June 2020

You’re interested in having an impact outside your organization, but where do you start? Canopy defines external impact as the activities related to the business’s social or environmental mission that are tracked, measured, and supported with recommendations for improvement. External Impact demonstrates that you’re a business...

“The terms “empowerment” and “activism” are partner words. Empowerment in the business environment is a state of being in which a person has official authority to do something. Management empowers employees by sharing information, providing appropriate resources, giving opportunities, motivating and developing employee skills so...

What’s the best way to lock down the DE&I culture practices you’ve been creating? Through your company’s governance structures. Today’s day of learning is dedicated to putting those practices into policy and learning about how governance can be used as a tool to deconstruct systemic...

A wide-ranging conversation with Marta Miranda-Straub who was recently appointed the Commissioner of Kentucky's Department of Community Services.   Background Before accepting her position as Commissioner of Kentucky's Department of Community Services, Marta Miranda-Straub had worked as a social worker, activist, community organizer, executive leader, and coach. While...

Juneteenth 2020 Documentary by Nat Irvin and The Office of Thought Leadership and Civic Engagement at University of Louisville's College of Business Q&A with Nat Irvin Q: What do you see as the biggest problem that black employees face in the workplace? Very broadly speaking, the lack of...

We were joined on yesterday’s Canopy Cafe by Lettie Johnson, a recognized John C. Maxwell Life & Leadership Coach, speaker, trainer and CEO of Gifted By Design Leadership & Consulting, LLC, a forward-thinking leadership consulting firm that specializes in connecting, consulting, and coaching leadership and...

We were joined on Canopy Cafe by Deon Stokes, founder of Joint Effort LLC, a forensic marketing agency that specializes in B2C Marketing, SaaS Subscription Marketing, and Inbound Marketing solutions for Restaurants, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits. On today’s episode, Stokes discusses the hardships of growing...