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Wanda Steptoe Follows Her Heart & Her Lifelong Passion to Help Those in Need

By Spark Point / September 10, 2020

Since she was a child, Wanda Steptoe knew she wanted to help people.  “I grew up in a very large, very close-knit, loving family,” Wanda says. “One of my cousins had Down’s Syndrome — and life for people with developmental differences wasn’t like it is today. They recommended putting him in an institution — but…

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LaKendra McNair Sparks Change

By Spark Point / September 2, 2020

LaKendra McNair Empowers & Accelerates Minority and Women-Owned Businesses We’re thrilled to officially launch our #BlackWomenSparkChange campaign with LaKendra McNair. LaKendra is a Vice President at M&T Bank who focuses on serving underrepresented business leaders and entrepreneurs in the greater D.C. area. Her “purpose-driven” approach defies traditional banking and lending, empowering women- and minority-owned organizations…

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#BlackWomenSparkChange

By Whitney Brimfield / August 26, 2020

Black women are powerful leaders. It’s time to amplify their voices to elevate their work. In the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was on a call with a business leader talking about how small businesses could survive the economic consequences of the pandemic. I learned about the ways in which small, women, and…

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What Brookings Did Right

By Spark Point / November 7, 2014

What can we learn from Brookings? Multiple donors, absolute transparency, and strong policies are just a start. 

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