It's the last Green Drinks gathering of the season until September -- I hope to see you there!
This month's Green Drinks features Atlanta McIlwraith, Senior Manager of Community Engagement at Timberland. We'll meet at Two Ceres Street on Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 with Atlantaspeaking at 7:00.
McIlwraith has served on Timberland’s Corporate Social Responsibility team for the past seven years. At Green Drinks, she will touch upon Timberland's overall CSR agenda while also discussing how community engagement and volunteering can benefit the community, employees, and your business. Atlanta has worked in the CSR arena for over 15 years and will be happy to engage in a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities in the ever more crowded CSR space.
Atlanta McIlwraith started her professional life as a political organizer – first for an electoral campaign and then for Public Citizen’s CongressWatch, a national consumer advocacy organization based in WashingtonD.C.. She then took her organizing skills to the for profit world as National Public Affairs Manager for The Body Shop. In that role she managed the company’s public awareness and action campaigns that launched in stores nationwide. With a BA in Political Science from DukeUniversity, Atlanta later earned her MBA from UNC’s Kenan-FlaglerBusinessSchool where she was concentrated her studies in Marketing and Sustainable Enterprise. After business school, Atlanta served as an Associate Program Manager for Population Services International’s AIDS prevention programs in West Africa. She then worked as an independent consultant for Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility and for a number of micro enterprises in mid-coast Maine.
In her current role as Senior Manager of Community Engagement for the Timberland Company, Atlanta serves on the Corporate Social Responsibility team and manages the company’s Path of Service™ employee volunteer program, strategic community investments, and the Global Stewards program to ensure the company’s service and CSR agendas play out with consistency and impact worldwide.