topics

  • Global Education Innovation
  • Partnerships for the Future of Learning and Work
  • Scaling Impact
  • Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility
  • Skills for the Future 

Public events

Coming Up: March 9-12, 2020

SXSW EDU

Austin, TX

Event Details

Coming Up: March 9-12, 2020

SXSW EDU

Founder Vanessa Wilkins will speak about public-private partnerships to scale impactful solutions and her unique work at NIKE to close the opportunity gap across Oregon. Catch her at the event: Just Do It! Partnerships for Scaling Impact. 

Austin, TX

Nov. 13, 2019

Chancellor's Keynote Lecture, Victoria University

Melbourne, Australia

Event Details

Nov. 13, 2019

Chancellor's Keynote Lecture, Victoria University

Vanessa delivered the annual address, focusing on partnerships for the future of learning and work. She discussed how business, philanthropy, and all of us can help prepare our children for the future.

Melbourne, Australia

May 30, 2019

Gates Discovery Center

Seattle, WA

Event Details

May 30, 2019

Gates Discovery Center

Vanessa was featured at the center's AVID Empowers Event, where she spoke on "Creating the Future: How Nike Partnered with AVID to Fuel Excellence in Education."

Seattle, WA

Nov. 2018

HundrED Global Education Innovation Summit

Helsinki, Finland

Event Details

Nov. 2018

HundrED Global Education Innovation Summit

Vanessa was invited to the summit to speak alongside the world's most inspiring education innovators on the topic of "Helsinki and Oregon: Making Every School a Good One."

Helsinki, Finland

Sept. 25, 2018

National College Access Network Conference

Philadelphia, PA

Event Details

Sept. 25, 2018

National College Access Network Conference

Vanessa's speech was titled "Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How Employer Mentorship Can Prepare Students for Success Beyond College."

Philadelphia, PA

videos

How to Make Every School a Good One


HundrED Innovation Summit

Helsinki, Finland

What Will Your Legacy Be?


Nike School Innovation Fund Event

Denver, CO

Corporate Partnerships for Empowerment


Gates Discovery Event

Seattle, WA

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