Today, Unfinished announced Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence of PolicyLink—a leading national research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic and social equity—as the inaugural Chairperson of the Unfinished Network.
The Unfinished Network works to break down silos and convene unique cross-industry leaders to solve some of today’s most pressing challenges. This includes building a more ethical technology infrastructure and examining how the strongest influences on our culture—technology, policy, our economic structures—can be reimagined to serve more people. As Chairperson, Angela will provide counsel to help build the network and serve as a trusted resource for our partner ecosystem.
“We are thrilled to welcome Angela into this role as Chairperson for the Unfinished Network,” said Paula Recart, President of Network & Media at Unfinished. “Angela embodies the values that drive us at Unfinished, including a commitment to tackling challenges like structural inequality that have gone unaddressed for far too long and involving new voices in problem-solving. I’m eager to work alongside Angela to bring more partners into our growing network, following the wisdom and experience she brings to ensure inclusion and equity are at the heart of our systems and civic institutions.”
Prior to founding PolicyLink, Angela served as Senior Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s Domestic and Cultural programs. A lawyer by training, Angela has gained national recognition as founder of the Oakland (CA) Urban Strategies Council, where she led new approaches to neighborhood revitalization. Her perspective will be particularly informative for her role as Chairperson given the Unfinished Network’s focus on convening diverse thinkers from the worlds of academia, arts and culture, nonprofits, and the private sector to ensure an equitable approach to problem solving.