Black Nonprofit Leaders Symposium: Being A Black Leader in Today's World

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Friday, November 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

What does it take to be a black leader in todays world?

This year has been a challenging year. We started the year with everything in our world-changing because of COVID. Then, we experienced a racial reckoning in the US. For many black leaders, this time has been particularly difficult.

Join other black non-profit leaders for a virtual symposium about what it takes to be a successful black leader in today’s world. 

In this interactive event, we will discuss resiliency, self-care, and the importance of mentor relationships. Our speakers will inspire you with a short keynote session, then deep dive into one of our three sub-topics in a breakout room.

Attendees will hear from each of the three speakers, then participate in one of our three breakout sessions.

Hosted, designed and led by Together SC's Black Nonprofit Leaders Group Leadership Team.

*Note: This call is specifically designed only for black leaders.

Great Pre-Reading Resources!

* An inspiring letter on why Black leaders should attend the symposium from Les Echols, Black Nonprofit Leaders Group Leadership Team member. 

* "Leading While Black: A Story of Double Consciousness, Decolonization & Healing"  - Nonprofit Quarterly, November 2

Facilitated by:

About our Team — Sharp Brain Consulting

Jessic Sharp,

Founder & CEO, Sharp Brain Consulting

Quinetha Frasier (@TheQBrand) | Twitter

Quinetha Frasier,

CEO, The Que Brand

Guest Speakers:

Caroline Caldwell

Executive Director,

New Mind Health and Care

Tiffany Santagati-Simpson (santagatisimpso) on Pinterest

Tiffany Santagati,

Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Executive,

Community First Bank

Vice Chair, Children's Trust of SC

Profile photo of Ebony Sullivan

Ebony Sullivan,

Chief Operating Officer,

Cassy Electric LLC

Alecia Brewster
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Alecia Brewster Program Director Sustaining Way
amber Pendergraph-leak
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amber Pendergraph-leak Lead Doula BirthMatters
A'Netra Hardy
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A'Netra Hardy Regional Outreach Paralegal SC Legal Services
Barbara Black
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Barbara Black Founder/CEO Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc
Bonita Clemons
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Bonita Clemons South Carolina Community Health Worker Association
Brianna Johnson
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Brianna Johnson Community Service Representative Berkeley Electric Cooperative
Britney Mazyck
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Britney Mazyck Operations Manager Community Initiatives, Inc.
Caroline Caldwell
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Caroline Caldwell Executive Director New Mind Health and Care
Charles Weathers
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Charles Weathers Consultant The Weathers Group
Crystal Campbell
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Crystal Campbell Executive Director Dorchester County First Steps
Delores Dacosta
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Delores Dacosta Executive Director CMA
Donn Mack
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Donn Mack Adminstrative Assistant South Carolina Community Health Worker Association
Dorlisa Evans
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Dorlisa Evans Founder Visions of Women
Dwana Doctor
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Dwana Doctor Executive Director Hampton County First Steps
Ericka Plater
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Ericka Plater Executive Director Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
Ericka Wooten
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Ericka Wooten Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
Erin Johnson
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Erin Johnson Vice President for Community Investment Central Carolina Community Foundation
Fallon Green
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Fallon Green Grant Writer Love House Learning Academy
Gaynelle Johson Dantzler
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Gaynelle Johson Dantzler Executive Director Extra Mile Club of the Lowcountry
Gloria Holland
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Gloria Holland Instructor/Trainer Early Childhood International Training Center
Jannie Harriot
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Jannie Harriot Executive Director WeGOJA (Formerly South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation
Jennifer Robinson
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Jennifer Robinson Executive Director Empowered to Heal
Jessica Sharp
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Jessica Sharp Founder Sharp Brain Consulting
Kabrina Bass
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Kabrina Bass Executive Director Midlands Mediation Center
Kim Archung
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Kim Archung Program Officer South Carolina First Steps
Kimberly Love
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Kimberly Love Board Chair Killingsworth, Inc.
Linda Perkins
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Linda Perkins Office Manager Midlands Mediation Center
Madeleine McGee
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Madeleine McGee President/CEO Together SC
Mamie Nicholson
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Mamie Nicholson President The Self Family Foundation
Maurice Lawyer
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Maurice Lawyer Chief of Operations The Legacy Foundation of SC
Nicole Echols
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Nicole Echols Pee Dee Branch Executive Director Harvest Hope Food Bank
Quinn Hayes
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Quinn Hayes Midlands Branch Development Specialist Harvest Hope Food Bank
ReZsaun Lewis
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ReZsaun Lewis Executive Director Lowcountry Youth Services
Rodney White, Jr
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Rodney White, Jr Social Work Intern Together SC
Rosland Powell
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Rosland Powell Impact Services Manager United Way Association of SC
Schrendria Robinson
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Schrendria Robinson Executive Director Killingsworth, Inc.
Shawn Edwards
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Shawn Edwards Chief Diversity Officer The Citadel
Shayne Kinloch
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Shayne Kinloch Director of Operations Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative
Sherrie Snipes-Williams
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Sherrie Snipes-Williams CEO Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Simone Davis
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Simone Davis Development Coordinator Independent
Spencer Scott
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Spencer Scott Executive Director Florence County First Steps
Tamara Herring
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Tamara Herring Executive Director Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
Tamara Rajah
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Tamara Rajah Executive Director Skip To My Lupus
Tamela Spann
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Tamela Spann Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Hollingsworth Funds
Tannesha Clements
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Tannesha Clements Executive Director/ COO Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc
Teresa Goodman
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Teresa Goodman Executive Director Community Initiatives, Inc.
Tes Myrie
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Tes Myrie Major Gift Officer Coastal Conservation League
Theresa Roberts
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Theresa Roberts Executive Director Love House Learning Academy
Tiffany Santagati
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Tiffany Santagati
Tiquita Stewart
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Tiquita Stewart Community Health Worker AccessHealth Tri-County Network
Tosha Connors
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Tosha Connors Executive Director My Sister's House, Inc.
Tracy Bailey
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Tracy Bailey Chief Executive Officer Freedom Readers
Yolanda Anderson
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Yolanda Anderson Development/Donor Manager Midlands Mediation Center
Yolanda McCray
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Yolanda McCray President & CEO Black River United Way
50 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

November 13
1:00 PM Welcome
1:15 PM Guest Speakers
2:00 PM Breakout Session
2:45 PM Debrief & Adjourn

For More Information:

Rodney White, Jr
Rodney White, Jr
Social Work Intern Together SC

Presented by Together SC's Black Nonprofit Leaders Group and:

Women's Equity & Justice Group: Phase 1 — Sharp Brain ConsultingHarvest Hope Food Bank | United Way of the Midlands

Community First Bancorporation Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire  SFB Bancorp, Inc. | Newswire

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Electrician

Breakout Room Discussion Topics:

Self Care: Managing Your mental and emotional health

Moderator: Tiffany Santagati 

What are some methods, practices, inspirations, or respites that have been the most effective in helping you to work through work-related stress/pressure?

Venting: When Is the right time to “say something” to (black or white) dissidents?

Moderator: Ebony Sullivan 

Has there been a formal way for you to vent your concerns to your colleagues/peers or managers? What methods have you found to be the most effective in airing your point of view about matters related to race in the workplace/marketplace?

Surviving within the Sector: Finding Your Tribe

Moderator: Caroline Caldwell 

How has mentorship between Black nonprofit leaders helped you to endure and thrive in your work environment? In your opinion, describe the ideal mentor relationship for black nonprofit leaders.