Challenge Yourself. Disrupt the Status Quo. A Changemakers Forum.

Today is the Day Changemakers Presents
CHALLENGE YOURSELF...DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO
A CHANGEMAKERS VIRTUAL FORUM
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Virtual: Via Zoom (Cameras On, Connections Made!)



Change your mindset. Achieve your goals. Make an impact. Connect internationally.


What is a Changemaker?
In a world where things are always evolving, there remains one constant: those who want to effect positive change. This may mean changing something within ourselves, creating change for others, or challenging the status quo that surrounds us. Some may have already taken great strides in creating, connecting, and inspiring, while others may be starting their journey and finding their way. Whoever and wherever they are, these are the changemakers.

At the Changemakers Forum, you will see that anything is possible, both personally and professionally!

What is the Changemakers Forum?

Join changemakers from around the globe at this live international virtual forum as they share stories of how they launched their changemaker status, their expertise on topics that matter, and their insight on reaching goals during the most challenging times. They include guests who have appeared on the first season of the Today is the Day Changemakers, from CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and CNN Heroes to non-profit professionals, authors, motivators, and more.

Today is the Day Changemakers, hosted by Jodi Grinwald on YouTube and on multiple podcast platforms, provides weekly content to connect listeners to real stories from real people who are making a real difference in their corner of the world. It is currently followed in nearly 280 cities in 23 countries. The Changemakers Forum is an unprecedented opportunity to personally interact and network, on a worldwide scale, with others who represent diverse backgrounds and skills while sharing universal interests and goals.

What Can You Expect?

Participants at the Changemakers Forum will have the opportunity to hear notable speakers and engage with panelists and other forum attendees in breakout sessions designed to inspire and inform. Times indicated are Eastern Time. Mark your calendar for a day that includes:

10:45 a.m. – Global Mission Moment with Tanuja Dehne, CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

10:55 a.m. – Welcome from Jodi Grinwald, Change Agent, Host of Today is the Day Changemakers YouTube Channel and Podcast, and CEO of Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation

11:10 a.m. – Catalyst for Change Award presented to Dennis Budinich, Chief Culture Officer, Investors Bank

11:20 a.m. – International Networking led by Fred Wasiak, President and CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey

12:30 p.m. – Ignite Your Spark - Breakout Session Track 1

-Create Change - Disrupt the Status Quo
-If Not You, Then Who? If Not Now, Then When?
-How Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Challenges You as a Changemaker & Disrupts the Status Quo

Upon registration you will be asked to choose one session per track.

1:40 p.m. – Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr.

2:40 p.m. – Ignite Your Spark - Breakout Session Track 2

-Building Your Story & Creating Your Own Personal Brand
-How to Create Authentically Meaningful Relationships & Connections That Matter
-The Balance Between Making a Living & Making a Life

Upon registration you will be asked to choose one session per track.

3:45 p.m. – Not-for-Profit Funding Announcement & Closing

*Please note times subject to change

Changemakers



The mission of the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation is to give children the opportunity to find their own voice, increase their self-esteem, give them a sense of belonging, and provide them with positive reinforcement through the performing arts.