Paul Woodruff, the executive director for Prosperity Connection and VP of community development for the Saint Louis Community Credit Union, describes what it looks like to have an inclusive decision-making process, and explains the difference it makes to the organization.
Category: December 2019
Wisdom of Youth
David Dwight, executive director and lead strategy catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson, talks about the challenges of being a young leader in St. Louis as the region works toward racial equity.
Lindy Drew, Co-Founder and Lead Storyteller of Humans of St. Louis, says what the St. Louis region needs as it reckons with generations of racial inequity is more listening.
Make Meaningful Change
How do we make effective, meaningful change? Jason Purnell, associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University and director of Health Equity Works, says the top-down, old-boys’-network approach to leadership that St. Louis is used to is no longer sufficient for solving the types of problems we face today.
In the Way
Bethany Johnson-Javois, CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, says that what most stands in the way of progress for St. Louis is an unwillingness to believe that we already have the people, resources and insights we need to move forward.
The First Stop
Nicole Hudson, assistant vice chancellor of the Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis, describes how the stories people tell themselves influence our collective ability to change, and suggests that understanding narrative is the first step toward making any real progress as a region.