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Below, Mary Coleman reflects on inclusion in the workplace after another influential week of participating in the DEI Changemakers program. I hate public speaking. And for me, any more than two people in a meeting is public speaking. A few years ago, I decided to face this head-on. I was ready to conquer a fear

in Offering Fellowships

At Voqal we believe creating a more socially equitable requires a willingness to support a number of diverse approaches and viewpoints. It was with that idea in mind, that we created the Voqal Fellowship. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs; a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often

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In her latest post on the #makingairwaves blog, Mary Coleman shares more lessons about integrating DEI into an organization’s culture from her participation in DEI Changemakers. Until recently, when I heard the word power I connotated its worse consequences. Greed, corruption, and negligence all came to mind when I associated power with an individual or

in Increasing Internet Access

Voqal realizes that advancing social equity is an immense undertaking. That is why we take multiple approaches to realize our goal of a more socially equitable world for all. One of those approaches, is Voqal project, Mobile Citizen. It provides low-cost mobile internet with unlimited data plans exclusively to nonprofit organizations, educational entities, and social

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In her latest post on the #makingairwaves blog, Mary Coleman shares lessons about integrating DEI into an organization’s culture learned through her participation in a DEI Changemakers program. Last week, I started a 12-week program from Metamorphosis called DEI Changemakers. While we have only spent a couple of hours together as small squares on a

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  Voqal is pleased to announce the selection of Brenda Sears as its new chief executive officer. Brenda will take the helm at a time that requires a bold, disruptive, innovative, and unwavering commitment to social justice. “We sought a leader who would build on Voqal’s commitment to create a just and equitable future where

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We welcome yesterday’s guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin. And we once again extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of George Floyd. This verdict is an important step towards justice – towards a long-overdue reckoning with the epidemic of police brutality in this country. However, despite this positive step, it doesn’t change the

in Investing for Educational Impact

Voqal hopes to educate and engage the public to foster a stronger, healthier democracy. Furthermore, we believe that the opportunity gap is the most pervasive and damaging problem in the U.S. educational system. In order to address this problem, the Education Opportunity Project provides capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and organizations working to improve

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Voqal knows that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs. It is a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage. This month we take

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Below, former Voqal Fellow, Kedar Reddy, shares some lessons learned from launching his project, Organiz, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organiz is a social media toolkit solution for progressive campaigns and organizations. Have rapid response demands to amplify? Disinformation to counter? Put up a campaign on Organiz with graphics and sample posts and

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