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Join Tiffany Jana, CEO and Founder of diversity consulting firm, TMI Consulting, and a team of local innovators and change agents, to discuss how innovation can lead the anti-poverty movement in RVA. The discussion will touch on initiatives from the Maggie Walker Initiative at the Office of Community Wealth Building, among other innovations and programs that contribute to eradicating poverty.


Tiffany Jana (As TMI’s leader, Dr. Jana oversees the development of the firm’s strategy, client relationships, and people. Dr. Jana also serves as a strategic advisor on client engagements, and has deep expertise in diversity and inclusion, marketing, leadership, and stakeholder engagement.

Matthew Freeman (Author, “Overcoming Bias.”​ Co-Founder and Lead Consultant at TMI Consulting, Inc. Public Speaker and Facilitator.)

Vida Williams (As an innovation advocate who is determined that innovation cannot leave humanity behind, Vida utilizes her experience as a data scientist to drive social and economic change in communities.)

—  Dr. Risha Berry. For over 20+ years, Dr. Berry’s bi-coastal scope of work has increased capacity building in organizational leadership through specialist/consultant roles in San Francisco (Juma Ventures) and Oakland, California (Oakland Unified School District), the greater Richmond, VA area (Garfield F. Childs Memorial Fund, Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, Edu Lead Partnership: University of Richmond & Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond Public Schools) and surrounding counties (Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico County Public Schools), and the City of Petersburg (Office on Youth). Her dynamic organizational leadership background includes a track record of developing successful public-private partnerships, designing organizational frameworks, writing and securing numerous program grants – totaling over a million dollars, and publishing peer-reviewed research.

— Kelvin W. Harris. Project Development Manager for the Center for Workforce Innovation, which is a workforce development program under the auspices of the Office of Community Wealth Building. Kelvin received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts and a Master’s of Science degree in Counselor Education.


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