Tallawah Talks S1 | EP 3: A Conversation with Noel McKenzie
He is the Executive Director of Represented Foundation, a New York based non-profit social enterprise dedicated to solving the diversity deficit for social impact leadership.
Driven to create a better reality for Black and Latinx founders who represent less than 15% of nonprofit CEOs, Noel founded Represented in 2017 as a community for leaders of color, which includes V.E.R. (Vision. Execution. Results), an incubator for social entrepreneurs of color.
Under his direction, 3 cohorts of leaders have learned the fundamentals of management, programming and fundraising fundamentals to launch their social enterprises, including a Brooklyn-based youth center, a Harlem-based wellness clinic and a voter education platform for Brown and Black residents in New York.
He has 10 years of HR experience and is a graduate of both Emory University and The Milano Graduate School at the New School.
Our Founder, Marissa Davis, sits down with him(virtually) to learn more about the messy problem of the "diversity deficit" he's committed to solving and what it takes to truly build a community of support for Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs.