Interactive Workshop (*Up to 40 Participants)
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Developing the Pathways to Thrive in the Emerging Economies

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In times of hardship, resilience allows individuals and communities to push through adversity, identify assets/resources and rebuild. Recent events including both a global pandemic and a worldwide reckoning of systemic racism in the US is begging the question: what needs to be built today to allow the impact economy to not just survive but prosper? As entrepreneurs and investors aligned with the emerging economies we need to have a strong understanding of the necessary skills to traverse the current conditions of our failing systems and rebuild one that is more resilient.  In this interactive workshop participants will gain practical tools and skills to increase resiliency in themselves, in their businesses and their communities.  Learn how to identify resources for ourselves and others to take the necessary steps in creating a more just and equitable world – hint: access to capital is only one pathway!

Confirmed Panelists

PAMELA CHALOULTCEO Practical Feet Advisors

Pamela’s career has been defined by a desire to serve–to develop, coach and mentor leaders–and to connect people with shared values towards transformational change. She is the founder and CEO of Practical Feet Advisors a boutique firm that offers Intuitive Mentoring, Strategic Advising and Convening services to exceptional leaders. As a natural relationship weaver, Pamela has a successful history of cultivating high-caliber, impact focused relationships and networks that lead to executive leadership positions at BALLE (Common Future), Renewal Funds and Social Venture Circle. She is currently the Board Chair of the TahDah Foundation, Exec Producer of SVI Women and Hollyhock, and the proud mother of a precocious 10 year old daughter.

ALLISON KELLYCEO, ICA Fund Good Jobs

Allison  is responsible for leading the growth and impact of ICA Fund Good Jobs in order to meet the needs of the region’s small business community. Allison has over 20 years of expertise in small business advising, lending, and economic development and she is passionately committed to equality and community empowerment.

Prior to joining ICA Fund Good Jobs, Allison was the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at CDC Small Business Finance (CDC) responsible for charting the course and developing the products and services needed to ensure that CDC continued to meet the needs of growing small businesses. She also spent seven years in various leadership positions at Pacific Community Ventures, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on helping small businesses thrive through affordable capital and free business coaching. Allison currently serves on the Board of Donor Digital and is an active member in the economic development field in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally through the Opportunity Finance Network.

Allison received her Bachelor’s with honors from the University of Oregon and a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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