27 Learning Campaign

Background: Historically, black-owned businesses have always been the target of inequitable government policies and racial mistreatment, like in the New York’s 1850’s Seneca Village and Tulsa Race Massacre.  Currently, even though female black entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group, they face the greatest barriers to accessing capital whether...

We knew that when Canopy started the 27 Days of Learning, there would be so much to learn from community leaders, activists, and experts. Here are our favorite quotes and learnings on how the business community can move forward on this anti-racist journey.  Where are we...

Today on the Canopy Cafe, discussing for-profit/non-profit partnership and corporate philanthropy with Shawn Summerville of Louisville Central Community Centers. Find out more: https://linktr.ee/canopyky   Background After attending the University of Illinois to complete his degree in Urban Planning, Shawn Summerville began his career at UPS in Louisville. After being...

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...