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Unid@s: Tackling systemic barriers faced by diverse communities through VC, media, and philanthropy

Cheryl Campos LaFamilia Foundation

The world is watching the U.S. and its efforts around diversity in entrepreneurship and venture ecosystems. DEI efforts are being scaled back across sectors. Venture capital and philanthropic firms funding diverse and underrepresented founders are being impacted. Yet, Latine and diverse-owned businesses continue to outpace the growth rates of overall U.S. businesses – in terms of number of businesses and revenue. Leaders are organizing and countering DEI shifts by building solidarity across communities and across private and public sectors. We are shaping conversations on diversity, funding, programming, and media for diverse founders and investors in real time.

Hear from Cheryl Campos, CEO of LaFamilia Foundation, who is uplifting Latine/x founders and fund managers. Renata Aráuz-DeStefano, Investor at Pivotal Ventures, is increasing capital access for diverse fund managers. Marcia Chong Rosado, Director at Cinematica Labs, builds innovation ecosystems that center people and the planet and collaborates across public-private spaces. And Lyanne Alfaro, Founder of Moneda Moves, is spotlighting Latine/x influence in business and our economy across her newsletter, podcast and national news outlets. She also works with underrepresented entrepreneurs to coach them on marketing and on landing press.

Meet the catalysts bringing systems change to the world of entrepreneurship, venture capital, impact investing, and media. Join us for an insightful conversation on the future of entrepreneurship, with healthy tensions. We aim for participants in the U.S. and globally, to walk away with feelings of resonance, learning, curiosity, and collaboration.

Track

DEI, Ownership and Impact

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameCheryl Campos
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationLaFamilia Foundation
  • NameRenata Aráuz-DeStefano
  • TitleInvestor
  • OrganizationPivotal Ventures
  • NameMarcia Chong Rosado
  • TitleDirector, Convergence Accelerator Coach
  • OrganizationCinematica Labs, U.S. National Science Foundation

Description

The world is watching the U.S. and its efforts around diversity in entrepreneurship and venture ecosystems. DEI efforts are being scaled back across sectors. Venture capital and philanthropic firms funding diverse and underrepresented founders are being impacted. Yet, Latine and diverse-owned businesses continue to outpace the growth rates of overall U.S. businesses – in terms of number of businesses and revenue. Leaders are organizing and countering DEI shifts by building solidarity across communities and across private and public sectors. We are shaping conversations on diversity, funding, programming, and media for diverse founders and investors in real time.

Hear from Cheryl Campos, CEO of LaFamilia Foundation, who is uplifting Latine/x founders and fund managers. Renata Aráuz-DeStefano, Investor at Pivotal Ventures, is increasing capital access for diverse fund managers. Marcia Chong Rosado, Director at Cinematica Labs, builds innovation ecosystems that center people and the planet and collaborates across public-private spaces. And Lyanne Alfaro, Founder of Moneda Moves, is spotlighting Latine/x influence in business and our economy across her newsletter, podcast and national news outlets. She also works with underrepresented entrepreneurs to coach them on marketing and on landing press.

Meet the catalysts bringing systems change to the world of entrepreneurship, venture capital, impact investing, and media. Join us for an insightful conversation on the future of entrepreneurship, with healthy tensions. We aim for participants in the U.S. and globally, to walk away with feelings of resonance, learning, curiosity, and collaboration.

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