Linking Leaders

Building Equitable Leadership

Linking Leaders is a new initiative from F. R. Bigelow Foundation created to assess and understand the gaps between leaders of color and leadership opportunities across sectors within the East Metro. 

The Linking Leaders Initiative also seeks to identify strategies and best practice models to create connections and strengthen linkages amongst leaders of color, leadership networks, and leadership programs across sectors. 

Initiative Goals

  • Understand gaps and opportunities between leaders of color and leadership positions across multiple sectors within the East Metro

  • Identify strategies and best practice models to create connections and strengthen linkages amongst leaders of color, leadership networks, and leadership programs across sectors within the East Metro, including current F. R. Bigelow current grantees

  • Create and implement strategies which will influence organizational and systems change in order to ensure there are pipelines for leaders of color to enter leadership roles across sectors

  • Implement a program model which funds and supports entities which create the connections and linkages identified above

  • Share these learnings with the broader community, through Linking Leaders reports, strategies and frameworks

     

Task Force Members 

  • Mari Oyanagi Eggum – Task Force Co-Chair
  • Terri Thao – Task Force Co-Chair
  • William L. Collins, Jr. 
  • Alicia Kunin-Batson 
  • Rick Heydinger 
  • Diane Tran 
  • Damon Shoholm 
  • Ambar Hanson

More about Linking Leaders

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Connect with us

Find out more about our goals, our work and our progress, or learn about ways to get involved in our work. You can learn more about Linking Leaders by contacting Stephanie Battle.

Linking Leaders Resources

 

Linking Leaders Logic Model

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Linking Leaders Lit Review Phase 1

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Linking Leaders Lit Review Phase 2

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Leadership Programs Inventory Summary

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