Tawanna Black is founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion, committed to shared prosperity and an equitable regional economy in Minneapolis-St. Paul. She was previously executive director of the Northside Funders Group, a funder collaborative focused on changing how philanthropy works. Black has served in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, facilitating collaborative approaches to comprehensive community development in the Midwest. Black’s many awards include being named by Living Cities one of America’s 25 Disruptive Leaders on Race in 2016. Black has served on over 35 nonprofit and philanthropic boards and currently serves as a trustee at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, as co-chair of the Itasca Project North Minneapolis Partnership, and on the board of the Northside Achievement Zone.