We were honored to amplify the transformative results of our client, The Rockefeller Foundation’s, investment in the Russell Technology Business Incubator, the only incubator for Black businesses in Louisville, Kentucky. This pioneering incubator and technology service center was designed for aspiring Black entrepreneurs to help them scale and overcome systemic barriers rooted in structural racism.
We are always excited to highlight the innovative work of our clients. Apis & Heritage, an investment firm, in partnership with our client, The Rockefeller Foundation, introduced a novel business model that transitions businesses with large workforces of color into 100% employee-owned enterprises.
We are proud to have planned and executed Executive Women of New Jersey’s signature gala, Salute to the Policy Makers, in honor of New Jersey’s exceptional women leaders. This year’s event was especially exciting because it marked the 40th anniversary of the organization. New Jersey Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver delivered remarks lauding the honorees and highlighting EWNJ’s legacy of championing gender equity in the workplace.
There were many policy leaders and high-profile speakers in attendance including award-recipient New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, Esq.; Keynote speaker Dr. Chris T. Pernell, Chief Strategic Integration & Health Equity Officer at University Hospital; and Honorary Chair Ralph LaRossa, current Chief Operating Officer and incoming President and CEO of PSEG.
Tara Dowdell Group was selected by The Fund for New Jersey to lead the branding, marketing, and event production of IMAGINE MORE: Racial Justice Begins with Us. This one-of-a-kind 6-part virtual event series aimed to educate the public on reparations and how remedying racial injustice will create a more stable and prosperous future for all of New Jersey.
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- Eliminating the Racial Wealth Gap and Ending Poverty
- Disrupting the Criminal Justice System
- Achieving Safe and Healthy Homes for All
- Reaching Equity in Education
- Ensuring Health for All
- Building Political Power of the Most Impacted
The TDG Team and client, YWCA Northern New Jersey, joined forces with former New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg, and experts in employment law to host a press conference unveiling a new Anti-Harassment Training video, “Creating Safe Workplaces in NJ Politics,” that was created based on the findings of a report from Senator Loretta Weinberg’s Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in New Jersey Politics. The training video will be distributed to political campaigns and offices in New Jersey and features Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver; Senator Loretta Weinberg (ret.); Helen Archontou, CEO of YWCANNJ; Kirsten Schuerer Branigan, Managing Partner at KSBranigan Law; and Beth P. Zoller, Counsel, Arbitrator, and Investigator at KSBranigan Law.
Leaders from TDG clients The Rockefeller Foundation and NJEDA shared their expertise and insights at Black Enterprise’s signature event, the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, which brought together some of the top Black trailblazers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in the country. Our very own President, Tara Dowdell, was a featured speaker as well.
Tara Dowdell Group’s own Tara Dowdell and Kia Presley co-authored a commencement speech op-ed in The Star Ledger sharing with the class of 2022 how the experience they already have can prepare them for their next steps!
As we close out Women’s History Month, we are proud to share that TDG client, YWCA Northern New Jersey, recently received $500,000 in federal Community Project Funding, which was secured by Senator Cory Booker and Senator Bob Menendez. The funds will be used to provide job coaching and professional skill development for women financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
For Financial Literacy Month, TDG organized and executed “Financially Lit,” an interactive livestream hosted by United Way of Greater Newark featuring Assemblywoman Angela McKnight. Participating viewers tuned in to get all of their budget, debt, and investment questions answered live.
Our President, Tara Dowdell, was honored on ROI-NJ’s 2022 ROI Influencers: Women in Business list! The article describes Tara as “an accomplished entrepreneur and communications strategist, running a public relations and marketing agency driven by a passion for promoting organizations and businesses that are engaged in social good.”