You are invited to join a conversation to identify opportunities to address equity and diversity in the Boston and Massachusetts local economy. A dynamic group of business and community leaders will connect with each other to establish game-changing objectives that leverage the strength of our various organizations through collaboration and partnerships.
AMIBA and SBN are hosting this interactive workshop designed to tap into your collective wisdom, and identify the assets we are currently undervaluing.
The conversation will focus on a means of engagement through principles of asset-based community development designed to:
Identify unrecognized assets and opportunities to support increased diversity in our local business community.
Change the conversation to include possibility thinking as well as problem-solving.
Recognize that the modern economy is a relationship-economy.
Develop a concrete plan of action that will move this conversation forward
Together, we will identify opportunities to address equity and diversity in our local economy, including retention of our place-based businesses. We see this is as another step in building on, disseminating, and acting collectively on the work many of us are already doing in this arena.
This workshop designed for a diverse group of business and community leaders with the objective of identifying and possibilities on how we can increase diversity and improve fairness in our local Boston and Massachusetts economy.
Who should attend? Business and community leaders committed to a more diverse and equitable economy. Continental breakfast and a buffet lunch will be included.
Facilitator: Derek Peebles, practitioner of Asset-Based Community Development, will facilitate the gathering. Derek also serves on the board of the American Independent Business Alliance and is the Director of the Economics of Compassion Initiative in Cincinnati, OH.
Sponsors: American Independent Business Alliance(AMIBA) and Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN)