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Lauren McCann is Co-Founder & CEO of Procure Impact, a company that partners with corporations who want to leverage their purchasing power and supply chain to positively impact the communities they serve. Procure Impact works collaboratively with procurement, retail, and purchasing departments to identify and source hand-crafted and high-quality products manufactured exclusively by employment social enterprises that give job opportunities to veterans, refugees, individuals with disabilities, and those experiencing barriers to work such as poverty, homelessness, mental health & trauma, and addiction in the United States. Lauren is also the Founder of CALLIOPE, a mission-driven impact studio and consulting firm that builds, grows, scales, and invests in models that maximize human dignity, transformation, and social impact. Lauren previously served as Executive Vice President of the Stand Together Foundation, where she co-developed the vision, model, and approach to the foundation's venture philanthropy that helps grow and scale innovative models that help break the cycle of poverty. Prior to joining Stand Together, Lauren served as vice president of strategic development for the National Association of Manufacturers. Lauren held additional roles in external relations at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She is currently on the board of directors for the National Black Bank Foundation, dedicated to revitalizing black banks and closing the racial wealth gap and The Phoenix, a sober active community which has helped over 60,000 people grow stronger together, overcome the stigma of addiction, and rise to their full potential. Lauren is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.