Giving Compass’ Take:
• New Profit launched a campaign called #BreakthroughLeaders that profiles exceptional leaders working to tackle social issues. This post profiles Hanif Fazal, the CEO of the Center for Equity and Inclusion.
• Fazal’s goal is to be part of a movement that focuses on supporting everyone’s identity and work toward a society that benefits from and fosters equity and inclusion work. How can donors help drive progress for this movement?
In March, we launched a campaign to shine a spotlight on leaders across America who are taking on some of today’s toughest social challenges. We highlighted 20 breakthrough leaders from our network and the groundbreaking work they do every day. As part of the campaign, we also ran a nomination process where we asked people to share with us social impact leaders in their networks who inspire them.
We are excited to introduce our community to this breakthrough leader, Hanif Fazal. Hanif is CEO Center for Equity and Inclusion, a specialized consulting agency focused on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts within organizations, education systems, and communities. Keep reading to read the nomination that drove us to select Hanif and to hear about his goals and vision for the future.
What is your big audacious goal?
My life has been devoted to creating spaces in which people have what they need to thrive. I realize that in order to live out that commitment there has to be an intentional effort to dismantle and rebuild the exclusionary foundation that our country is built and consequently dependent on. I believe it is possible at a local, national, and global level, to cultivate an identity that is centered in equity and inclusion. My goal is to be part of a movement that shifts our collective consciousness in a manner that nurtures this identity and pushes us to live and advance it in every space we are operating in.
How can we make progress towards achieving this goal?
Equity and inclusion work starts first and foremost in the bodies of individuals. I want to integrate a trauma informed approach to our race equity work and our equity work in general.
Read the full article about breakthrough leaders who are working on equity and inclusion at New Profit.
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