Business as a Force for Good Annual Ethics Symposium

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Adversity has found its way into more lives this past year as our country battles a pandemic while trying to heal from the realities of racial injustice and systemic inequality.

Entrepreneurs are known to not just tolerate uncertainty and adversity, but to thrive because of it. This year we celebrate Black female entrepreneurs and invited students and the community to listen to the lived experiences and powerful stories of our speakers. followed by a panel discussion.  The event concluded with an online networking mixer using Mixtroz, an online networking platform founded by one of the speakers. where attendees had the opportunity to build lasting relationships with one another and connect with the storytelling entrepreneurs.



Dayle Smith

Dean, College of Business Administration

Jennifer Gootman, Vice President of Sustainability, Williams-Sonoma

Director, Sustainability, Grove Collaborative

Director, Corporate Responsibility, Ingram Micro

Category Manager, Sustainability, Amazon (pending)

Chief of Airport Planning, Los Angeles World Airports

Chief Procurement Officer, Sony Pictures Worldwide and Chair, Green Business Council of Southern California

Vice President, Sustainability, Sony Pictures Worldwide

Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Providence (pending)

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Physical Products, Grove Collaborative

The Disney Company (pending)


Arthur Gross-Schaefer, J.D.
Professor of Marketing and Business Law
Loyola Marymount University

Angelica Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Loyola Marymount University

Dr. David Moore
Lead Pastor
New Covenant Worship Center, Santa Barbara

Lauryn Nwankpa

Lauryn Nwankpa
Head of Social Impact, Dave
Senior Advisor, Decolonize Design


Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!


To see recordings of previous symposiums:

2019 IBES Symposium Archive

2018 IBES Symposium Archive