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Using Business as a Force for Good

By: May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement Recording of "Using Business as a Force for Good"     Highlights from "Using Business as a Force for Good" On August 20th, we brought together our Managing…
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Building Trust and Empathy in Communication

By: Amira Barre, Mission Partners Research and Engagement Coordinator Recording of "Building Trust and Empathy in Communication" Highlights from "Building Trust and Empathy in Communication" In our last community conversation on…
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The Economics of Inequality

By: May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement Recording of "The Economics of Inequality" Highlights from "The Economics of Inequality" In our last community conversation on race and humanity in the workplace,…
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Race and Humanity in the Workplace

By: May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement Recording of "Race and Humanity in the Workplace" Highlights from "Race and Humanity in the Workplace" Earlier this year, we planned The Business Case for Racial…
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Sunday Supper and a Show to Benefit The Theatre Lab

On Sunday, April 26, 2020 Mission Partners hosted a virtual fundraiser to support The Theatre Lab—Washington, D.C.’s largest and most comprehensive independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts. At its core, the virtual event’s…
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On Race, Business, and COVID-19: Eight Questions for C. Marie Taylor

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO + Jessica Hassanzadeh, Mission Partners Managing Director Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our annual Spring Convening,…
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The Words Matter

By Elena Hilton One of my favorite movies of the past few years is Arrival, which stars Amy Adams as a linguistics professor who’s recruited to figure out how to communicate with aliens that have landed on Earth. I’m not one for sci-fi…
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Four Ways that Organizations Miss the Mark on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

At Mission Forward®, we create transformational trainings that model what is possible in the world. We believe that the future will be inclusive and just. 
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Hear Her: A Call to Action on Maternal Mortality

On May 20, 2019, Mission Forward® hosted Hear Her: A Call to Action on Maternal Mortality in the United States. This powerful community conversation centered on the soaring maternal mortality rates in the United States—especially among…
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Bring on Your Unsolvable Problems

by Carrie Fox What happens when you put a mechanical engineer squarely in the center of a university’s department of obstetrics and gynecology? No, this is not the start of a joke. In fact, it’s at the center of one of the most fascinating…