Susan Davis

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Presentation Topic: Susan Davis, president of CapitalMissions.com, will teach you how to identify your destiny path and to use affirmations to fund it.   She’ll teach this in the context of how to identify your kindred spirits with similar values to launch a key innovation  you wish to manifest as a group, as part of the great global shift to sustainability and consciousness.  She’ll draw on stories of the 24 innovation networks she has helped launch over the last 35 years.   These networks have helped launch the industries of women’s economic empowerment, organics, solar, social investing, corporate social responsibility, micro-enterprise in Nigeria and village innovation in Ecuador.   She gifts her book about her own destiny path and about how to launch these innovation networks as an e-book – simply googleThe Trojan Horse of Love.

BIO: Susan Davis left a Division Administrator position for Harris Bank’s Personal Trust Group after nine years to start Capital Missions Company (CMC), a social venture consulting firm, in June of 1990. From 1965 to 1979, Susan helped start five social ventures: Boston’s black newspaper under publisher Melvin Miller (1965); an urban affairs publishing firm under John Naisbitt (1968); the country’s first minority enterprise publication (1969); the first national publication for working women (1969); and ShoreBank Corp. under Ron Grzywinski (1973). Susan launched the Development Deposit Program at ShoreBank as one of country’s first “cause-related marketing programs.”

Susan used these experiences in business and finance to create a unique networking innovation method now proven successful through 21 networks created over a 31-year period. This method, called KINS Innovation Networks, uses nature as a model for innovation following a simple 7-step method anchored by 30 people from 30 diverse constituencies.   KINS signifies that we are all one and that, in KINS networks, we find our kindred spirits.

About KINS:
KINS has been used to create a social venture capital industry (Investors’ Circle), a socially-responsible business industry (Social Venture Network) and a family office industry (Harris Family Office Management Conference). KINS has proved effective to target business parity for women (Committee of 200), to “make solar happen for the world” (Solar Circle) and to create a better mousetrap for venture capital (Solaria Investors’ Circle).

It has been successful in catapulting women into top financial management spots (Chicago Finance Exchange), in catalyzing civic activity in a major city (The Chicago Network), in introducing microfinance into Nigeria (Growing Businesses Network) and in showcasing social investment products (Making A Profit While Making A Difference Conference).

It has been used to teach wealthy women finance (Financial Forum), teach social investing to institutional investors (Triple Bottom Line Simulation), teach women investors to invest in women-led businesses (Capital Circle) and teach business leaders “EarthCare” (Kindred Spirits Network).   From 2005 to 2007, she launched the Tipping Point Network with the mission of catalyzing a globally sustainable economy.  She then launched a KINS network pro bono in Vilcabamba, Ecuador in collaboration with FlowFunding.org.   This success led to a year of travelling across the U.S. with her husband, Walter Moora, inspiring place-based KINS to self-organize in five towns at little expense to green their watersheds.   In the above efforts, Susan has either served as the Founding Organizer or a key founder and now shares the KINS method throughout her work.

Susan received a B.A. cum laude in Russian from Brown University in 1963 and did graduate work in anthropology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965-66. Her entrepreneurial tutoring came from her father, who grew the Bancroft Racket Company from a small to a large enterprise. Susan and Walter live in an eco-village in both Wisconsin and Ecuador and have daughters Eve, Blake and Julia and son David.