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 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM PDT

YBCA - Screening Room

Voice into Action: Integrating Community Expertise into Investment Strategy and Structure

To achieve economic equality, we must reimagine and reconfigure how capital and power are shared with BIPOC communities. While laudable, access to capital conversations that solely focus on dollars are insufficient for transformative change.

Not enough investors are talking about who is not just at the table, but who has the power to invite them, when (if at all) they are invited in the process, and how much (if any) true agency and decision-making authority they have over investments that impact them the most.
From truly equitable and generative partnerships between national investors, legal counsel and local communities, to infusing indigenous values throughout underwriting and designing financing terms in conversation with prospective beneficiaries, we are guided by a common thread: through action, not rhetoric, we center and empower the most impacted communities in our investments.


Eric Horvath

Director of Capital Strategies

Common Future

Keneshia Raymond

Director of Programs & Access to Capital

Startup Tucson

Walter Alarkon

Senior Associate

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Jaime Gloshay


Native Women Lead

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