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06 May: [WEBINAR] Impact Investing and the DEI Social Enterprise Ecosystem (Video)

Impact Makers Founder and CEO Michael Pirron is sitting down with Elisa Miller-Out, Managing Partner of Chloe Capital, a seed stage investment fund focused on women-led tech companies, to discuss how she became involved in the social enterprise and B-Corp space. They’ll cover her current programs and initiatives, as well as why diversity and inclusion remain integral parts of Chloe Capital’s mission.

IMPACT MAKERS – JOURNAL ENTRY #2 , “WHAT’S PAST IS PRESENT”

04 Sep: Impact Makers – Journal Entry #2 , “What’s Past is Present”

One of the challenges in having discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is in how deeply personal the conversations can be.  The words “systemic racism”, “white supremacy”, “white privilege”, etc. carry a lot of weight.  It is easy to become defensive; I know I have at times.  But in order to engage in discussions around race, I need to not take things personally. As a white male, I need to understand that society is not trying to punish or blame me.

Ways to Stand

25 Jun: Ways To Stand in Solidarity

At Impact Makers, we recognize that our actions alone will not address the systemic issues of racial injustice, but we also know we each must be participants in this movement in order to activate change. What is happening is a collective call to action and below are a few ways we can each independently promote equity and work towards a more fair and just world.

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18 Jun: Impact Makers Stands Against Racial Injustice

The world around us continues to make seismic shifts. We have all witnessed, with disgust and horror, the tragic murder of Mr. George Floyd. In the last couple of months, we have also witnessed the senseless deaths of Mr. Ahmaud Arbury and Ms. Breonna Taylor. It is beyond words. The violence and lack of humanity is too much to bear, and the systemic racism that perpetuates the social injustice and economic inequities must end. It’s not good enough for us to say we are not racist, we must be against racism and take action.