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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…
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Narrative Change

On November 16, 2018, Mission Forward® hosted an educational Fall gathering called Narrative Change which included a community lunch conversation + program which centered stories of immigration and people’s lives in the United…
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What Bias is Hiding in Your Writing?

“You can observe a lot by watching.”   Yogi Berra was right.  You can, in fact, observe a lot by watching. The baseball great, who would have turned 93 this weekend, had his fair share of Yogi-isms, but this one has always been…
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Building Equity and Breaking Bias in Storytelling

By Carrie Fox   “When You Know Better, You Do Better.”  Maya Angelou   Tucked inside the March 13 edition of our What We’re Reading newsletter, we shared a story written by Atlantic journalist and science…
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What Would You Write?

By Carrie Fox Simple messages can have a lasting impact. In the summer of 2016, Carolyn and I attended the Social Innovation Summit in Washington, DC. It was, as it always is, a gathering of powerhouse social entrepreneurs, community leaders,…
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This Question Will Make You a Better Problem Solver

Think about the last big problem you needed to solve. If you’re like most, you likely laid out the facts in front of you, asked yourself a series of questions tied to the problem, and used your analytical skills to determine the best solution. But,…
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Mission Forward at the Greater Washington Board of Trade

On April 20th, we kicked off the 2017 series of Mission Forward at the Greater Washington Board of Trade. We were joined by MacArthur Genius Award Winner Mauricio Lim Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative, who read an excerpt…
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