036: Shannon Warren champions business ethics in Oklahoma
Shannon Warren answered a challenge from one of her college professors in 2003, which evolved into a statewide initiative known as the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium. On this episode of the Spirit of Leading podcast, Shannon tells her story and discusses the importance of the ethics movement in all aspects of our lives.
The discussion between what is legal and what is right is an ages old controversy. It is always relevant and, perhaps, never more relevant than it is today with so many global issues in politics, business, finance, economics, and religion. Crises abound in which what is ethical must drive what is legal.
What began as a small discussion group in October 2003, is not supported by over 200 companies comprising chapters in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Both chapters present monthly programs featuring local and national speakers on business ethics.
OK Ethics presents a series of annual awards to companies and individuals for their exemplary leadership and demonstration of ethical practices.
The Student Education and Ethcs Development Foundation (S.E.E.D.) sprouted from the original OK Ethics Foundation. S.E.E.D. works with high school and university students and sponsors annual student ethics bowl competitions.