07 May May 7, 2021 – The New Builders Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride and Responsive Leadership Jackie Jenkins-Scott
Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride – Authors of “New Builders”
It is also in our economic interest to ensure that unsung
entrepreneurs get access to the funds and networks that
they need in order to nurture and grow their businesses.
Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride call the “New Builders.” In their forthcoming book, The New Builders: Face to Face With the True Future of Business, Levine—partner and co-founder at the venture capital firm Foundry Group—and MacBride, an award-winning business journalist, argue that this next generation of entrepreneurs are not getting the support they need, because our business culture has become so consumed with celebrating size above all else. The book explores the indelible value of small business in America and the future of sustainable business, advocating for a new national movement to support entrepreneurs and small businesses, including new forms of finance and mentorship.
“Levine and McBride tell the stories of the unsung entrepreneurs of yesterday and today. In so doing, they make a compelling case that it is not only the right thing to do, but it is also in our economic interest to ensure that these entrepreneurs get access to the funds and networks that they need in order to nurture and grow their businesses.” – Katharine Weymouth, Former CEO and Publisher, The Washington Post.
Jackie Jenkins-Scott – Founder and President of JJS Advising and Author of The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership – Read interview highlights here
Reponsive leadership focuses on the humanity of the company.
It understands that an organization survives and thrives
based on its people.
Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Founder and President of JJS Advising, is a nationally-recognized leader with more than three decades of experience in senior and executive leadership positions in both public and nonprofit sectors. She was the 13th president of Wheelock College for 21 years; a 129-year old private college specializing in educating teachers and social workers, as well as its first African-American president. Her personal commitment to improve society extends to active community and civic engagement, and she serves on several boards including The Boston Foundation, the Kennedy Library Foundation and Museum, and the National Board of Jumpstart. Jackie is also the author of the latest leadership book, The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around, which is richly illustrated with stories from her decades of experience as a CEO and spotlights how to build the skills to be a leader in any environment.