Stephanie A. Wolcott
Stephanie A. Wolcott is a corporate social responsibility and communications leader recognized for helping companies do well by doing good. She has led large-scale implementation of social and environmental impact initiatives across diverse organizations, disciplines and cultures to strengthen employee pride, improve community relations, increase shareholder confidence and build corporate reputation.
In 2013, Ms. Wolcott served as CSR expert on the Antarctic expedition lead by the conservation organization, 2041 and the Global Himalayan Expedition. During both expeditions she worked with corporate leaders from around the world to create action plans to combat climate change.
Ms. Wolcott is Associate Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a platform for driving global prosperity through innovation. The KIN convenes global leaders from business, academia, government and nonprofits to collaborate around prosperity initiatives. She directs the KIN Prize, an annual contest that identifies the best action plans for social change.
Previously, Ms. Wolcott was CSR Director for Alcoa Foundation, developing their global signature programming with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and entrepreneurship. Prior to Alcoa, Ms. Wolcott served as Global Manager, Corporate Citizenship for Tyco International, at the time, a $40 billion, diversified corporation. Earlier in her career, Wolcott held positions with brand strategy and design firms, including Edelman Public Relations and VSA Partners, Inc. She is on the Advisory Board of the Social Innovation Summit at the UN. Ms. Wolcott was a YWCA Woman of the Year in 2006 and currently volunteers with veterans.
— Corporate Social Responsibility
— International Strategic Philanthropy
— Social Entrepreneurship
— Marketing & Communications
Featured Speaking Engagements
Sustainability: Corporate, Community, Individual, 2041 Antarctica Expedition, March 2013
MGMT S-4150 Principles and Lessons on Leadership, Harvard University, July 2011 and 2012
Corporate Philanthropy as Business Strategy, Net Impact National Conference, October 2011
Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, Daimler Sustainability Dialogue, BCLC, October 2011
Videos and Audiocasts
“Hurricanes, Bicycles and Innovation” TEDxLeh Video, India, August 2013.
“The Unexpected Social Innovators: Talking CSR and Cross-Sector Collaboration,” New Empire Builders, August 2012.
“What is Social Innovation“ Fast Company 2012.
“2011 Citizen Finalist – Job Creation in Jamaica”, BCLC Corporate Citizenship Awards.
Articles and Perspectives
“Our Last Ocean,” Ensia.com, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, 2013.
“The Cambodian National HIV/AIDS Program: Successful Scale-Up through Innovation,” Harvard Business Review, 2012.
“Collaborative Consumption, Doing More with Less, Together,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2012.
“Creating Jobs, Harmonizing Nonprofits, and Diagnosing Disease,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2011.
“Make it Personal,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2011.
“Listen to the People,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2011.