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Ecosystem Building is... (part 2)

publishedabout 1 year ago
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Hello Reader,

... and a good morning from the cold but sunny mountains of Virginia!

I recently joined Debbie Irwin and her team to help strengthen the regional ecosystem for women and BIPOC entrepreneurs as Head of Programs at the Shenandoah Community Capital Fund. Over the course of the next two years, our plan is to build capacity of local support organizations, build ecosystems within these rural communities and devise a regional outreach and storytelling strategy for the entire Valley.

I know what you're thinking: This sounds too good to be true. And I couldn't agree more! In between seasons of Ecosystems for Change, I'll give you a peek behind the scenes of my work here in the Shenandoah Valley.

Stay tuned!

The role of the connector

Charlton Cunningham talks about what growing up as an army brat taught him about building trusting relationships in ecosystems.

From Goldman Sachs to ecosystem builder

Denisse Rodriguez connects entrepreneurial support organizations all across Puerto Rico: We talked about diaspora, metrics & nurturing talent.

Each episode of Ecosystems for Change is rich with resources, book recommendations and events. Check out the show notes for each episode for a complete list. Here are some highlights:

In camaraderie,


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