San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
The BizWorld Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring students through the teaching of entrepreneurship, business and finance, today announced plans to honor John Watson of Chevron for Corporate Excellence, and John Hennessy of Stanford for Education Innovation, at the 2013 BizWorld Awards Dinner. The event will take place on April 11th at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown San Francisco, and in attendance will be the Bay Area’s leading CEOs, VCs and business leaders. The event Chairman is John Stumpf, Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company, with Honorary Chair Condoleezza Rice. The BizWorld Foundation, Chevron and Stanford are investing in the leaders of tomorrow, with a shared belief in the potential of all children and a common mission to support our youth in becoming the next great entrepreneurs and innovators.
BizWorld Founder, Tim Draper, admires both Mr. Watson and Mr. Hennessy’s commitment to ensuring future economic health and encouraging innovation in the realms of education and business. “The BizWorld Foundation’s mission is to inspire future entrepreneurs and business leaders by providing students with the skills necessary to compete and thrive as adults. Mr. Hennessy and Mr. Watson serve as brilliant examples of what it means to achieve success, and positively impact industries and communities. Their presence at this event demonstrates their belief that every young person deserves the tools needed to fulfill his or her potential,” says Draper.
John Watson, Chairman and CEO of Chevron, expressed appreciation for the opportunity to exhibit Chevron’s promise to the next generation. “Chevron works continuously to deliver the reliable and affordable energy that supports our nation’s economic prosperity. Equipping students with the skills they need to compete in a global marketplace is a critical part of helping them achieve their goals. Chevron supports The BizWorld Foundation’s mission, and joins them in their efforts to foster innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in young people.”
John Hennessy of Stanford shared similar sentiments in stating, “Stanford University is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and its history of educating students to be leaders and innovators. To compete and succeed in the 21st century, young people must receive the mentoring, education and encouragement that will allow them to develop new ideas, to take risks, to reach their full potential. It is an honor to join The BizWorld Foundation in encouraging the next generation to strive to make a difference.”
Mr. Hennessy, Mr. Watson and The BizWorld Foundation are united in their commitment to invest in the leaders of tomorrow. All concur that if the next generation is equipped with an education in entrepreneurship, business and finance, they will become adults capable of finding innovative solutions to make a brighter world for us all.
Please visit http://www.bizworld.org to learn more.