The first installment of Dreamers & Doers gathered a room of 200 young visionaries eager to learn and discover from the local luminary
Sarasota, Fla. (November 21, 2019) – A crowd of 200 young professionals, entrepreneurs, and community members came together on Wednesday to experience the first installment of Dreamers & Doers, featuring local changemaker, AG Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble and founding CEO of The Bay. The interactive event included a period of networking for young local visionaries, ranging from high schoolers to career professionals, followed by an open discussion between DreamLarge founder, Anand Pallegar, and Lafley where Pallegar used a live feed with questions from the audience to guide Lafley’s dialogue and conversation.
“At DreamLarge, it’s in our DNA to celebrate innovation, risk-taking, entrepreneurship and strategy. It was an honor to welcome someone who lives at the intersection of all these qualities to our first installment of Dreamers & Doers,” said Pallegar. “It was great to feature such an inspiring leader and connect him to our community through this series. With the success and turn-out of this event, we’re excited to continue introducing local luminaries to young professionals in our community.”
Conversation flowed with Lafley and the audience throughout the evening, featuring the highs and lows of his career leading Procter & Gamble, his reflection on his successes and failures, and some highlights of his life before and after his time at P&G. Some audience questions included curiosity about his inspiration and motivation, advice about cultivating young professionals in the community, and open discussion about his involvement and leadership of The Bay project.
DreamLarge hosted the interactive event at the Michaels on East ballroom, alongside an array of entrepreneurial partners, innovative companies led by young professionals in the Gulf Coast region, such as Adrizer, BOLD, Catalist, RevContent, Sarasota Ford, Sarasota Magazine, S-One, Tervis, and more. The next installment of the Dreamers & Doers speaker series will be in February of 2020. For more information about DreamLarge, visit www.DreamLarge.org.
DreamLarge is a changemaking organization. We are dreamers and doers, innovators and creators. We work to inspire, impact, and enrich our local community by cultivating thoughtful ideas and initiatives that we believe can sustain a long-term positive impact on our ideals. Our vision is simple: We’re dedicated to fostering a greater future for generations to come. We partner, plan, invest, and strive towards building a better community. Why? At the heart of our being, we truly believe in one thing. This sentiment is our guiding light and the cornerstone of everything we do: Wherever we are, whatever we do, we have a duty to serve our community. For more information, visit www.DreamLarge.org.
About the Dreamers & Doers Networking and Dinner Series
Dreamers & Doers is an interactive networking series that activates local and global influencers to educate, inform, and engage with young professionals. These become platforms for young professionals to network with experienced leaders in their field and learn about collaboration, communication, leadership, and ingenuity, as well as the ins and outs of their fields. Through meaningful discussions and thought-provoking presentations, young leaders will discover and learn from some of the most recognized, celebrated changemakers throughout our region and beyond. Dreamers & Doers is a platform for networking and to discover more about collaboration, communication and ingenuity.