TUNE-IN: IBM, Peace Corps, TRACE International Talk About “Power of Partnership” with PYXERA Global WEBCAST, Tues, 3/8, 9:30– 10:15 am ET

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Mar 7, 2016 8:30 AM ET
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March 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - 

Join us online for this FREE webcast

Date: Tuesday, March 8

Time: 9:30 – 10:15 am ET

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In celebration of Global Partnerships Week, PYXERA Global is pleased to host a special webcast, "The Power of Partnership" on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:30 am Eastern Time.

Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global will host Gina Tesla, Director of Corporate Citizenship Initiatives at IBM, Tonia Wellons, Associate Director of the Peace Corps, and Alexandra Wrage, President & Founder of TRACE to discuss the challenges and opportunities of partnership worldwide.

In observance of International Women’s Day, the conversation will reflect on the many opportunities for cross-sector partnerships to benefit women, including the recently launched partnership to bring the talent of IBM’s Corporate Service Corps to Peace Corps projects, and their current collaboration in Ghana supporting the First Lady's Let Girls Learn initiative.

The webcast will also explore how entities across the globe are collaborating on a common mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide as a critical component of sustainable economic development.

Partnerships engage the private, public, and social sectors to maximize the meaningful impact they can have in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Goal #17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals calls all institutions to “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.” Tuesday’s conversation will consider the many ways companies, governments, and social sector organizations can better collaborate to advance the SDGs over the next 15 years.

Join this FREE webcast live on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:30 am Eastern Time via Google Hangout On Air (bit.ly/1ndfa4a) and join the conversation on Twitter. Send your comments and questions to @PYXERAglobal using #GPW2016 or #IWD2016.


Featured Speakers

Gina Tesla (@GinaTesla) is Director of Corporate Citizenship  Initiatives at IBM (@citizenIBM), where she works to apply IBM’s technological expertise to the challenges and opportunities in emerging markets. Gina leads the Corporate Service Corps program, which provides pro bono problem solving to communities across the globe, exceptional leadership development for IBMers, and strong business value for IBM. More than 3,000 IBMers from 60 countries have served in 40 countries as part of the program. She holds an MBA from Cornell University, and prior to joining IBM she provided economic development support to Panamanians as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer.

Tonia Wellons (@ToniaWellons) is Associate Director of the Peace Corps (@PeaceCorps), where she oversees the Office of Strategic Partnerships. She is responsible for leading the agency’s partnerships with government, the private sector, international NGOs, and the broader volunteer-sending community. Her team is tasked with facilitating strategic opportunities that advance Peace Corps’ mission and the role of volunteerism as a tool for development. With 18 years of development experience, spanning senior leadership roles at the World Bank Group and being a social entrepreneur for a community-based social fund that she founded, Tonia is skilled in leading global development alliances, managing multi-donor operations, and engaging local communities.

Alexandra Wrage (@AlexandraWrage) is president and founder of TRACE (@TRACE_Inc), an international non-profit business association helping companies reduce their risk of bribery. She is the author of Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, and co-editor of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes. Alexandra is a former member of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee and served on the 2015 B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, which drafted recommendations to G20 leaders. Alexandra studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University.



Deirdre White (@deirdrewhite) is a globally recognized leader in building tri-sector partnerships to address the world’s most pressing challenges. As CEO of PYXERA Global (@PYXERAGlobal), she has led the transformation of the organization to one that maximizes impact through strong and strategic partnerships. PYXERA Global does this through cutting edge programming in the fields of Global Pro Bono, Local Content Development, and Integrated Community Development.

RSVP & TUNE IN LIVE on Google Hangouts On Air here: bit.ly/1ndfa4a

Join the conversation on Twitter with @PYXERAglobal at #GPW2016 and #IWD2016.



PYXERA Global (@PYXERAGlobal)

PYXERA Global leverages the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.  The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.


Katie Levey, Director of Media Relations