The Center for Social Sector Leadership brings thought leaders and practitioners from the social sector to Berkeley Haas to share their insights and experiences with students, alumni, and community members. Most events are open to the public and tackle cutting-edge issues and explore best practices for social impact.

Joe Spiecher

November 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm || Path Bending Careers Speaker Series Featuring Joe Speicher

Joe will be speaking about the future of work and cross-sector solutions.

Joe Speicher is the Executive Director of the Autodesk Foundation. Under his leadership, the Foundation is supporting the most impactful people and organizations using design to create a better world. Prior to joining Autodesk, Speicher was on the founding team of Living Goods, where he spent 6 years leading operations for the global health organization. Living Goods is a social business that realized a 25% reduction in the under-5 mortality rate through the sales and distribution of critical health products in East Africa. He began his career in the banking and finance sector, working with Deutsche Bank and Cambridge Associates. He then spent 3 years in the Peace Corps in the Philippines and has worked as a consultant for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Bank, and He holds a master’s degree in Development Economics from Columbia University.

Watch the Video of Path Bending Careers Speaker Series Featuring Shashi Buluswar

Shashi spoke about his career and his recent focus on promising technologies for base of the pyramid.

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