Jan. 27, 2014 by Makaela Kingsley
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents
Post-Wes Journeys: Marcus Chung ’98 and Rebecca Knight ’98
Monday, March 24
PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022)
Bring your lunch and hear Marcus and Rebecca talk about corporate social responsibility, business writing and strategy, forging a path of meaningful work, and generally navigating life after Wesleyan.
A recognized leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR), Marcus has held CSR roles at Gap, McKesson and Talbots. Marcus serves as Vice President, Social Responsibility & Vendor Compliance for specialty apparel retailer The Children’s Place, leading a global team responsible for protecting garment workers’ rights and minimizing environmental impact in the company’s supply chain. Through partnerships with local and global stakeholders, leadership in industry associations and integrating CSR throughout the company, the Social Responsibility & Vendor Compliance team seeks to create opportunities where both the company and communities can benefit and thrive.
Rebecca is a freelance journalist based in Boston who writes mainly about business, higher education, science, and American competitiveness. A ten-year veteran of the Financial Times, she has worked in London, New York, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, she served as the FT’s Boston Correspondent, where she helped expand the paper’s national coverage of philanthropy and science funding. In 2005, she won a Milena Jesenska fellowship to complete a three-month independent reporting project in Vienna on Anti-Americanism in Europe. Knight is the author of the book, The Only Post-College Survival Guide You’ll Ever Need, which is published by Rodale Press. Her work has appeared in: The New York Times, USA Today, The Times of London, The Economist, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Boston Common Magazine, Knowledge@Wharton, Kiplinger’s, and other publications.