Leaders Forum 2022 Part 3
Too often, DEI work starts with diversity issues as the first “fix” for a broken culture, but it should be one of last. Find out why DEI initiatives need to start with inclusion first, then—and only then— meaningful equity and impactful diversity initiatives can follow. Building an inclusive culture means that you and everyone at your law school, law firm, and organization is working to create spaces where people feel seen, safe, and supported. When a group’s culture is built on a foundation of trust and safety, people can be their authentic selves. When that happens, communities, organizations, and workplaces thrive.
This workshop will focus on building humanity and recognizing privilege within yourself and your organization so Black and non-Black stakeholders of color can thrive.
Presented as a special collaboration between ChangeLawyers and Hella Social Impact
Meet Your Activists
Since the end of the last century, Lynn has worked at the intersection of social impact, entrepreneurship, and arts + media. She has founded and successfully led several social ventures dedicated to storytelling through the lens of gender and racial justice; including Spotlight: Girls and Oakland Freedom Theater— a first-of-its kind ensemble of actors, musicians and expert facilitators utilizing art and empathy to dismantle systems of oppression.
Lynn is a highly sought-after speaker and leader in the certified B Corp community and has appeared on the stages of SOCAP, Social Venture Circle, SVI Women, Lean StartUp Week, and Wisdom 2.0. Her work has been recognized and supported by SheEO, the Force for Good Fund, and Ashoka Changemakers. Lynn was the 2017 winner of The Pitch competition presented by SheKnows Media at the BlogHer conference in Orlando, FL.
As Founder and CEO of Hella Social Impact, Lynn is focused on helping businesses show up for racial justice authentically and impactfully. She believes her main job is to help today’s leaders access the courage and imagination needed to reshape our economy for the good of all people.
Based in Oakland, CA since 2006, Lynn and her wife currently reside in Albuquerque, NM where their tween, neurodivergent daughter is receiving residential care. When not working, Lynn enjoys living room karaoke, mixing up new cocktail recipes, and walking along the Rio Grande.
For the past two decades, Stefania shaped the influencer marketing industry as a CPG content marketing expert, hiring quite literally tens of thousands of influencers and championing their rights to be paid equitably for their influential work. She is a pioneer in the world of influencer marketing, best exemplified by the award-winning, viral #Batkid phenomenon, deemed one of the biggest live events to unfold in real-time on Twitter—ever—garnering over 2 billion impressions.
As Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Hella Social Impact, Stefania helps organizations create strategies to ensure alignment of their internal and public commitments to anti-racism and racial justice, amplify those commitments as an integral part of the company’s racial justice goals, and assess progress to inform future equity work. She and her partners work in close partnership with companies and brands to create innovative, successful, thriving businesses that make the world a better place.
Stefania is a proud mamma of three. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. #HellaBay