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Allyship with the New Majority (Allyship pt 3)

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On whatever personal level you connect with the issue of bias and racism – or don’t – the numbers don’t lie.  Here’s a lay of the land: In June 2017, I was sitting in the first row at the Kauffman ESHIP Summit in Kansas City as Melissa Bradley, founder of 1863 Ventures took the stage […]

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This is YOUR job (Allyship pt. 2)

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“I see you, I love you, and I don’t need you to respond. I just want you to know.” This is what my friend Ace Callwood asked for in his article The Burden of (Finally) Being Seen. In the immediate aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and consequential outbreak of protests across the country […]

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Knowing what I know now (Allyship pt. 1)

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In entrepreneurial ecosystem circles, we have talked about the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for several years. In that sense, I consider myself fortunate to have been around empathetic and outspoken changemakers who have always stood up for what’s right even when I was unable to fully comprehend the extent to which it […]

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