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    Sonya Jackson

    Founder & Principal, Mantra for Good

    A founding board member of Chicago Ideas, Sonya Jackson is a self-described Executive Producer of ideas that matter. She is a leader in reputation management, giving and social impact with more than twenty-five years of experience as a corporate executive. Her career pivot led her to found Mantra for Good, an organization that unites people to collaborate on projects to improve humanity, build community and impact lives. Ms. Jackson is writer, producer, playwright and activist who uses storytelling, media, technology and live experiences as a force for good. Prior to Mantra for Good, she served as President of the United Airlines Foundation, Managing Director of Corporate and Community Affairs for United Airlines, President of the BP Foundation, Senior Global Business Adviser for BP’s Global Social Investment Business Unit, Executive Director of The Sears-Roebuck Foundation and Assistant Director of the Sara Lee Foundation. Ms. Jackson serves on the board of advisors of the Truman National Security Project/Center for National Policy, is an Advisor to Ignite and an Operating Advisor to L Street Collaborative. Ms. Jackson is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Jun 11 2014

    6:30 PM

    **This Event is Currently SOLD OUT** Adam Grant is the youngest full—and highest rated—professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

    Tuesday, Oct 9 2012

    Sunday, Oct 14 2012

    Wednesday, Oct 15 2014

    7 PM

    Can one person effect change for many? CIW honors accomplished individuals who jumped on a mountain bike, picked up a guitar and stepped off the... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Cadillac Palace Theatre

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