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Tawana from Minnesota is working to transform Minnesota by ‘developing racial inclusive and equitable practices in businesses and communities.’.

Tawana Black is an award-winning architect of inclusive and equitable strategies that have transformed businesses and communities alike. With over 20 years of experience, she has gained the trust of executives by mobilizing stakeholders to build brands that diverse workers, consumers, and business owners can rely on. As the Founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion, Tawana is on a mission to fuel racially inclusive and equitable economic growth, and she has unlocked the formula for responsible corporate action to achieve this.

In Minnesota, Tawana Black is leading the charge to unite and transform the state's economic landscape. Through her extensive knowledge and expertise, she develops data-informed solutions that drive increased sales growth and performance in diverse markets. Tawana's groundbreaking employer assessment, index, and toolkit help corporations understand the impact of their decisions on employee productivity, business growth, and community impact. By moving organizations from stagnant diversity programs to anti-racist business strategies, she ensures that measurable financial returns and economic competitiveness are achieved for all regions where businesses operate.

Recognized as a national thought leader, Tawana Black has elevated the economic imperative for corporate action in closing racial wealth gaps and fostering shared prosperity. She has been a guiding force for businesses across the country during times of crisis, such as the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the uprisings following the murder of George Floyd. Executives trust her unwavering counsel in developing sustainable strategies that disrupt systemic racism and eradicate long-standing racial wealth gaps. With her services reaching over 50 businesses and educating over 10,000 leaders annually, Tawana and her team are empowering individuals to take anti-racist actions and build more inclusive economies using trusted and data-driven methods.

In collaboration with local partners, Tawana Black is also investing in Black-owned businesses and scaling entrepreneurship in growth sectors to seize corporate opportunities. By focusing on racially inclusive and equitable practices, Tawana is transforming Minnesota's economic landscape, ensuring that businesses, consumers, and communities can thrive together. Her leadership and guidance are invaluable in uniting and transforming Minnesota towards a more inclusive and prosperous future.

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Tawana's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Tawana’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Tawana will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Tawana’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Tawanna tends to be bold and direct in communication, favoring the big picture over details.


OVERVIEW:

Tawanna tends to be enthusiastic and decisive - keep your pitch energetic but straight to the point. Don't bring in irrelevant or overly detailed information.

What comes naturally to Tawana

  • Building and maintaining momentum

  • Completing projects more quickly than others

  • Immediately projecting assertiveness and confidence


COMMUNICATON:

Tawanna is likely to be assertive and bold. They are likely to appreciate when others are confident and to-the-point. Push for your ideas or opinions, but be prepared to support your reasoning.

When speaking to Tawana

  • Avoid being quiet or reserved

  • Let them take the lead

  • Keep conversation brief


MOTIVATION:

Tawanna is often motivated by ambitious goals and exciting competition. They tend to find value in achievement and feel energized when they accomplish something great.

What motivates Tawana

  • Making quick decisions

  • Opportunities to advance

  • Ambitious goals


WORK:

Tawanna likes challenge, so don’t hesitate to call them out. They can have a big personality, so don’t be shy if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Speak up and get their attention. Expect some friendly competition, but know that they are focused on the team’s best interest. Take confident action to earn their respect and keep it by delivering on promises and discovering new opportunities.

When working with Tawana

  • Always focus on the team's overall goal

  • Implement good ideas quickly

  • Stay focused on the bottom line

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Tawana’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Tawana’s online activity.

Chief Executive Officer

Change Management

Consultation

Equitable Talent

Economic Inclusion

Employer Assessment

Supply Chain

Business Growth

Community Impact

Scale Entrepreneurship

Stagnant Diversity

Business Strategies

Marketing Strategies

Marketing Solutions

Investment Decisions

Strategies

Talent

Diverse Markets

Human Resources

Economic Competitiveness

Corporate Action

Systemic Racism

Sustainable Strategies

Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer

Change Management

Consultation

Equitable Talent

Economic Inclusion

Employer Assessment

Supply Chain

Business Growth

Community Impact

Scale Entrepreneurship

Stagnant Diversity

Business Strategies

Marketing Strategies

Marketing Solutions

Investment Decisions

Strategies

Talent

Diverse Markets

Human Resources

Economic Competitiveness

Corporate Action

Systemic Racism

Sustainable Strategies

Executive Director

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youCenter for Economic Inclusionfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Tawana extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
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5/5 Social leader

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