Mobilizing Equity, A Gem of an Idea

Hosted by U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses
“We must become our own job creators, job innovators, and entrepreneurial disruptors in a world that is not colorblind.”, says Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle on mobilizing equity.

Join us as Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle shares her exceptional wisdom and leadership in this discussion of mobilizing equity for Black women business owners.

Moderated by Anita Russell, Principal at The Place to SOAR

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION

Where in the world are Black economists? Turns out that Black women economists are here, in quiet places unseen. Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle is a rare gem indeed as one of very few Black economists, and even fewer Black women economists in the United States. 

As the Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College, she brings extensive executive leadership experience in higher education, corporate and federal government operations. In 2015 she was awarded recognition by the Network Journal as one of the 25 influential African American women in Business. 

Join us as Dr. Rolle shares her exceptional wisdom and leadership in this discussion of mobilizing equity for Black women business owners. Topics include developing and leveraging strategic partnerships, small business development, and disadvantaged business development in spite of the pandemic.

Anita Speaks with Dr. Ram Raju

May 7 | 1 PM ET
Increasing Health and Social Equity: Preparing Our Communities to Be Healthy in Post-Covid-19

Featuring Dr. Ram Raju, Northwell Health
Moderated by Anita Russell, Principal at The Place to SOAR

Click to Read Dr. Raju’s Article:
“Thanks To COVID-19, We Can No Longer Sweep Healthcare Disparities Under The Rug”

The U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses (USCBWB) hosted Part 1 of its Virtual Health & Wellness Series, bringing together businesswomen, government officials, educators, and practitioners to discuss topics that promote greater health and economic wellbeing in Communities of Color.

Key Takeaways for Dr. Raju’s Discussion
We are committed to continuing the conversation and converting lessons learned into key action plans. Stay tuned for more.
  1. There can be no health equity without social equity—building awareness of this fundamental truth is a necessity.
  2. Increase multi-sector community-based collaboration and partnerships with efforts to build and support businesses that meet broader needs.
  3. Examine critical social determinants—such as income and wealth, physical environment, transportation and public safety—through the eyes of the community.
  4. Implement multi-level, multi-modality, community-based health literacy to increase the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information to make informed decisions.

Artist Tranikka Powell: The Lion Queen

A Passionate Artist

Hello, my name is Tranikka Powell. I was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and grew up with three sisters and two brothers. I remember developing my passion for art at a very young age when I would sit on the living room floor and watch my mother draw all sorts of characters with the most memorable being Sarah from “The Land Before Time” (as I really liked dinosaurs back then).

Art truly became a part of my life after family turmoil eventually lead to the separation of all of my siblings and me from our mom and each other. It became all I had growing up and for the longest time was my only ray of light against the shadows of abuse and uncertainty. Now I predominately draw as a means to make others happy. It’s God’s gift to me and though I may not be a Picasso, it’s a gift I really like to share with others.