Corporate Responsibility Workshop

Tomorrow morning I’ll host the first of six Corporate Responsibility (CR) Workshops at the Microsoft Store Costa Mesa, and it will focus on Cause Related Marketing. It’ll be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. RSVP via Meetup.

During the workshop CR advocates will share their insights on the benefits to both nonprofits and to corporations. Plus, we’ll explore how Cause Related Marketing is different from corporate philanthropy and we’ll share tips on how to create a successful CRM campaign.

To learn more about the featured speakers, keep reading.

Megan Harless
Working Wardrobes
VP Business Development

Megan HarlessMegan began her career working for elite luxury retailers St. John Knits and Giorgio Armani. There, Megan learned the tools necessary to succeed as a woman in business.

She then took her passion for non-profit work to Working Wardrobes where she provides oversight and direction for donor & corporate engagement.

Megan holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, San Diego and is currently working on obtaining her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Allison Hollstegge
U.S. Bank
Branch Manager

Allison HolisteggeAllison Hollstegge graduated with a degree in Business from The Ohio State University and has been in the banking industry for the past 10 years.

She is a Branch Manager with US Bank and focuses her efforts on helping small business’ grow and developing a knowledgeable and customer service oriented team. She stays active building lasting relationships within her company and community.

Allison sits on the board of the Orange County Development Network for US Bank. The Development Network plans and coordinates opportunities for US Bank employees to participate in meaningful projects that enrich our communities. She devotes her time to many local non- profits such as Working Wardrobes, KidWorks, Junior Achievements, Families Forward and Mary’s Kitchen to provide volunteers and raise money to these organizations and many others in the Orange County area.

Keiko Nakao
Mary Kay
Independent Senior Sales Director

Keiko NakaoKeiko Nakao has been building her Mary Kay career for 19 years. She was attracted by the company’s philosophy: God first, Family second, Career third. Her passion is to enrich women’s lives by raising their self-esteem by offering and teaching them how to use the best selling skin care products and color cosmetics to enhance their own beauty, and by offering them a fabulous career opportunity to attain their financial independence.

She was born and raised in Japan, and came to the US for her college education to become the first woman diplomat. She met her husband Gary and started working for a big trading company after her graduation. Working as a sales manager she enjoyed her work for several years, but after having a baby, she chose to stay home

Currently Keiko motivates and leads over 250 consultants all over the United States, and she is very happy about having her own United Nations. She has been training a sales force of thousands to achieve their goals.

Mary Kay Cosmetics is in over 35 countries, and it has the most number of women who make over $100,000 a year of any other company in America. She has been an official makeup artist, including Miss Orange County Pageant, Miss Long Beach, Mrs. Globe, and PGA (Producers Guild of America Awards), Pre-Grammy awards in Hollywood. Yes, she won the Grand prize on Mary Kay Nationwide Makeup contest out of 11,000 entries in 2011. She has been married to Gary for 33 years, has two children: Jeffrey who graduated from UC Berkeley and Loyola Law School, is an attorney, married and recently made Keiko the hottest Grandma, and Jessica just graduated from UCLA. Keiko loves being with her family & friends, reading good books, and traveling. Her key to success is to surround herself with positive people.

She has a bachelor’s degree in International marketing, and has 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do (She claims that she does not use martial arts in her Mary Kay career!) She has just earned her 12th free car from Mary Kay, and her 5th Pink Cadillac!