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The Birthing of a Promise

Forward 40 will highlight the experiences of 40 women of color on the rise in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors.

Forward 40 is an ode to our foremothers, a healing circle of our unique experiences in the nonprofit and social impact space and a reverence of our service for and with our communities across the globe.

This is a platform far greater than the offices, cubicles, co-working spaces and homes that have tested our creative call to serve, our call to impact.



highlighting the experiences of women of color



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Our THIRD Guest

Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo is the Co-Founder of DIFFVelopment. Esi is committed to re-empowering people of African descent by holistically empowering college students to disrupt negative patterns of history through personal development and entrepreneurship. If she had to describe herself in one sentence, she would say that she "is passionate about all things authentic and puts nothing above her freedom." Esi holds an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford, UK, a BA in Afro-American Studies and Psychology from Smith College, and a certificate in African Studies from the Five College Consortium. She has also studied in Uganda, Rwanda and Ghana.

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