Season 2, Episode 6: Taking The Leap to Franchise
ACCELERATING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Welcome to the fifth episode of season three where we’re exploring innovation and talking with business leaders about how they have incorporated innovative approaches to the work they do.

In this episode, hosts  Veanne Smith and Sarah Lodato sit down with Creative Director Dayle Bennett, and Executive Director and Founder, Rohit Malhotra of the Center for Civic Innovation to talk about their work and how it’s shaping the landscape of Atlanta and positively impacting their fellow Atlantans.

What Will I Learn? 

During our discussion, we talk about:

  • The importance of encouraging community engagement in the workplace
  • Fostering dialogue about Atlanta’s future
  • How to stay grounded and practice self-care when your work gets overwhelming

Please enjoy our episode!

About Rohit Malhotra

Rohit Malhotra is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta, his hometown city. He has an extensive background in social entrepreneurship, digital communications, open data and community organizing.Rohit was named as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 30 Under 30 and in June 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Echoing Green Global Fellowship. Rohit earned his B.A. from Emory University and Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Rohit is a self-appointed expert on pizza and hip hop.

About Dayle Bennett

Dayle Bennett drives the look and feel of the Center and is responsible for building the Center’s membership base. Dayle has over 25 years of experience in branding and design. Dayle’s creative mind shaped companies like Hallmark, where she drove the Product (RED) Campaign, West Elm, and Neiman Marcus. Dayle is a graduate of the prestigious Atlanta Portfolio Center and hails from Baltimore, Maryland.