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Honors Carolina Business Leadership Speaker Series: Bill and Leigh Goodwyn
October 11, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bill Goodwyn is Founder and Vice Chairman of Discovery Education, the leading provider of curriculum based digital content and professional development in the U.S. reaching more than half of U.S. K-12 classrooms, 50 million students, and 90 countries worldwide. Goodwyn is a 30-year veteran of Discovery, Inc., and has served in numerous executive leadership roles in digital media, television, and digital education. As President and CEO, Goodwyn led a management buyout of Discovery Education in 2018 and transformed the company into a global leader in education, the #1 ed tech digital content platform and one of the most trusted brands in education. In addition, Goodwyn launched the company’s efforts to forge strategic alliances with Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and associations supporting public education initiatives in the fields of STEM, sustainability, health, financial literacy, and more. Leigh Goodwyn is the founder and CEO of LeighDeux. Recognizing a demand for upscale dorm furnishings and the challenges of living in a small space, LeighDeux offers beautiful and functional bedding, textiles, and soft goods. Looking to achieve the sophistication of custom fabrics, Goodwyn founded LeighDeux with a line of digitally printed textiles manufactured in the Carolinas. Originally conceived for students living on campus, the LeighDeux collections are now widely sought after for everyday home. LeighDeux’s collections have been featured in O Magazine, Better Homes & Garden Magazine, The Washington Post, and numerous regional publications and design blogs. Both Bill and Leigh earned their bachelor degrees in Journalism and Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here.