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World of Good Development Organization Presentation
When: November 15, 2010, 4:30 – 6:00pm
An award-winning nonprofit, World of Good Development Organization reduces human rights abuses and creates a better workplace for millions of workers around the world by providing unique worker-centric monitoring tools and training to companies, NGOs, governments, investors and workers, creating a systemic model for positive change, unlike traditional more expensive supply-chain auditing firms. World of Good was established in 2005 as a hybrid for-profit/nonprofit model. The for-profit half of World of Good was sold in February to eBay and Greater Goods, and the nonprofit remains a separate entity. World of Good Development Organization has received numerous honors including being named a cash prize recipient at the 2009 Tech Awards for the Fair Wage Guide project.
Audrey Seagraves joined World of Good in January 2006 to build and manage the program work for the organization and was recently promoted to Executive Director. Audrey is an expert in wage issues especially as they pertain to informal workers. She is the chair of the World Fair Trade Organization’s Monitoring and Standards Committee and is on the advisory board for Speakshop and the Social Hotspots Database Project. Audrey has received many honors for her outstanding work including being selected as a 2009 Tech Awards Laureate, a 2010 Global Social Benefit Incubator Fellow and Young Alumni of the Year from Elon University. Previously, Audrey worked as the public relations and promotions coordinator for Foreign Policy magazine (FP). She was also a recipient of the Future Leaders of the World Fellowship from the Population Institute. In 2002, she participated in the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the Director of the Hometown News Service. Audrey has a passion for international development and extensive experience working and building innovative programs in developing countries. She believes the key to poverty alleviation lies in the empowerment of individuals through access to information and the creation of sustainable businesses. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated with honors from Elon College as a double major in journalism and communications.