DivInc was the first early-stage tech startup accelerator in Texas, exclusively for people of color and women tech entrepreneurs. And it’s an organization that’s on the move, expanding into other cities, focusing on social justice, innovation and serving women of color entrepreneurs through their Startup Sistas initiative. And it’s a pleasure to have with us now their co-founder and CEO, Preston James.
The need to “build back better” in the wake of the cataclysmic events from this past year is at the top of most people’s minds, but good intentions are no longer good enough… or are piecemeal solutions. Freada Kapor Klein, a partner at Kapor Capital and co-chair of the Kapor Center, understands better than most what changes are truly needed to assure for an equitable, diverse, and inclusive rebuild. And she is with us now.
It was an incredible declaration by the New York Times when it stated, and I quote, “The LA Philharmonic is the most important orchestra in America.” It’s also the orchestra that will be celebrating its centennial anniversary this year and doing so in a way that is befitting of that well-earned reputation, as above.
Denver: And this evening, you will be going down to Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C. to visit the offices of Arabella Advisors, a consulting firm that helps clients improve the world through philanthropy and impact investing. We will begin the segment with their chief executive officer Sampriti Ganguli and then hear from some of the other members of the Arabella team.
This evening, we’re going to head uptown to 103rd St. and Second Avenue to visit DREAM. DREAM, formerly Harlem RBI, has been using the power of teams to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams since 1991. We’ll start with their Executive Director Rich Berlin, and then hear from other members of the DREAM Team.