Written by Stephanie Terry, Executive Director and Rinnie Orr, Associate Director
There are many factors contributing to the racial wealth gap. Generations of historical policies and legislations, socially segregated networks and internalized racial narratives have been translated as advantages and disadvantages passed down through generations. These advantages and disadvantages often inform the starting points of Black entrepreneurs when they start their businesses.
At WEBB Squared, we address these systemic problems in three ways:
- Unique entrepreneurial mindset training – Our unique training and coaching supports the deconstruction of any internal and external barriers our entrepreneurs may be facing, and promotes the healing, restoration and liberation of the genus of Black entrepreneurs, in full power, as we collaborate to establish their businesses to success.
- Conscious Conversations – Rather than training on how to have more authentic conversations about race at a future time, we create the space to have them now, with our WEBB Squared entrepreneurs and our staff team. The Conscious Conversations program is the engagement, supporting your organization’s workforce to experience a conscious dialogue with people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
- The Remedy podcast – We have vulnerable conversations about who we are as white people, as black people, and as human beings living in this world that’s so divided. We know we don’t have all the answers, but we do believe that “the remedy” lies in these conversations and the coming together as friends and collaborators creates a community that can address these issues.
Let us know if we can be in conversation with you about the systemic problems and how we can together be part of the solution.
Today’s motivational quote comes from Majora Carter:
Majora Carter is an American urban revitalization strategist and public radio host from the South Bronx area of New York City. Carter founded and led the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx from 2001 onward, before entering the private sector in 2008.