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BOS (V) - Sustainability Lessons from Nigeria, Building a more equitable world (10 am et) 021023

Sustainability Lessons from Nigeria

How We Can Build A More Equitable World

February 10
10 am eastern
waste to product
Don't Miss this Amazing Story!
A Dream Come True

Discover how investing in women in rural communities has a far-reaching impact on individual women, children, the environment, and society, creating a more sustainable world!  

Women are trained to turn waste materials into products they can sell:  Fabric waste into fashion, cocoa pod husks into skin care products, bamboo and wood into crafts and furniture. 
Join in a conversation with TTN Boston chapter member Susan Galer (one of our favorite and fascinating speakers) and Tony Joy, founder and director of Durian, a Nigerian-based social enterprise thats proving women in rural communities are cool and creative!

Durian trains women in rural Nigerian communities to become self-sufficient, turning local waste into sustainable livelihoods  Susan has been providing pro bono consulting to Tony as part of SAP's Acceleterated Collective program supporting sustainability.  

You'll learn how Tony has realized her dream of becoming a social entrepreneur, paying it forward to help women build a circular economy while earning fair wages so they can support their families.  Hear her amazing story!
Plenty of time for Q&A.

Bos: joy
Tony Joy is passionate about rural development.  Founder of Durian, she is supporting marginalized groups, helping them to lead better lives.  A recipient of many awards, Joy engages women to lead the process of change in creating the communities of the future; circular, creative and empowered by rural women. She will lead the conversation on the meaning of development for rural communities.

Tony Joy is a LEAP Africa SIP fellow (2016), Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, runner-up for Queen Young Leaders Award (2015), awardee of WIMBIZ Impact Investment Award (2016), volunteer with Voluntary Service Overseas' VSO/ICS program, an alumnus of the Kanthari Institute in India (2017), 2019 Nominee of the Future Africa Awards and an Ashoka Fellow.

Bos SGaler
Susan Galer, Communications Director at SAP, is an Employee Brand Journalist and video reporter covering innovation. She has over 20 years of business-to-business experience managing all aspects of the marketing and communications mix for global companies.

At SAP, she is a brand journalist, regularly blogging on the SAP News Center, SAP BrandVoice on Forbes, and the SAP Community. She covers innovations including blockchain, machine learning, robotics and internet of things.  Susan is the onsite video reporter at SAP TechEd and covers other major events including SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP Airba Live, and SuccessConnect.  She also works with industry analysts, writing strategic business analyses on competitive, vertical and technology topics.  Susan was previously Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller, where she launched and led the agency's worldwide industry Analyst Relations (AR) Practice.
Susan holds a B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University. 


Friday, February 10, 2023, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Ginny Kiefer
Open to All
Registration is required before Friday, February 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Event fees are non-refundable