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A CEO’s Journey in the Trenches: Moving From a Posture of Controlling to Receiving

  • The Engine Fueled by Ankura 2963 Sidco Dr., Suite 101 Nashville, TN 37204 (map)
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Do you wonder if you are faithfully working in your sphere of influence? Join us for teaching, tools, and stories about practicing work faithfully as we host dialogues with professionals from various industries.  

  • Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • NEW LOCATION: The Engine Fueled by Ankura (2963 Sidco Dr., Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37204)

  • Food: Full-course lunch

Join us for an interview with Patrick Woodyard, CEO of Nisolo, a visionary CEO trying to move the fashion industry towards valuing exceptional design, the producer, and the planet just as much as the end consumer. Through the tribulations of starting and sustaining an online retail business with counter-cultural operations, Patrick has experienced a personal leadership transformation around control and dependence. Come learn with Patrick as we reframe the idea of leading a company at our NEW lunch location: The Engine Fueled by Ankura (2963 Sidco Dr., Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37204).

About the Lunches
We use a practical theological framework to identify the inherent goodness of work, its outcomes, and the deeper questions it asks of us. The gatherings provide glimpses into common struggles and philosophical differences, and seek to foster the hope that emerges when we come to expect more from God within our work. Let’s work on faithfully working at work.

Patrick Woodyard

Patrick is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nisolo, an E-Commerce Footwear & Accessories brand striving to push the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction. Patrick graduated from the Croft Institute and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss, where he studied Global Business, Latin American Studies, and Spanish. After graduating, Patrick took a microfinance job in Peru, where he met a group of shoemakers who, regardless of their talent, faced the grim reality of low wages and unsafe working conditions that many people within the fashion industry face today. Patrick co-founded Nisolo with the vision to offer customers high quality products at competitive prices and manufacture them in a manner that champions people and the planet in the process. The brand has since sold products in all 50 U.S. states and 60 countries around the world and currently supports the livelihoods of over 800 individuals throughout its supply chain. For his work with Nisolo, Patrick has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, an “Innovator Changing The South” by Southern Living, and a Global Accelerator Entrepreneur by the United Nations. Patrick resides in Nashville with his wife, Sally Ward, and newborn daughter, Anna Campbell.