Written by Stephanie Terry, Executive Director and Rinnie Orr, Associate Director
At WEBB Squared, we recognize that community and network is everything. Building community means centering relationships. Relationships are a part of our bottom line.
To that end, we are building an ecosystem of heart-powered entrepreneurs of all backgrounds through our Commonwealth network and our partnerships. Our Commonwealth network is made up of entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, professionals and social pioneers that lead from the Heart.
Our Commonwealth members:
- recognize the radical power and profitability of authenticity, in business and in life.
- are mutually supportive as we collaborate in the creation of a new culture of equity and authenticity in the marketplace and the world.
- create a culture and meeting space where impact-driven business people can find their “tribe, their voices and the best version of themselves.”
Through the Commonwealth – we are engaged in work that shifts and shares economic power with Black entrepreneurs. Financial support from our corporate partners, such as Levitate and Brandfuel, make it possible for Black entrepreneurs join and participate in the Commonwealth.
Commonwealth meetings are Thursdays at 12 pm EST. Our conversations range from the practical day-to-day challenges of being an entrepreneur to the heartfelt, inner work of being a good human to conscious conversations on the challenges of Black entrepreneurship and racial equity.
This Thursday’s meeting topic:
It takes a village to build a community. We hope you will become a partner with us in building this community. We extend an invitation to you to check us out and join in a conversation. Simply leave us a message below, and we will send you a Zoom link and an invitation to our next meeting.
Today’s motivational quote comes from Robert L. Johnson:
Robert Louis Johnson is an American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder of BET, which was acquired by Viacom in 2001. He also founded RLJ Companies, a holding company that invests in various business sectors. Johnson is the former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He became the first black American billionaire in 2001. Johnson’s companies have counted among the most prominent African-American businesses in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.