Dr. Fiona Wilson | Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise
Dr. Fiona Wilson is the Executive Director of the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise at UNH and the Director of the Sustainability Institute at UNH. CSIE offers innovative pedagogy, applied research, and meaningful engagement opportunities for students and faculty from across the University of New Hampshire in “social innovation” – the application of market-based and cross-sector strategies to develop sustainable, scalable solutions to societal problems. Fiona is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability at the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Her research and teaching focus on innovative entrepreneurial companies with business models that are good for “people, planet and profits.” Fiona is also a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
Betty Woodman | Lecturer of Business Ethics and Leadership, University of New Hampshire
Betty J. Woodman is a Lecturer of Business Ethics and Leadership in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Betty received her Ph.D. in Applied Ethics, M.A. in Philosophy, and B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Previously, Betty taught at the Maine Business School of the University of Maine and Emory University in Atlanta. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked in engineering, software sales, corporate education, and executive management in the software and technology industries. Betty also provides education and consulting during the summer months through her firm, Contemporary Leadership Institute.
B Impact Teams
Founded in 1973, Timberland is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying – and protecting – nature.
Colleen Vien | Sustainability Director
Colleen Vien is responsible for setting the brand’s strategic direction related to all aspects of sustainability, with a focus on making products responsibly, protecting and enhancing the outdoors, and community and employee engagement. This includes internal and external stakeholder engagement, NGO relationship management and CSR reporting and communications. Colleen has been with Timberland since 2005. Prior to being promoted to sustainability director in 2014, she led the company’s Code of Conduct / Supplier Sustainability program, which today through its parent company VF Corporation continues to go beyond compliance and provide enrichment opportunities for partner factory workers. Over the years, Colleen has held a variety of leadership seats in several collaborative multi-stakeholder industry groups, such as Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Social Accountability International (SAI), Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA’s) Social Responsibility Working Group (SRWG) and Sustainability Working Group (SWG), the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the Social/Labor Convergence Project (SLCP), and Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS). Colleen is a native of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Cassidy Yates is a junior Environmental Engineering and Sustainability dual major. Her involvement with the B Impact Clinic is part of her sustainability capstone project. Cassidy is also currently working at the Sustainability Institute as a Zero Waste Intern and is a member of the Environmental and Water Resource Institute at UNH.
Brandi is a junior Business Management major with a dual major in Psychology and a minor in Leadership. Her research has been focused on leadership development and the role of gender in leadership positions around the world. She is a teaching assistant for the Business Ethics course and also a member of the student consulting team, Ethical Leadership Consulting. She is very active on campus and a member of Betta Gamma Sigma, University Honors, Paul Scholars, Alpha Phi Omega, and UNH Leadership Camp. She hopes for a career as an executive-level leadership and ethics development consult/coach because of the influential roles that leadership and ethics play on a company’s triple bottom line.
Katherine Auger is a senior majoring in Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Rye, New Hampshire. Most recently, she has spent the past two summers as a social media intern at Stonyfield Farm, a B-Corp Certified company where dignity and purpose for the environment and social impacts are held at the highest standards. Outside of classes, Katherine is President of UNH’s Women in Business club and organizer of the annual Women in Business Conference, a fellow and facilitator in the Civil Discourse Lab, and a member of Fraternity and Sorority life here on campus as a Head Recruitment Counselor and Fundraising Director in Alpha Xi Delta.