Voyage Chicago: The Road to Social Entrepreneurship

“I’ve had an interest in public affairs for quite some time. My introduction to being a social entrepreneur comes from my parents who have both served (and continue to) in public service. However, it was more than likely the countless times I tagged along with my grandmother to Southwest Priority Board meetings in Dayton, Ohio … Continue reading Voyage Chicago: The Road to Social Entrepreneurship

Invest in the Future

Are you looking for your next opportunity to make an impact? Consider this a sign and click on one or all three links below to find out how you can contribute to building a new generation of leaders: The Academy Group The Academy Group is a unique social enterprise that leverages earned revenue from financial … Continue reading Invest in the Future


Snapped a selfie with Kimberly Foster, Founder of For Harriet ARE YOU YOUR SISTER’S KEEPER? FROM BLOG TO MULTIMEDIA POWERHOUSE I recently had the honor of meeting Founder and Editor-in-Chief of For Harriet, Kimberly Foster. As an undergraduate student at Harvard University in 2010, Foster decided to start a blog with the aim of raising the level … Continue reading #blackgirlsgather

Be Encouraged.

What. A. Week... And it's only Wednesday. But I'm pushing through! How about you? Here's a good challenge to embark on this month or maybe even the rest of the year: Count your blessings more than your burdens. No, really. Start a Blessing Jar, a journal, or use Post It notes! I have them all … Continue reading Be Encouraged.

My First Step Into the Fear Paradox

I wasn't sure what to expect at my first Fear Paradox. But any and all anxiety went away when I met a really nice lady on the elevator ride to the 19th floor of Merchandise Mart. She introduced herself as just, "Lola." But I soon found out that she was "THE Lola P. Wright," Spiritual … Continue reading My First Step Into the Fear Paradox

2017 Hustle Her Way Summit

I had the privilege of closing out the 2017 #hustleHERway Summit as the moderator for a panel of female founders! Kyshira Moffett gave me a homework assignment that included doing more speaking engagements. Before I could come up with an excuse for not completing the assignment, she said, "I'm looking for a moderator for the summit, … Continue reading 2017 Hustle Her Way Summit

#GivingTuesday is the New Black

I skipped Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But I spent #GivingTuesday celebrating social entrepreneurship with uBack! #thatssoWiSTEM At the launch of uBack Giving Tuesday event. @1871Chicago @ubackforgood — Medici (@medicimuseums) November 30, 2016   #1871Chicago + #WiSTEM celebrated giving back last night with @ubackforgood! #upshow — 1871 Chicago (@1871Chicago) November 30, 2016   … Continue reading #GivingTuesday is the New Black

Black Girls Can Fly!

Black Girls (Can) Fly! is a play about a ten-year-old girl from Chicago named Bessie Mae. Drive-by shootings, school closings, and Black Lives Matter protests have taken a toll on young Bessie Mae. Her fear, of staying alive, has forced her to stay indoors. She does not understand why anyone would want to leave their … Continue reading Black Girls Can Fly!