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Annual Meeting


Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 111th Annual Meeting

Keynote Presentation
Elizabeth Gore
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dell Technologies
Emeritus Chair of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council

Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell Technologies and the Emeritus Chair of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council. As Dell's second-ever EIR, Gore was recruited by Dell's founder and CEO Michael Dell to fuel the expansion of global entrepreneurship with the goal of creating jobs that will drive the world economy. Extending Dell's global advocacy efforts to raise entrepreneurship to the public policy agenda, Gore is an ambassador for the importance of policies and practices that support and enable the growth of small business owners, including a particular emphasis on female entrepreneurs. She is a regular columnist for Inc., where she writes about the intersection of entrepreneurship, government, technology and business. Gore is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer, the first-ever Entrepreneur in Residence for the UN Foundation led by Ted Turner, and the strategic mind behind successful grassroots UN efforts including Nothing but Nets, Girl Up, and Shot@Life. Gore was named by People as one of the top "100 Extraordinary Women," one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business," and to Entrepreneur Magazine's list of "Women to Watch."

Elizabeth Gore joined Dell in February 2015 with the objective of bringing an outside entrepreneurial perspective into Dell. She works to help to open up the corporation's resources to entrepreneurs seeking to quickly scale and succeed in new and unprecedented ways. Featured on multiple media outlets including ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, Entrepreneur, People, and TIME, she shares unique insights into balancing doing good with making a profit, bridging the gender gap, developing targeted campaigns to reach global audiences, and bringing together policy makers and business executives to collaborate for the common good. She frequently campaigns in Washington for specific policies and practices that support and enable entrepreneurial growth and brings that expertise to every speech, allowing entry-, mid-, and senior-level employees to walk out with actionable insights they can implement to create positive change.

In her role as Chair of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, Gore focused on building global partnerships that positively affect the UN's most-pressing humanitarian issues. She was also UN Vice President of Global Partnerships, where she oversaw a $150-million campaign for malaria programs and a multimillion dollar partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has served in several capacities with the Points of Light Foundation and Share Our Strength and was stationed in Bolivia while working with the Peace Corps.

Elizabeth Gore holds a bachelor of science in Animal Science and a master in Education Administration from Texas A&M University, and currently serves on the leadership council of the Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is a personal advisor to many purpose-driven companies such as the women's accelerator Circular Board, rideshare commuting company Scoop, online and mobile fundraising platform Classy, and the innovative water company SOMA.

111th Annual Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

4:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Program
9:15 p.m. Post-reception

Tickets are $85 per person. Reserved tables of 10 are available.
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