Partners in Business Ethics Conference,  Francy Milner
Instructor, Sustainability Residential Academic Program
University of Colorado Boulder

In 2008, Milner created a course called Business Solutions to Global Poverty and her students wrote case studies for the Peace Corps, highlighting the efforts of Peace Corps volunteers who worked with microenterprises in developing countries. The course was fluid, innovative and experimental.  In 2010 the course was recognized by Ashoka as one of the top ten most rigorous and innovative exemplars of syllabi collected.  After exploring the world of social entrepreneurship with upper classmen and MBA students, she now shares the excitement of 1st semester freshmen in the Residential Academic Program at the University of Colorado, who are discovering and developing their own ideas for social change.

As a member of the cross-campus Committee on Social Entrepreneurship for Equitable Development and Sustainability (SEEDS), Milner has worked with faculty and students to promote social entrepreneurship. She created a service learning course for juniors and seniors at the Leeds School of Business called Business Solutions for the Developing World and an MBA class in Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets. Both courses involved experiential learning in which student teams supported the work of social entrepreneurs around the world.

Francy is an experienced employment lawyer and corporate trainer and is the former Assistant General Counsel for Legal Compliance at Coors Brewing Company. She has provided consulting services to companies on corporate ethics and compliance programs, compliance risk management and corporate governance through The Milner Law Firm.

Francy is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the board of directors of Friendship Bridge, a non-profit organization that provides microfinance and education for Mayan women entrepreneurs in Guatemala. She has also served on the boards of directors of other two non-profit organizations, The Conflict Center and the Colorado Judicial Institute.