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Conscious Capitalism: Elevating Humanity Through Business

  • 04/16/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Horizon's Conference Center, 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603


  • CAN Council Employees
  • Please email wilteam@wilgreatlakesbay.org for registration with payment by check.

Conscious Capitalism is a new business paradigm that encourages companies to embrace purpose beyond profit. Conscious Capitalism believes that every business has a higher purpose – a purpose that includes, but is more than, making a profit. By focusing on its Higher Purpose, a business inspires, engages and energizes its stakeholders.

Women in Leadership GLBR and Conscious Capitalism GLBR are proud partners in developing leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. Please join us at this luncheon to learn how Conscious Capitalism strives to improve our business, community and region.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Registration and Networking

12:00 pm: Lunch served

Reservations & prepayment required


Brenda S. Rowley is a founder and a board member of the Great Lakes Bay Region Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

Brenda is a lifetime resident of Bay County, growing up in Kawkawlin, MI. She is employed with Rowleys Wholesale, a family owed distributer of automotive and industrial lubricants, tires and equipment. Rowleys is celebrating their 97th year in business. Brenda serves as Vice President of Operations for their three distribution centers location in Bay City and Southgate, Michigan and Medina, Ohio. 

Prior to joining the family business, Brenda was employed with Monitor Sugar Company (now Michigan Sugar Company) as Vice President of Administration. In this role she oversaw the Human Resource, Risk Management, Packaging and Warehousing departments and was a member of the senior management team. 

She is a graduate of Delta College, Central Michigan University and Northwood University's DeVos Graduate School. Brenda has been an adjunct faculty member at Delta College and guest speaker for Saginaw Valley State University's family business courses.


 In 2002, after a 22-year career with Dow Corning Corporation (Midland, MI), Mark Sauter established GTP Associates, Inc., Growth Through People, which helps organizations simultaneously improve performance, people, leadership, and cultural vitality.

Mark has authored two books, available on Amazon.com

Bringing Meaning into Monday: A Sustainable Approach to Bottom Line Success (2009)

Finding Meaning in a Teeter Totter World (2013)

Mark works closely with GLBR’s Conscious Capitalism movement, helping put concepts into practice.


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Saginaw, MI 48608


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