadership forward. It was our honor to act as conduit for this day of impact.

See you in 2024!

The Summit Stage 2023

Our Summit Stage brought together leaders who have expanded the horizons of social, economic, and environmental progress.
Fireside Chats
NationSwell Fireside Chats provided intimate, dedicated space for deep exploration and spirited discussion with leaders who defined Better + Bolder through the social, economic, and environmental progress they have advanced.

Featured participants:
Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University, Author
Graham Macmillan, Visa Foundation
Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani
Practitioners’ Panels
One complex issue, three Better + Bolder approaches. Each Practitioners’ Panel focused on one of the most urgent issues shaping the landscape of progress, showcasing pragmatic innovators who deploy a unique strategy, tactic, or approach for solving it.

Featured participants:
Michael Tubbs, Special Adviser to Gov. Newsom
Pete Stavros, KKR
Justina Nixon-Saintil, IBM
Terri Ludwig, Ballmer Group
Michael Kobori, Starbucks
Sheila Peluso, Cerberus Capital Management
Donnel Baird, BlocPower
Jenn Hoos Rothberg, Einhorn Collaborative
Scott Keoni Shigeoka, Author, Greater Good Science Center
Naomi Morenzoni, Salesforce
Impact Spotlights
Rooted in the pragmatism of the present but guided by the horizon of what’s possible, Impact Spotlights are designed to showcase Better + Bolder visions for paradigm-changing progress from this community of practice. Throughout the day, attendees heard quick addresses from our nation’s most inspiring changemakers about the work they’re leading, the impact they’re achieving and their bold visions for the future.

Featured participants:
Darrick Hamilton, The New School
T. Morgan Dixon, GirlTrek
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Emes Project LLC
Sid Espinosa, GitHub
Thea Gay, NationSwell Fellow

Conversation Themes

Economic Mobility

Amid mounting demands to create a better economic playing field, we’ll explore some of the boldest and most promising programs, policies, and approaches to create new pathways for economic progress.

Business for Good

As public trust in private sector leaders continues to grow, we’ll meet the leaders who are redefining business’s evolving role in society, boldly modeling what it can look like to better combine purpose and profit.


In a moment defined by both immense opportunity and profound urgency, we’ll hear from trailblazers exploring some of the most actionable ways that leaders can go bolder and be better in service of protecting our planet, supporting a just transition, and building a sustainable future.

Purpose-driven Leadership

Sparked by calls for leaders to better center our values in how we operate, we’ll gather and share what’s working best for us, explore how we can lead in caring and effective ways, and reflect on how we place authentic, human centered-connection at the heart of all that we do.

NationSwell Summit 2023: The Moments on Our Minds
Relive the excitement or discover the inspiration of Summit 2023. Here are the better and bolder quotes and moments throughout the day that will be on our minds, in our hearts, and close to the core of our personal and professional practices of impact.
NationSwell Collaboratives are a World Changing Idea
Amy Lee, Chief Strategy Officer at NationSwell, shared the news at Summit that NationSwell Collaboratives received recognition as a Fast Company World Changing Idea 2023. Our Collaboratives help bring coalitions of cross-sector partners together, and create the program management and research backbone leaders need to define shared goals, opportunities for impact and a roadmap for action.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

Stay tuned for information on Summit 2024!

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