Tensions are a part of growing a business and leading people…How do I build integrity into my business’s culture while still hitting the bottom line? Who am I becoming as an entrepreneur? What impact is my company having on my employees? I know my faith should impact my whole life, but what does it say about HR, management, entrepreneurship, raising capital, or business’s influence on society?Business leaders from across Colorado joined DIFW for a half-day of learning, discussion, and networking to learn how faith shapes their business practices.
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Denver Institute for Faith & Work
The life of an entrepreneur can take a toll on founders. The pressure to scale quickly can erode family relationships; money is often a worry, as venture capital is being spent more quickly than customers are acquired; any life beyond work often compete with the start-up community’s pressure to build, scale and “change the world.” On the outside, the world cheers on entrepreneurs as drivers of economic growth; on the inside, it can often feel like a mixture of confusion, uncertainty, exhilaration and crushing defeat. A panel of local and national entrepreneurs share insight gleaned from the frontlines of the business world.
Led by Drew Yancey, Max Anderson, Reilly Flynn, Banks Benitez, John Paasonen
A good job for a low-income individuals can be the key to overcoming poverty. But giving those with barriers to employment competitive wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement is usually seen as a charity play that most business owners can’t afford, especially in cost-sensitive industries. What kind of jobs are best at alleviating poverty – and what kind of jobs keep people in poverty? How can companies provide life-transforming work while staying profitable? Can companies create a healthy workplace culture, retain labor, invest in employees – and still provide competitively priced products and services to customers?
Led by Jeff Haanen, Helen Young Hayes, Michael Coors, Jason Janz
Steve Reinemund, former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, ran one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, with over $33 billion in annual revenue. Over the span of Reinemund’s career – which spanned the United States Marine Corp to becoming Dean of Wake Forest University’s Business school – he often had to answer difficult questions. How do you shape the culture of a corporation? What does it mean influence both individuals and institutions as a Christian leader?
Led by Brian Gray, Steve Reinemund