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Caring Economy Campaign Launched New Measures Beyond GDP, Online Panel Kick-off Event

SWEI Launch Press ReleaseThe Caring Economy Launched the Social Wealth Economic Indicators with an Online Panel Discussion, bringing together a distinguished panel of experts and advocates, moderated by Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Media.

  • When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern).
  • Where: On our Google Hangout.
  • Who Should Attend: The panel discussion is open to any and all individuals and organizations with an interest in a new economic framework of care.
  • Agenda: 10:00 - 10:15 An introduction to the SWEI history and initiative by Dr. Riane Eisler; 10:15 - 10:45 Panel Discussion - Introductions by Carol Evans, Panelists discuss how SWEIs compliment their respective work; 10:45 - 11:00 Questions for Panelists and Open Discussion - Panelists will field questions about application for SWEIs in their work and directions for the future.



Our Panelists

Our Panelists

    Riane Eisler

    The Caring Economy Campaign was inspired by Eisler’s book The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics – hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking,” Peter Senge as “desperately needed,” Gloria Steinem as “revolutionary,” and Jane Goodall as “a call for action.” Eisler’s work on cultural transformation as a social scientist, attorney, and author has inspired both scholars and social activists. She has been a leader in the movement for peace, sustainability, and economic equity, and her pioneering work in human rights expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. She is co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) with Nobel Peace laureate Betty Williams.

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    Dr. Eisler is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 25 foreign editions, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, Urdu, and Arabic, and is the author of numerous other books and articles. She keynotes conferences and speaks at universities worldwide, and consults to business and government on applications of the partnership model introduced in her work. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly and other venues have included invitations from heads of State. She is a member of the Club of Rome, a Councilor of the World Future Council, a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and World Business Academy, and a commissioner of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, along with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual leaders. Dr. Eisler is the only woman among 20 great thinkers including Hegel, Adam Smith, Marx, and Toynbee selected for inclusion in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians in recognition of the lasting importance of her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist. She has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees, the Alice Paul ERA Education Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is included in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.

        Indradeep Ghosh

        Indradeep Ghosh is currently a Professor of Economics at Haverford College. He has a PhD. (2007) from MIT in macroeconomics and international economics, and he has published research on current account dynamics, foreign direct investment, and international trade in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Economy Journal, and Review of Development Studies. At Haverford, Indradeep has taught courses in Introductory Economics, International Economics, Financial Economics, and Money and Banking.

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        After the 2008 Financial Crisis, Indradeep began to appreciate that traditional economic models offer very skewed representations of actual economic reality and in many ways create the very same present-day economic problems that they seek to alleviate. Accordingly, he began to develop a more dialogical orientation in his thinking and scholarship, actively seeking out dialogue with scholars in the other social sciences and in the humanities in an effort to develop a more integral understanding of the economic problems facing humanity in the present day. His scholarly interests shifted towards alternative economic models, interdisciplinary approaches to economic problems, and issues of economic equity and justice. In 2013, Indradeep was certified as a Caring Economy Conversation Leader, and has been volunteering part of his time since December 2013 to conceiving and executing the Social Wealth Indicators project.

            Carol Evans


            Carol Evans is the president and founder of Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corp. Working Mother Media includes Working Mother magazine,, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Diversity Best Practices.

                Dr. Gail Christopher

                Dr. Gail Christopher is vice president for programs and senior advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She is a nationally recognized leader in health policy, with particular expertise and experience on issues of concern to African Americans and other minority populations. Gail has more than 20 years experience in designing and managing national initiatives and nonprofit organizations.

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                She brings extensive knowledge and experience in creating a comprehensive approach to well-being and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work to infuse holistic health and diversity concepts into public sector programs and policy discourse. Her distinguished career and contributions to public service were honored in 1996 when she was elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2007 she received the Leadership Award from the Health Brain Trust of the Congressional Black Caucus for her work in reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. A prolific writer and presenter, Gail is the author or co-author of three books, a monthly column in the Federal Times, and more than 250 articles, presentations, and publications. Her national print and broadcast media credits are numerous, and include The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Dallas, Times, National Journal, Essence, “Good Morning America,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” National Public Radio, and documentaries on PBS and CBS. Prior to joining the Foundation, Gail was vice president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Office of Health, Women and Families in Washington, D.C. There, she led the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, a multi-year initiative created to engage underserved, racial, and ethnic minorities in health policy discussions. Previously, she was guest scholar in the governance studies department at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and executive director of the Institute for Government Innovation at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has additional experience at the National Academy of Public Administration, Howard University School of Divinity, Americans All National Education Program, and Family Resource Coalition of America. She has also launched, led, and managed three public commissions. Under her sponsorship, the landmark Dellums Commission research into conditions faced by young men of color produced policy recommendations to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.


                    Ai-jen Poo

                    Ai-jen Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010.

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                    In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers convening, out of which formed the NDWA. As Co-director of Caring Across Generations, Ai-jen leads a movement that is inspiring thousands of careworkers, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and lawmakers to work together to ensure that all people can mature in this country with dignity, security and independence. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, and the National Council on Aging. She is a 2014 MacArthur Foundation fellow, a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Other accolades include the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award, the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award, and Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list.

                        Eric Norman

                        Eric Norman is Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 Company. He joined Cardinal Health in 2001 and currently leads Compensation, Benefits, Talent Acquisition and Corporate HR Business Partners. Eric is engaged in the Cardinal Health Partners Leading Change initiatives supporting the engagement of men in gender partnership with women, as well as a leadership team member of the African American Employee Resource Group.

                            W. Steven Barnett

                            W. Steven Barnett is a Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University. His research includes studies of the economics of early care and education including costs and benefits, the long-term effects of preschool programs on children’s learning and development, and the distribution of educational opportunities. Dr. Barnett earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.

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                            He has authored or co-authored over 180 publications. Research interests include the economics of human development and practical policies for translating research findings into effective public investments. His best known works include: reviews of the research on long-term effects; benefit-cost analyses of the Perry Preschool and Abecedarian programs; randomized trials comparing alternative approaches to educating children including length of day, monolingual versus dual-language immersion, the Tools of the Mind curriculum; and the series of State Preschool Yearbooks providing annual state-by-state analyses of progress in public pre-K.


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                              Would you like your organization to be one of dozens of groups around the world who support the Social Wealth Economic Indicators, and support the inclusion of care in economic metrics to advocate for caring policies? You can support this work in two ways:

                                • 1: Join the Caring Economy Coalition
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                              If you see opportunity for deeper alignment and intellectual partnership with the Caring Economy Campaign or the Center for Partnership Studies, please contact Natalie Cox, SWEI Coordinator at