Women of Color on the Rise in Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

Sunday, August 9th, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Imani Missouri '08 is the creator, host, and producer of Forward 40(4tea), the first and only podcast highlighting the experiences of women of color in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors. Come join us for a 90-minute 2-part presentation that explores her motivations and highlights her achievements, including a real-time panel interview with several of her previous guests, who are boldly affirming their identities in the world of mission-based work. Imani expresses her desire for this program to create “an affirming space for women of color to see themselves in the guests and also provide non-BIPOC* guests an opportunity to learn, connect, and engage."   

* Black and Indigenous People of Color


This 2-part presentation will explore the genesis of Forward 40(4tea) and the influences that shaped Imani from her South Bronx upbringing, student years at Smith College and the New School’s Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment through Community Organizing to her current status as Founder and Principal Owner of Faith Forward LLC.


Following this thoughtful interview, moderated by Jacqueline Anderson, ’80, Imani will interview a panel of four of the many compelling guests she previously has featured on her podcast series, dedicated to showcasing the outstanding projects these women have embraced, as they boldly affirm their identities in the world of mission-based work. Imani’s guests will be:

  • Amber Gonzales-Vargas ~ Senior Program Manager at the Latino Community Foundation
  • Esi Agyeman Gillo ‘10 ~ Co-Founder of DIFFvelopment
  • Isabel Coronado ~ Next100 Fellow
  • Starla D. Hart, MPA ~ Director of Community Initiatives at 16 Tech Community Corporation

About Imani

Imani Missouri ‘08 is a faithful(filled) daughter, friend, coach, global and civic servant. She is the Principal Owner of Faith Forward LLC and also the creator, host and producer of the Forward 40(4tea) podcast, which highlights the experiences of 40 women of color on the rise in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors. Her career spans experience in the nonprofit, community development, and education sector.


For more about Imani visit www.forward4tea.com.


Topic: Women of Color on the Rise in Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

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You must be registered before 11:00 AM on Sunday, August 9, 2020, to join the event.

Limit: 100 participants.

The Zoom link and password details will be shared a few days prior and again on the day of the event.