2019-Thursday, April 4th – The Consequences of Taking a Stand

Triangle CHRO Association

Thursday, April 4, 2019
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Cary, NC

Event Details

Please join our next Triangle CHRO Association gathering to engage in good conversation, food, and drinks.
Many corporate leaders across the state and country have been taking stands on various political and social issues. Is the corporate activism smart, necessary, good for the company? When and where should you speak out? How do employees feel about corporate activism? Is it right to take a public stance on issues not related to your core business?

Our speaker, Aaron Chatterji, Ph. D., professor at the Fuqua School of Business has been studying the effects on the companies of these outspoken corporate leaders. He has recently been interviewed by or written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Harvard Business Review. Come and learn the ins and outs and potential consequences of taking or not taking a stand.


6:00 – 7:00 Arrivals/ networking/ drinks
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner/ drinks
7:30 – 8:30 Speaker and discussion
9:00 Meeting adjourns

About Our Speaker

 Aaron ChatterjiAaron Chatterji, Ph.D. is a Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy. He previously served as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) where he worked on policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth. Chatterji is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was previously a visiting Associate Professor at The Harvard Business School.

Chatterji works at the intersection of academia, public policy and business, investigating the most important forces shaping our economy and society. His academic work has been published in the top journals in strategic management, economics, finance and organizational studies and he has received several awards for his research, including the 2017 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in entrepreneurship, the Rising Star award from the Aspen Institute, and the Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar award.

 His new book, co-authored with Michael Lenox, is “Can Business Save the Earth?” (Stanford University Press).

 Chatterji has won multiple teaching awards at Duke, both for his teaching in the core curriculum and electives. He is a frequent keynote speaker and experienced facilitator who has worked with top companies in finance, healthcare, technology, energy, retail, and sports.

 Chatterji has authored several op-ed pieces in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He writes widely for management and policy audiences with several recent pieces in Harvard Business Review and for the Brookings Institution.

 Chatterji was previously a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He received his Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.


Triangle CHRO Board of Directors:
Christiaan Heijmen, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Jason Kranack, EVP, Banking & Operations, Square 1 Bank
Jenn Mann, CHRO, SAS
Lisa May, CHRO, RTI International
Donna Rhode, Director, Triangle CHRO Association
Michelle Strader, Chief People Officer, Zaloni
Ron Tomaszewski, VP, Human Resources, Butterball
Lisa van Capelle, CHRO, Syneos Health

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