Making Equity Real: Noel McKenzie
With a renewed national and global focus on equity, the philanthropic sector is finally turning a lens on itself - following the path set by innovative leaders like Noel McKenzie, founder of Represented Foundation. Noel is a Black, Queer, Jamerican social entrepreneur who knows first-hand the obstacles faced by the communities Represented Foundation serves. Drawing from his own experiences with racial bias in nonprofit leadership, Noel created the Vision. Execution. Results. (V.E.R.) incubator and helped 30 Black and Brown social impact leaders bring new community-based services to 13,000+ people.
Learn about his community work as a Black entrepreneur and his #leadershipjourney, supported by the American Express Leadership Academy program.
Also, watch these short clips where Noel talks about the Representation of BIPOC Communities in Leadership, the Importance of Supporting Black and Brown Leaders, Communities of Color, the American Express Leadership Academy and Self-Care for Social Justice Leaders.
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