"Would you invest in someone's freedom?"
Join us in the parlor with special visiting guest Jessica Norwood, a RSF Social Finance Fellow in Integrated Capital and an immediate past fellow of Nathan Cummings Foundation. She is the founder of The Runway Project, a suite of strategies that increase investment capital, particularly early capital known as a "Friends and Family" round, into Black businesses using a culture change lens.
A former BALLE Fellow for local economies, Jessica advises and speaks worldwide on the intersection of culture and investing, emerging leadership, voting rights, community investing and black wealth creation. She is lifelong Fellow of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and Southern University College of Business for Emerging Leaders, as well as the Political Power and Social Change Fellow of the Hip Hop Archive at the Hutchins Center of Harvard University. Her innovative work in investing has been profiled in NPR, Next City, Essence Magazine, Conscious Company, Fast Company and others.
- Hosted by Orlando Bailey & Claire Nelson
- Locals & travelers welcome
- Thanks to support from Knight Foundation