Watson Master Course teachers are the world’s foremost leaders, entrepreneurs, and practitioners.

About this Event

Each week a Master Course teacher is invited to share their entrepreneurial journey and experience as well as mentor Watson students. Master Courses range from a fireside chat to an interactive workshop, and revolve around sharing best practices, learnings and failures.

During the global COVID-19 pandemic we have the privilege to offer four open virtual Master Courses to anyone interested in our programs. Join us for one or all of these courses led by diverse and powerful speakers!

The Schedule:

September 18, 9-11 AM (MT), The Anti-Human-Trafficking Crusader, Agnes Igoye

Born in Uganda during a time when a girl child was considered a burden, Agnes now fights against such prejudices as one of the leading crusaders against human trafficking in her country. Holding multiple roles for Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs centered on human trafficking prevention and awareness practices, Agnes also trains law-enforcement officers in counter-trafficking measures. With a $50,000 prize awarded by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation she founded a center for female human-trafficking survivors in Uganda.

October 2, 9-11 AM (MT) Helping Incarcerated People Stay Connected, Marcus Bullock

Marcus was incarcerated for eight years as a minor and served time in an adult maximum facility. When he was released in 2004 he launched a painting business and is now CEO of construction firm Perspectives Premier Contractors, which employs other previously incarcerated individuals. Now, Marcus runs a tech startup that he founded in 2012 called Flikshop which helps keep families connected to their loved ones during incarceration.

October 9, 8-10 AM (MT), Imagining a Different Future, Louise Kjellerup

After leaving her native Denmark to study at the University of Oxford, Louise started her career with software companies such as Cisco and Check Point Software Technologies, before focusing on the role of business for good, launching Cradle to Cradle and B Lab pioneering companies like method and gDiapers. She now serves as CEO for Volans helping businesses drive positive change, as well as lecturer at Cranfield University and the University of Exeter and part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 network. Her passion is mentoring young entrepreneurs.

October 16, 11 AM- 1 PM (MT), Erin for US, Erin Schrode

Erin became the youngest person to run for US Congress working to redefine civic engagement. Through her organization Turning Green, she has developed eco education and action platforms to mobilize students and the global public, including launching a youth education project in Haiti, writing curriculum for an eco-center for Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian students, and developing recycling infrastructure in Ghana. After Hurricane Maria, Erin led #ChefsForPuertoRico providing millions of meals and is now driving her non-profit, Conscious Kitchen, to serve meals to vulnerable populations in Marin County amid COVID.

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