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Systems Won’t Change Unless People Do

All lives will not matter until Black Lives Matter. For George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the millions of other Black people unjustifiably murdered as a result of our racist systems, we must do better in our advocacy and our allyship. In reference to Sorrell's quote, the time is now to do something about it. We can't let this be another moment when our country passively witnesses racism without taking bold actions toward change. If you don't know where to start, consider joining our team in one or more of the following actions.
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Beyond COVID: Systems Change is People Change

By: May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement We are nearly three months into one of the most trying times of our lives. There isn’t one aspect of our lives that COVID-19 hasn’t touched—our workplaces and the way…
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Balancing Parenting and Productivity

By: Arron Neal, Mission Partners Chief Strategy Officer + May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement The balancing act that parents perform between achieving at work and spending quality time with their family has always…
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Finding Humanity Behind Action: Racial Equity Interview with Carolyn Lowery

By: 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, The Business Case for Race…
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The Importance of Self-Care and Wellness

By: Bridget Pooley, Mission Partners COO + May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement “When we don’t take care of ourselves, we pay a price — especially during this crisis: innovation, creativity, resilience, empathy,…
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How to Evolve Business and Development Strategies Through COVID-19

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO + Jessica Hassanzadeh, Mission Partners Managing Director In a COVID-19 world, our opportunities to connect with others outside of our current teams and family members are limited. People are seeking new…
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Charting A Path Forward During Uncertain Times

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO This message was sent to our community in April 2020, during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and following three weeks of strict stay-at-home orders in Maryland and many other U.S.…
C.Marie Taylor with Montgomery County first responders during the April 2020 Leadership Montgomery Core Class Session
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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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Sticking Together, While Staying Apart

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO Is it just me or is 2020 turning out to be much more complicated than any one of us could have imagined? It’s Tuesday, March 17. Our kids should be in school. Our employees should be in the conference…
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Just Business

By: Arron Neal, Mission Partners CSO + Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO When we’re asked what it means to be a Certified B Corporation®, we often tell people that our business model sits between that of a traditional for-profit business…