Lead For Good
Code for Good West Michigan and GRWebDev Powered by LaFleur present
Lead for Good:
Local Business as a Catalyst for Positive Change
Monday June 26th 2023
6pm – 8pm EST
In person @ Atomic Object
1034 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Local businesses are more than just providers of goods and services. They are also catalysts for positive change in their communities. They create jobs, offer training, support causes, and foster connections. They are not just staffed by people – they are powered by people.
But how do you run a successful local business that also gives back to the community? How do you balance profit and purpose? How do you build trust and loyalty with your customers and neighbors?
On Monday, June 26th, we’ll hear from a panel of local leaders discussing their experiences as business owners and community organizers right here in Grand Rapids. Join us from 6pm to 8pm at Atomic Object for Lead for Good brought you by Code for Good West Michigan and the Grand Rapids Web Development Group.
Lead for Good is sponsored by West Michigan Tech Talent. West Michigan Tech Talent connects local employers, educators, community organizations and workforce experts who are invested in creating a strong tech workforce. By sharing best practices, leveraging resources and collaborating on innovative solutions, WMTT is actively addressing the tech talent gap and makes upskilling affordable and accessible. Learn more at westmichigantechtalent.com.
Lead for Good is also sponsored by Payload CMS. Payload is an open-source CMS / app framework that empowers you to build better products, faster – all in TypeScript. Code-first by design, Payload gives you both an entire backend and admin panel for custom apps, massive websites, and smaller hobby projects alike. Payload is in production with over 10,000 projects worldwide, backed by Y Combinator, and it’s being built in our own backyard right here in Grand Rapids. Get started at payloadcms.com.
Our venue sponsor is Atomic Object. Atomic Object creates applications for web, mobile, desktop, and devices. With offices in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Raleigh, Atomic Object helps companies innovate and grow with custom software products that are beautiful, reliable, and easy to use. Learn more at atomicobject.com.
GRWebDev’s title sponsor is LaFleur Marketing. LaFleur is your forward-thinking digital marketing partner, creating innovative, data-driven marketing strategies and assets for law firms, healthcare organizations, and growing businesses. Learn more about their services on the web at lafleur.marketing.
- 6:00pm – 6:15pm Food & Refreshments
- 6:15pm – 6:30pm Announcements & Introduction
- 6:30pm – 7:30pm Panel Discussion
- 7:30pm – 7:45pm Q&A
- 7:45pm – 8:00pm Conclusion & Networking
More about our Moderator & Panelists
Co-Founder and CEO @ Last Mile Cafe
Delivery Practice Lead @ Atomic Object
Brittany Hunter is a Delivery Practice Lead at Atomic Object. She has been building digital things for over two decades, and has held roles spanning UX, project delivery, sales, team leadership, and account management. She loves learning about how the world works as she collaborates with clients of all sizes from a wide range of industries, including health & fitness, manufacturing, education, nonprofit, government, gaming, and more.
Outreach Specialist – Economic and Workforce Development
@ Kent District Library
Co-Founder and Director of Strategy
@ Room 35
Program Director @ Good for Michigan
Lead for Good:
Leading Through Change
While “code” is in our name, our reach extends far beyond coding: we support our community through tech and design, strategy, and human-centered solutions of all stripes, and we feel that excellent leadership is a fundamental building block in doing good work well.
Each Lead for Good panel discussion explores a different facet of leadership, and these sessions give both rising and experienced leaders opportunities to share insight, practice, and new perspectives on what it means to lead in our community.
Building Better Solutions Through Diversity
June 27, 2022
Diversity in the workplace is not about meeting quotas or creating attractive marketing. Building technological solutions – especially those used by the general public – requires a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Inevitably, products built by diverse teams are more robust, serve a wider audience, and have a better user experience than those created by a homogenized group. It’s just simply better business.
Partner + UX Strategist