Ask most successful people how they launched their business and they will say luck, grit, and support from friends and family: a spouse, their parents, maybe a...read more
We affirm that Black Lives Matter and recommit to that value in the wake of Duante Wright, Adam Toldedo, and Ma’Khia Bryant’s deaths at the hands of police.read more
In such unprecedented times, many find themselves asking: How can I help? My answer is always to lead with your heart and choose with your head.read more
An unfortunate CEO expressed what many other business leaders think (but have the sense not to say publicly): “I would love to promote and hire more...read more
Seeing a lot for sale signs lately around your neighborhood? But the prices are astronomical? The more you look, the more you notice that your neighborhood...read more
Right now I’m hopeful: more people are getting vaccinated every day, gender and racial equity remains top of mind for all even though a year has passed since the murder of George Floyd, and more money is moving into making a positive social and environmental impact. After getting my start in impact investing in the 1990s with Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, I’m particularly excited to see other corporations join the party. Many investors are requesting “education to action” engagements, which is also a change from just a few years ago. And social entrepreneurs like Kate Mortenson of iPondr, the gener8tor team, and Dr. Paul Johnson of Brown Venture Group, the heart of why we do the work we do, well, they continue to inspire me with their tenacity and brilliance.