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Feb. 18, 2021

05. Honoring Black History Month With Inspiring Leaders

05. Honoring Black History Month With Inspiring Leaders

In honor of Black History month, Courageous Conversations decided to revisit a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Women’s Business Development Council last June, soon after the death of George Floyd. WBDC CEO Fran Pastore gathered a group of...


In honor of Black History month, Courageous Conversations decided to revisit a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Women’s Business Development Council last June, soon after the death of George Floyd.

WBDC CEO Fran Pastore gathered a group of accomplished women in leadership positions to discuss the historic times we are living through.

These women share their own experiences with racism and navigating stereotypes in their personal and professional lives.

They also describe what they are doing personally and what we all can do to address sis temic racism in our society

Joining Fran in this conversation are:
-Shante Hanks, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Housing

-Carrie Spell-Hansson, CEO, The Folke Institute for Transformative Learning

-Glendowlyn Thames, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

-Diane Winston, Founder and CEO, Winston Strategic Partners

-Vanessa Abrahams-John, Director, Global Diversity, Inclusion, Talent Acquisition at Linde, moderates the discussion.

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