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Womxn Leaders of Community

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Our Community is made up of diverse individuals, who come together to create a strong company culture. Today, we are honored to spotlight and celebrate some of the incredible Womxn leaders in our own Community, whose impact on our company has been great. 

Arthi Radhakrishnan, Software Engineer: As an engineer, I love to see women valued as respected peers and meaningful collaborators. Respect comes not only in the form of pay parity, but also manifests on a daily basis, with each of our every day interactions. How do you engage with someone who looks different than you? How do you actively listen when a woman speaks in meetings? How do you show empathy to all your colleagues? This month, and every other, we have an opportunity to actively challenge our unconscious bias in everyday interactions... because celebration can be as simple as respecting your coworkers. At Community, I feel respected and empowered to use my voice to shape the technical architecture and culture of the company.

Diankha Linear, COO and President: I love to see women recognized through leadership opportunities and then celebrated when they deliver impactful results.

Lyndsi Zapata, Account Executive: In addition to celebrating women in positions of leadership, I also love seeing allies, co-workers, mentors, and managers continue to open doors for women, especially at the beginning of our careers. Furthermore, I enjoy seeing women being celebrated rather than dismissed or judged when bringing their full self to the workplace; whether they be familial, cultural, or simply our divine feminine energy, to contribute to an eco-system at work that is only stronger because of our differences and perspectives.

Ji-Ea Yi, Senior Product Manager: How I like to see women celebrated in the workplace is by making sure that women have the opportunity to be heard as thought leaders both internally and externally for the company.

I also love Community’s commitment to D&I initiatives and truly putting metrics behind them.  Our commitment to equitable pay, positions in leadership and creating a sense of belonging, this is how I love to see women celebrated and why I’m grateful for the strong leadership we have in place who believe in these goals.

Becca West, Director of Financial Systems: I feel strongly about working for a company that has equal pay and equal opportunities for women across the organization. Not only that, but is willing to put in the work to ensure this is part of the culture. Here at Community, the team conducts an equal pay analysis on a regular basis and takes action where needed.  I also push myself to speak up about all of the hard work myself and other women across the organization put in each and every day. Especially in a startup environment, we need to take a breath and celebrate all that we do.

Sarah Yu, Senior Paralegal.: I think we can all agree that women should be actively celebrated 365 days, not just for one day or a designated month. I hope for the day we won't need a conscious reminder to celebrate women, however, until that day comes, I'd like to see women who are doing good work applauded and rewarded. This can be from something on a macro-level such as equitable salaries and promotions, to a simple thank you and/or call out on slack. Recognition is appreciated and goes a long way, but recognition backed with action is just better :).

Honey's Kettle
Vincent & Dr. Arlene W. Williams
This New, Old Fashioned business has been serving up fresh Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken for nearly 40+ years with locations in Culver City, Downtown LA and Hollywood. The Los Angeles food institution also offers hand rolled buttermilk biscuits, kettle cooked fries, locally sourced honey, sweet pickles, Ice-Shaker lemonade, secret sauce, shucked corn, and more.
310-347-4531
Sip & Sonder
Shanita Nicholas & Amanda-Jane Thomas
The premier destination in Inglewood for creatives, entrepreneurs, freelancers, curators, and everyone in between to simply exist, grab a cup of coffee, connect, create, and put sonder into action. Its mindfully curated coffee and innovative programs and partnerships solidify Sip & Sonder as one of the premium coffee and lifestyle brands in Los Angeles and beyond.
310-496-1883
MILO
Lybroan James & Gary Mack
A disruptive EdTech platform that provides training, services and assessment tools designed to help education professionals close learning gaps for underserved students by creating communities and culturally affirming learning environments through equity, innovation and engagement.
TBA
Crowns & Hops
Beny Asburn & Teo Hunter
Founded by Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter. Hunter & Ashburn disrupted the status quo of the craft beer industry, and built a brand that is bigger than beer - Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. Through curated events, content and premium product, Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. is the first ever craft beer brand that bridges communities of color, dope culture and craft beer.
TBA
Intersectional Environmentalist
Leah Thomas
IE is a resource + media hub exploring the intersections of social + environmental justice. The platform was founded by environmentalist Leah Thomas, who is based in Ventura, CA. Leah is also the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah.
323-310-9781
With/Creators
Jennifer Pauline
A Black and Brown centered community and storytelling agency on a mission to amplify marginalized stories. As a support system for creators and founders, it also serves as a lifestyle brand and content platform that sits at the intersection of creativity and well-being.
310-356-9548
Black Out the Ballot
Jen Bui & Vizion Jones
A Collective of Creatives committed to changing the infrastructure to ensure radical equity, social justice, and financial empowerment for disenfranchised communities.
310-359-0946
OldVine Florals
Itika Oldwine
Since 2017, Itika Oldwine has been creating blooming masterpieces and giving a modern twist to the flowery landscape of LA through beautiful floral designs.
213-516-6180
TruNude
Danai Pointer
A disruptive fashion and technology platform specializing in custom nude color-matching. Made in Los Angeles by a talented team of women, TruNude’s line includes sustainably made skin tone undergarments (t-shirt bra, bralette, panty) in luxurious, ethically sourced bamboo fabric.
310-742-0881
PHrequency8
Arreale Davis
A marketplace for handmade and one of a kind HBCU fraternity and sorority-related goods, with a focus on green marketing and environmentally friendly products.
818-650-4117
As the co-founder and CEO of Community, I want to make sure our brand reflects what we truly stand for, not just in words, but in the actions we take. We exist to keep people connected to the conversations that they choose to be part of - we choose to connect with Black-owned businesses in SoCal.  For more information on Community or if you want to hear more from me, feel free to text me: 716-330-3003.

Other Leaders on Community include: Slutty Vegan; UNWRP; We're Not Really Strangers; Bobby HundredsThe Shade Room; Patrisse Cullors; Kerry Washington; and more

- Matt Peltier
716-330-3003
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As the co-founder and CEO of Community, I want to make sure our brand reflects what we truly stand for, not just in words, but in the actions we take. We exist to keep people connected to the conversations that they choose to be part of - we choose to connect with Black-owned businesses in SoCal.  For more information on Community or if you want to hear more from me, feel free to text me: 716-330-3003.

Other Leaders on Community include: Slutty Vegan; UNWRP; We're Not Really Strangers; Bobby HundredsThe Shade Room; Patrisse Cullors; Kerry Washington; and more

- Matt Peltier
716-330-3003
No items found.
As the co-founder and CEO of Community, I want to make sure our brand reflects what we truly stand for, not just in words, but in the actions we take. We exist to keep people connected to the conversations that they choose to be part of - we choose to connect with Black-owned businesses in SoCal.  For more information on Community or if you want to hear more from me, feel free to text me: 716-330-3003.

Other Leaders on Community include: Slutty Vegan; UNWRP; We're Not Really Strangers; Bobby HundredsThe Shade Room; Patrisse Cullors; Kerry Washington; and more

- Matt Peltier
716-330-3003

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