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The Equity Imperative: Driving Social Justice through Innovation for the 21st Century


Meme Styles (She/Her)
MEASURE, President, Founder
Madge Vasquez (She/Her)
Mission Capital, Chief Executive Officer
Chelsea Toler (She/Her)
NOVA Impact, Founding Partner
Beto Lopez (He/Him)
Design Run Group, CEO
Preston L James II (He/Him)
DivInc, CEO | Co-Founder

Past versions of Social Innovation solutions have been great at addressing symptomatic issues but many lack full understanding of the underlying causes of the social challenges. The real design challenge for this new generation of social innovators is to combine a deep understanding of both racial inequality and social innovation to offer a more effective strategy for solving complex problems.