Listen to a Panel of Black and Brown Social Impact Leaders to Support Racial Equity
Discover how Black and Brown business founders are creating change in their communities.
1 hour
10 to 30
New York, New York, United States
Best to book 2 weeks in advance

What you’ll do

Listen to the stories that inspire Black and Brown social impact leaders to create empowerment and equity for themselves and others through entrepreneurship. In this experience, you will join this panel of new business founders and learn about the community-based services they’re delivering to help people lead healthier and happier lives. Panelists are alumni of the Vision. Execution. Results. (V.E.R) Incubator, created in New York City by the nonprofit.

This experience will give you an inside look into the daily decisions that social impact leaders make for their businesses. You will gain an understanding of the specific social problems they are tackling and gain resources and tools on how to support their causes.
About the moderator:

Noel McKenzie is the founder and Executive Director of this nonprofit. He’s a Human Resources expert and a Diversity and Inclusion consultant and instructor with Parsons Entrepreneurship Academy. McKenzie is also a 2021 Black Innovation Alliance honoree, a 2020 BET Black Queer Excellence honoree, and an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy. McKenzie holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the New School and has helped over 30 Black and Brown social impact leaders bring new community-based services to 2,500 people since launching the V.E.R. incubator in 2018.  

  • Overview of the Organization (10 minutes)
  • Introduction of the Panel (10 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion (20 minutes)
  • Panel Q&A (10 minutes)
  • Closing and Sharing Resources (10 minutes)

What else you should know

  • This experience will be conducted over Zoom.
  • This experience may accommodate larger groups at different price points:
    • $1500 for 31 to 49 participants
    • $2000 for 50 and more participants

How you’ll make an impact

Economic Empowerment
Black Communities
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Your contribution will support the organization’s mission to provide BIPOC social entrepreneurs with training and programming.

This nonprofit exists to close the diversity gap in social impact leadership. It currently supports Black and Brown social impact leaders with virtual training and programming.

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