Becky Margiotta

2018 Session | Innovation Quotient: Making Your Mighty Idea a Reality

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Your innovative idea could solve problems, create new paradigms, lead to breakthroughs, and possibly even change the world. It’s time to make that audacious idea a reality. This panel of experts discusses unlocking our boundless potential to create and innovate, pushing us to rethink how progress can happen for our businesses, our communities, and ourselves. Participants will learn about clarifying their vision, designing for scalability, and opening doors for greater impact. Read More

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Dreaming of Pivoting to a More Purposeful Career?

Most of us have had days at work when we think about chucking it all and doing something “meaningful” with our lives. Certainly, Becky Margiotta did 15 years ago, when she worked as a stockbroker. Yet Margiotta, who left the financial sector and has since led a campaign across the country that mobilized 186 cities to put 105,000 homeless people into permanent housing, cautions against over-romanticizing the non-profit sector—or discounting the value of working for a corporation.

After all, just because your company is turning a profit doesn’t mean that its products or services aren’t doing good. “For example, take a mortgage broker, whose line of work isn’t usually seen as altruistic,” says Margiotta, now the co-founder and CEO of The Billions Institute, which trains executives at foundations and nonprofits how to design and lead large-scale change. “But mortgage brokers who work in the spirit of service and conscientiousness do help people—they help them realize their dreams of owning a home.”

Still, if you find yourself pondering, more and more, a switch to the nonprofit world, here’s Margiotta’s advice: Read More

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