CULTIVATING STRATEGIES, CREATING WEALTH AND CHANGING LIVES
We are a collective group of Black women working to advance the economic status of the Black community through strategic and impactful wealth building with Historical Black women since 2014. Our team brings more than 40 years of impactful community wealth building knowledge, skills, strategies and networks. We are experienced entrepreneurs, educators, grassroot and professional leaders working across the business, finance, education, nonprofit and community development sectors.
board members- left to right
Clara Akbar-Bey- CEO of Ahavah Birthworks | Dr. Rose Brewer- Global Economic Scholar and University of Minnesota | Marsha Howze- El- CEO of R’Sol & Events | Lisa Dunlap- Executive Director of Adults & Children’s Alliance. | Taalibah As Siddiq | Portia Jackson | Tonia Brinston | Emma Kasiga | Cassandra Silveria
ceo|president- Kenya mcknight-ahad
A resident of North Minneapolis for more than 33 years and a current graduate student at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Halifax (Canada) studying the management of Cooperatives and Credit Unions that centers of Global economies and cooperative economics.
For the past seventeen years, Kenya has served across the economic development sector in many capacities. Kenya has extensive experience as a direct service provider to more than 400 micro businesses through education, planning, training and other areas of technical support. Kenya has worked as a transportation equity leader on national, statewide, regional, city and neighborhoods levels for the past 8yrs. Kenya’s proven track record of success is demonstrated through results across regional policy, leveraged resources, human capital development and program support that advance racial equity.
ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP Kenya is a 2007 LISC Fellow, 2012 Hubert H Humphrey Policy Fellow, 2012 BUSH Fellow, 2017 Black Northstar Cooperative Fellow, and a 2019 Alafia Foundation Fellow.