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SCBWA to hold monthly luncheon, series

By SCBWA - | Aug 5, 2021


The Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association will host its monthly luncheon and Women in Leadership Speaker Series on Aug. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa.

The guest speaker is Monique Meche, a global public policy and corporate social responsibility technology executive. She will discuss “Why Social Responsibility Matters More Today” and provide tips for professional growth. There is also a Zoom option available for attending.

“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,” Meche said.

“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,” she said. “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 of experience building and leading public policy and corporate affairs teams around the world at tech companies, including Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Netflix and Twitter. She has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the United States, focusing on public policy, corporate social responsibility, marketing, business development and capital investment.

Meche pursued international relations and economics at Tulane University. Inspired by a junior year abroad at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, she later earned a master’s degree at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. This led to a global career, with recent moves to Seattle, Washington, to be vice president of international public policy for Amazon; to Washington, D.C., to join Netflix as vice president of global public policy; and to Twitter as vice president of public policy and philanthropy.

“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,” SCBWA President Taylor Osborne said. “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.”

To register, visit https://sancapbwa.eventbrite.com and pick in-person or Zoom. Cost is $30 for lunch with the speaker, or a donation to the SCBWA’s continuing education scholarship fund for Zoom.

For more information or updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/SanCapBWA.

The Sundial Beach Resort and Spa is at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel.