Our History

“ Jeff Klein, Michael Strong, John Mackey, Philomena Blees in 2009



ORIGIN

Peace Through Commerce (“PTC”) and Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs (“AWE”) were originally created as programs by FLOW in 2006, along with a third program called “Conscious Capitalism” (see www.consciouscapitalism.org).

FLOW, or Freedom Lights Our World, is a nonprofit corporation that was Co-Founded in 2005 by John Mackey, CEO and Co-Founder of Whole Foods Market, and Michael Strong, visionary and educator to promote entrepreneurial solutions to world problems.

PTC separated from FLOW to become its own free-standing, independent non-profit organization on November 9, 2010, committed to creating a world of evolving consciousness and peace for all.  That first new board of directors were:

  • Joyce Beck
  • Philomena Blees
  • Felora Derakhshani
  • Nitsan Gordon
  • Barbara Jenkins
  • Teri Johnson-Sapp

To find out more about PTC's origin and history, click here.

 

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