Elizabeth Gore on Embracing the triple bottom line
President & Chairman of the Board, Alice and Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dell Technologies
- Oversees Dell’s advocacy efforts to support global entrepreneurship
- Former UN Vice President of Global Partnerships and first-ever UN Foundation Entrepreneur-in-Residence
- Chairman of the Board for Alice, the first-ever AI tool for entrepreneurs
- Multifaceted speaker with insights on the intersection of entrepreneurship, government, technology, and business
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Elizabeth Gore serves as the President and Chairwoman of the Board for Alice, the first-ever artificial intelligence platform for business owners. As a social enterprise, Alice is open to all entrepreneurs and prioritizes services for women, minorities, and veterans. Elizabeth previously served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell Technologies, where she drove initiatives to support Dell’s goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship.
Elizabeth personally advises the growth of purpose-driven companies, such as ride share commuting company Scoop, and is an investing Limited Partner with the Portfolia fund. In addition, Elizabeth is part owner in Gore Family Vineyards in Sonoma County. She is the Emeritus Chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and previously served as the first-ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the UN Foundation and Vice President of Global Partnerships, where she founded strategic grassroots efforts such as Nothing But Nets, Girl Up, and Shot@Life.
Elizabeth is a former United States Peace Corps Volunteer where she served in Bolivia, South America. Elizabeth has also been a leader at organizations, like the Points of Light Foundation, Share Our Strength and the Texas A&M Foundation.
She was named by People as one of the “Top 100 Extraordinary Women,” is one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Women to Watch.” She has been featured by multiple media outlets, including ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, Entrepreneur, People, and TIME magazine. She is a World Champion Equestrian, a sprint triathlete, and runner, and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis on behalf of the United Nations. Elizabeth is the Chairwoman of Rebuild North Bay, a non-profit leading fire recovery and the rebuild of Northern California after the devastating 2017 fires. Elizabeth resides in Sonoma County, California with her husband, James Gore, a California elected official, and has two hilarious children.
Unlocking Innovators & Driving Intrapreneurship. As Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Elizabeth Gore works to foster an innovative culture at Dell that empowers employees to develop unique ideas and build novel solutions to old and new problems alike. With this highly-tailored talk, Elizabeth—a firm believer that entrepreneurship is a “mindset”—explains how large corporations can unlock hidden innovators within their organization or how smaller businesses can drive scaled success while retaining an entrepreneurial and innovative culture. Citing the importance of giving credit where credit is due, creating greater access to tech and capital, promoting “fast failure,” leveling the playing field for all employees, and even being open to taking an outside-in approach to innovation, Elizabeth offers a road map for corporations looking to get ahead of trends and attract and retain skilled talent.
Women’s & Girl’s Leadership. Recently, Elizabeth Gore worked with more than 80 founders and CEO's to draft a letter to the president about one of the US’s greatest economic opportunities: Women entrepreneurs. According to Gore and her team at Dell, American GDP would rise by $30 billion if women and men participated equally in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Elizabeth talks with her trademark honesty and humor about how she became the first woman in her family to attend college and then went on to work at the UN and alongside Michael Dell. In a moving and empowering presentation, she explains the issues currently holding women back, including a lack of operational support and financial backing, and why, despite creating businesses at twice the rate of men, women are failing a disproportionally higher rate. Highlighting solutions as well as the programs she has personally crafted and implemented to help women globally, this speech is a powerful and positive rallying cry for women leaders.
Building A Purpose-Driven Culture. A key tenet of Elizabeth’s entrepreneurial philosophy is the belief that culture drives performance. In other words, the difference between good and great may be an invisible “it” factor known as purpose; whether it’s viewed as a mission statement, a way to differentiate your product from another, or a way to attract employees and customers, purpose sets companies apart. Going beyond theory, Elizabeth explains how to create and maintain a purpose-driven culture. Drawing on anecdotes from her time crafting multimillion dollar campaigns with the UN and at Dell, Elizabeth blows wide open the myths surrounding purpose-driven success and inspires audiences to build success stories of their own.
The importance Of Corporate Social Responsibility. With this talk, Elizabeth explains the difference between personal values and corporate culture and illustrates the ways these belief systems can and should overlap to better a corporation and its employees. She explores the delicate balancing act between promoting thick profit-margins and altruism, and illustrates how companies can be profitable while simultaneously encouraging positive social outcomes.
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