Dr. Mehmet Oz Headlines the Sixth Annual Bentley Leadership Forum, in Cooperation with TIME, April 22, 2010

Apr 13, 2010, 16:26 ET from Bentley University

The Business of Healing Our World: Accountable Leadership In Action

Featured Speakers Include: Majora Carter, Environmental Justice Activist & President, The Majora Carter Group; Julie Cottineau, Vice President, Brand, Virgin USA; Margaret A. McKenna, President, Walmart Foundation; Ted Hoff, VP, Center for Learning and Development, IBM Corporation; and Richard Stengel, TIME Managing Editor

WALTHAM, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 22, 2010 Bentley University and TIME will present a thought-provoking half-day symposium featuring progressive leaders who are making a difference in healthcare, environmental change, commitment to society and acting responsibly, corporate philanthropy, and leadership development at the annual Bentley Leadership Forum.

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This year's Leadership Forum, the sixth in a series of annual events designed to spotlight critical issues in business ethics, leadership and social responsibility, will explore the need for accountable leadership.  

Held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dana Athletic Center on the Bentley University campus, the Forum will feature Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of America's foremost cardiothoracic surgeons, as the keynote speaker.  A writer, inventor and advocate of alternative medicine, Dr. Oz also hosts his own syndicated talk show on Fox Television.  Featured speakers also include Majora Carter, environmental justice activist and President of The Majora Carter Group; Julie Cottineau, Vice President of Brand for Virgin USA; Margaret A. McKenna, President of the Walmart Foundation; and Ted Hoff, Vice President of the Center for Learning and Development for IBM Corporation worldwide.

Richard Stengel, TIME Managing Editor, will open the Forum and introduce Dr. Oz.  Following Oz's keynote address, Stengel will conduct an on-stage Q&A session with him.

Majora Carter, environmental justice activist, consultant and winner of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant, is president of The Majora Carter Group, LLC, where she simultaneously addresses public health, poverty alleviation, and climate change as one of the nation's pioneers in successful green-collar job training and placement systems.  Born, raised, and continuing to live in the South Bronx, Carter's work takes her around the world in pursuit of resources and ideas to improve the quality of life in environmentally challenged communities.

Julie Cottineau is the vice president of Brand at Virgin USA, overseeing branding strategy for new Virgin companies in North America, as well as providing strategic brand support for the established Virgin businesses. Virgin is a leading branded venture capital organization and one of the world's most recognized and respected brands, having created more than 200 companies worldwide, employing over 50,000 people in 29 countries. Virgin believes in making a difference and stands for value for money, quality, innovation, fun and a sense of competitive challenge. Community interests for the group of companies include supporting sustainable development in the communities to which Virgin Atlantic flies, using their Social Lending construct to help facilitate business and personal loans through Virgin Money, and delivering simple broadband to places it has never been before with Virgin Connect.

Margaret A. McKenna was named President of the Walmart Foundation in 2007.  The Foundation funds initiatives focused on creating opportunities in education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. Between February 2008 and January 2009 Walmart, and its domestic and international foundations, gave more than $423 million in cash and in-kind gifts globally and was recognized by Forbes Magazine as the number one most generous company of 2008.

Ted Hoff, Vice President of the Center for Learning and Development for IBM Corporation worldwide, is responsible for leadership development and succession planning across all of IBM including assessing, developing, recruiting and selecting leaders for all business and technical leadership roles and designing and leading all learning and development initiatives for the company.

Hoff will be the featured speaker during the Tomorrow25 luncheon program where Bentley honors the 2010 Tomorrow25, outstanding high school juniors who have been chosen through a Bentley-sponsored international competition as our next generation of leaders. The Tomorrow25 have demonstrated initiative, citizenship, intelligence, technological savvy, cultural awareness, social responsibility, and a dedication to making positive things happen in their schools, communities and society.

For more information on the Forum, the Tomorrow25 and to register, please go to http://leadership-forum.bentley.edu/

TIME is a global multimedia brand that includes TIME magazine, the world's largest weekly newsmagazine, with a domestic audience of 20 million and a global audience of 25 million; four worldwide editions of TIME magazine, including TIME U.S., TIME Asia, TIME South Pacific, and TIME Europe, Africa & the Middle East; TIME.com, which draws 6 million unique visitors a month; and TIME's other brand extensions, including TIME Style & Design and TIME For Kids.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is a leader in business education. Centered on teaching and research in business and related professions, Bentley blends the breadth and technological strength of a university with the core values and student focus of a close-knit campus. Our undergraduate curriculum combines business study with a strong foundation in the arts and sciences. The McCallum Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and custom executive education programs. Located minutes from Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, the school enrolls approximately 4,000 full-time undergraduate, 250 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,400 graduate, and 30 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which benchmarks quality in management and business education.

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