Making Diverse Communities Truly Inclusive with Nicole Crentsil

In this episode of Masters of Community, we speak with Nicole Crentsil, CEO at Black Girl Fest. She wanted to solve her problem of not seeing enough people like her in the world of tech, culture, and art by creating her own event called Black Girl Fest. They expected 300 people but 3000 people showed up! Today, Nicole is an Angel investor and was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list. She was also named as a LinkedIn Changemaker in 2021.

In this episode, Nicole talks about how diverse communities can be kept buzzing through intersectional programming, how to launch your community through a highly successful first event, and how to grow your community beyond its core identity and location. She also sheds light on why organizations indulge in tokenism, how they can avoid it, and how they can truly embrace inclusion and diversity.

Who is this episode for? Community managers who are interested in building and engaging highly diverse and truly inclusive communities.

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Episode resources:
The Business of Belonging: How to Make Community your Competitive Advantage:

“Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge:

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