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Joy Stephan

As the Founder/CEO of 20Chairs, Joy Stephan provides clients with systems, insights and measurements to attract and retain long-term, high-value stakeholders – including employees, tenants, and community members. 20Chairs’ proven processes are helping leaders earn industry accolades while increasing net operating income. Before launching 20Chairs, Joy led change efforts with social impact in the corporate […]

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Marsha Prospere

A native of New York City, Marsha is a creator, adventurer, and explorer. Considered by many as a “Thought-Guardian Angel”, she facilitates growth and provokes thought in a safe space. As an observer of life who is self-aware and curious, her interest in coaching started with her own personal growth journey and experience working with […]

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Mai Kobori

Mai is a co-founder of Blank Plate, a creative culinary program in Hunts Point, South Bronx that uses the power of hands-on design activities to inspire teens to transform their relationship to food while promoting issues of food justice. The program creates a positive narrative of healthy food access and equity within the local NYC […]

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Kali Mincy

Kali Mincy is an organization development consultant specializing in leadership development, team alignment, organization culture, and inclusion and diversity. The hallmark of her practice is bringing mindfulness and authenticity to the workplace. For 14 years, Kali’s been a trusted consultant to Fortune 500 companies, international development agencies, nonprofits and higher education organizations. She’s coached C-suite executives, senior leaders and […]

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Steven King

Steven is an educator and consultant in the areas of K-12 school design and management, as well as an experienced thought leader in sustainability and social justice, with over 10 years in the field of sustainability, youth development, and educational program development. Steven is the Founder and Principal of Global Sustainable Solutions (GSS), a global […]

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Noshin Nisa

Noshin Nisa is a product designer at Shutterstock who has co-founded two startups. She has launched eight products in two countries and has four years of experience building products from the ground-up in different domains. Her experience spans both technical and leadership roles and includes working as an engineer, designer, and product manager on cross-functional […]

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Shubh Anand

Shubh is an Analyst at City Light Capital, where he focuses on early stage investments in education, energy, environment, and safety and security. He joined City Light after starting his career at a family office focused on seed investments and portfolio management. During this time, he gained experience with startups across various industries and stages. […]

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The New School Announces Inaugural Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurship Fellows

Last year, The New School launched the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), a university-wide program supporting early-stage socially engaged entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world. Now, The New School is welcoming the first cohort of IEI fellows — 18 incoming students representing various backgrounds and […]

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Edwin Akrong

Edwin brings nearly ten years of experience working in organizations building and managing digital products. Most recently, he was the product lead for the NBA’s suite of international premium digital products. Edwin is also an investor with Affiniti VC. Previously, he worked on digital products with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a graduate of the […]

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Parsons Graduates Create Sustainable Eyewear Company That Helps Flint, Michigan

At the height of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the city was using more than 20 million plastic water bottles a day, creating large amounts of plastic waste. Ali Rose VanOverbeke, Fashion Design ’14, who was volunteering with the Red Cross in her hometown of Detroit at the time, turned the crisis into an […]

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