Panel of Speakers

In a session titled “Inclusive Growth in St. Louis: Embracing Inclusive Leadership,” a panel of experts from different sectors discussed strategies to create inclusive and meaningful leadership. Speakers acknowledged exclusive systems and practices that keep under-represented communities from accessing decision-making spaces and discussed strategies for extending social capital, financial support and building community engagement partnerships.

Panelists included:

  • Kiesha Davis, director of partnership and capacity building, Deaconess Foundation
  • Tiffany Day, director, Whole Family Approach Innovations
  • April Ford Griffin, executive director, Affordable Housing Commission, City of St. Louis
  • Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director, Social Policy Institute
  • Sherita Haigler, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, United Way
  • LaShana Lewis, founder and CEO, L. M. Lewis Consulting
  • Leah Moser, director of planning and partnerships, Generate Health
  • Claire Rippel, director, Neighborhood Leadership Academy Community Development Specialist, UMSL
  • Sundy Whiteside, board president, St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO)

This event was sponsored by the Social Policy Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

View recorded presentation.