Apr 27 2022

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In February 2022, XPRIZE publicly launched the Racial Equity Alliance (REA), a coalition aimed at creating more equitable solutions to dismantle institutional and systemic structures of racial inequities in the United States. The public launch came after more than a year of behind-the-scenes effort guided by the REA Brain Trust, a diverse collective of forward-thinking individuals, academics, industry and government leaders with expertise in racial equity. But who are these highly accomplished leaders helping to drive the work of the Alliance in the areas of health, economic empowerment, education, criminal justice reform, and more? 

The XPRIZE Racial Equity Alliance (REA) is proud to partner with the following individuals that comprise the REA Brain Trust.

Marc Spencer, Chair, REA Brain Trust ; Chief of Talent, OneTen

john a. powell, Director, Othering & Belonging Institute

Dalila Wilson-Scott, President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

Pia Wilson-Body, President, Intel Foundation

Cecilia Conrad, CEO, Lever of Change; Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation

Fred Blackwell, CEO, San Francisco Foundation

Jim Shelton, Partner, Blue Meridian; former Deputy Secretary of Education

James White, Board Member, Panera Bread, Shnuck Markets, & Adtalem Global Education

Catherine Coleman Flowers, President, Center for Rural Enterprise & Environmental Justice

British Robinson, CEO, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Sherri Pittman Howard, Principal, Being Human

Ben Jealous, President, People for the American Way; former President NAACP

Lawrence Bancroft, Founder, President, & CEO, Bivium Capital

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO, Feeding America

Germaine Smith-Baugh, CEO, Urban League of Broward County

Tanya Van Court, Founder & CEO, Goalsetter

Rhonda Sharpe, Founder & President, Women's Institute for Science, Equity, and Race (WISER)

Stacey Stewart, President & CEO, March of Dimes

Oye Waddell, Founder & CEO, Hustle PHX

Michael Lawson, President & CEO, LA Urban League

Paul Williams, Chief Procurement Officer and AVP, University of California Systemwide Procurement

Millie Chu Baird, Senior Program Officer, Climate and Equity, Yellow Chair Foundation

Lossie Freeman, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Zip Code Wilmington

Margot Brown, VP of Justice and Equity, Environmental Defense Fund

JP Julien, Associate Partner, ​​McKinsey & Company, McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility