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Wednesday, July 27 • 9:30am - 10:30am
WP Engine

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Session Title: BUILDING GIVING BACK INTO YOUR BUSINESS MODEL

Beyond improving the quality of life in the communities where you do business, "Give Back" programs can provide a competitive advantage and drive employee engagement, growth, and camaraderie.

One of WP Engine's core values is "Aspiring to Lead - Committed to Give Back." Specifically, our core value states, "We empower our team to lead and participate in their own communities. We support and engage with our local communities; changing lives, growing, and thriving together."

In this session, we will share how WP Engine brings that core value to life. From a top-down incubated initiative to a thriving, employee-led grassroots giving machine; the WP Engine Give Back program has contributed tens of thousands of dollars in donations and volunteer hours into our surrounding communities.

Please join us as we walk through our Give Back journey; reviewing our approach to defining our Give Back mission, creating a governing committee, and building a partnership infrastructure to take our aspirations to actualization.

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Bagley

Jeremy Bagley

Technical Project Manager & Giveback Committee Co-Chair, WP Engine
I started my career in the financial industry. I spent 8 years in various roles, before I found my niche, leading teams that deliver control and efficiency, through sound software development. I moved to the tech industry and joined WP Engine in 2014, where I've been driving the improvement of internal systems critical to our SAAS business processes.
avatar for Leigh Christie

Leigh Christie

Executive Director, Entrepreneurs Foundation
Leigh Christie is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation. In this role, Leigh oversees the day to day operations of the organization, all project and programming activities, including the organization’s youth entrepreneurship programs, manages the philanthropic contributions for realized equity donors, directs the corporate community involvement programs for member companies and supports the Foundation's equity council and... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Eaker

Melissa Eaker

Senior Account Manager & Giveback Committee Co-Chair, WP Engine
As a Senior Account Manager, Melissa works with WP Engine's premier customers, nurturing relationships and going the extra mile to foster an environment valuing customers and their businesses. As Co-Chair of WP Engine's Giveback Committee, she co-leads the 100% grassroots, employee-driven team in developing partnerships and programs to drive positive change within the company's many local communities.

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
WP Engine 504 Lavaca Street, Ste. 1000 Austin TX