Anika Jackson is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, and brand strategist. Her current leadership roles include serving as board chair for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and on a Planned Parenthood Federation of America national subcommittee. Anika is a co-founder of Learn Grow Lead, which funds education and other basic needs for poor, orphaned and formerly trafficked children, as well as a co-founder/board chairman of Houston Children Give Back, which helps children learn about their world, and create positive change.
In addition, Anika serves as a founding family and advisory council member for Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Center for Family Philanthropy. Formerly the President of the Junior League of Los Angeles, she has taken her drive to Houston, serving as the Junior League of Houston representative for the Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative.
Professionally, she consults brands and non-profits as part of Philanthropic Fetes, is CEO of Social Graces Social Club, and VP of Strategic Marketing and Brand Development/ Ambassador for Real Beauty Real Women.
Honors and Awards:
• Art of Leadership Community Leader Award, 2017 Honoree
• Houston Style Boss, Conscious Couture, 2017 Honoree
• Child Care Council of Greater Houston 2016 Honoree
• Recipient of the 2016 Houston Grand Opera 10th Annual Ovation Awards
• January 2016 National Point of Light Award (George Bush Volunteer Award)
• Named as one of Houston’s “It” Girls of 2015 by The Houston Chronicle
• Youth Leadership Council of Houston’s 2015 Community Impact Award
• Recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2014 HER Award for “Maximum Mom”
• “Inspirational Leader” Award by Los Angeles Foundation for Second Chances, 2014
Anika holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from The University of San Francisco, and is a graduate of both Leadership Southern California and Leadership Houston.
Tim Glowa is a marketing and human capital analytics leader who provides prescriptive insights to help organizations make better business decisions.
He is a results-focused marketing analytics and human resources consultant, with extensive experience and a proven track record of leading the planning, development and execution of high-performance business solutions that solve client problems. He has successfully conducted an exhaustive number of studies over the past 20 years for clients in the United States, Canada, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the U.K
A recognized thought leader for preference measurement and total rewards strategy development, Tim has published several articles on conjoint and Total Rewards and its applications and has presented on this topic at numerous conferences in North America, Asia and Europe, and routinely presents to C-Suite executives around the globe. Tim is also the author of the recently published book, “Measuring Customer Satisfaction: Exploring Customer Satisfaction’s Relationship with Purchase Behavior”, and co-author of “Total Rewards Optimization”.
He is frequently interviewed as a subject matter expert in many business periodicals including Harvard Business Review, BBC, CFO, Business Insurance, The Globe and Mail, Workforce Management, Managed Healthcare Executive and most recently Knowledge@Wharton. He holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. in Economics, and lives in The Woodlands, Texas (USA).
His LinkedIn profile is: www.linkedin.com/in/timglowa
As the Executive Director of the Biocom Institute, Liisa is passionate about all kids having access to quality education. Biocom Institute, the charitable arm of the California Life Science Trade Association, Biocom, focuses on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) outreach with the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering and the Biocom Institute Teacher Fellows program as well as workforce development for the life science industry with special programs for transitioning military veterans and disadvantaged youth.
In her spare time, Liisa likes to experiment with documentary film making. She traveled to Ghana in 2013 and is currently working on a short film about the work being done through the Children Helpers Foundation and the ambition of the team there to start the Helpers Farm. Liisa holds a certificate in documentary film making from Duke University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and earned her CPA in Michigan. Liisa lives in San Diego and enjoys skiing, surfing and rock climbing with her family.