Join us for this Ask an Entrepreneur Panel in which 3 Start Small Think Big small business owners will share their experiences working toward making community change with a racial equity lens through their business.
We have the honor & privilege of being joined by:
Simone Gamble (she/they) is a community organizer/activist and educator with roots in NYC. She has organized for campaigns ranging from education justice to gender justice. She has consulted with many organizations on what is necessary to cultivate safer spaces for folks of various marginalized identities. She is the founder of OAAARS (https://www.oaaars.com/), a people of the global majority-led consultancy that provides social justice-centered training and education to create safer and inclusive work environments while cultivating change agents in the workplace and beyond.
Kahailia Beach-Leathers a.k.a KayBee, is the owner of KayBee Village LLC (@kaybeevillage), a doula and newborn care and family Support services business. Kaybee is a community birth and postpartum doula and works with a non-profit organization called Brooklyn Perinatal Network to provide doula services to Black, Brown and other marginalized communities. She also provides free virtual parenting classes to Black and Brown communities. She is in the process of setting up her own nonprofit which will offer a variety of prenatal and postnatal services to Black and Brown communities in Brooklyn.
Vaughn Dabney is a best-selling author, software engineer for 14 years and currently living in a tiny home he built inside a delivery truck. Vaughn's company, Unoma Haus (@unomahaus) was launched in September 2020. Unoma Haus designs and builds high quality, solar powered van conversions for people to rent and live in. The company's focus is on community and building cities and hubs based on regenerative building, experiential living and the human connection. Vaughn and his home have been featured on NBC's "Today Show" & "Open House" series.