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As a DC-based foundation, our founders and staff call this region home. Like all of America and our neighbors, our staff has been grappling with Wednesday’s events that took place in our backyard.

The peaceful transfer of power is a central tenet of our democracy and we are heartbroken and appalled by the violent disruption of our nation's democratic process. But we are heartened by the fact that democracy is stronger than the actions of a small group of extremists. With yesterday’s congressional certification of the president-elect, we look forward to a peaceful transition of power and a refocusing on the solutions we need to build back better.

As always, Breaking Good will strive to bring you breaking news in social good that matters in the upcoming year and beyond.
 
   
FEARLESS FEATURE
   
 
“As Americans, we must stand in support of our democratic values and the leaders who uphold them.”
 
- Accenture CEO Julie Sweet
 
 
 
 
IMPACT INVESTING
 
 
 
 
How Did Business's Role in Society Change in 2020?
In Harvard Business Review, Andrew Winston highlights many ways that business in America changed in 2020. A few takeaways that caught our attention: rising calls to reset capitalism, the expanding definition of corporate responsibility and rapid ESG growth.
 
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Apply: Invest For Better Circle Leader Cohort
Invest for Better is a national initiative aimed at helping women demystify impact investing, take control of their capital and mobilize their money for good. They are currently looking for leaders for their Invest for Better Circles which are communities of women committed to moving money and supporting their peers.
 
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INCLUSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 
 
 
 
How to Keep Women in the Workforce During Covid
Jean Case writes in Inc. about how many businesses and organizations are actively identifying new ways of conducting business to keep more women in the workforce in the face of the extra demands the pandemic is creating for them.
 
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What Poshmark's Founder Learned From Her Mentors
Tracy Sun, who co-founded Poshmark, a social marketplace for fashion, in 2011, sees her entrepreneurial journey as a process of continuous learning from a series of role models. Sun talks about the mentors who have helped shape her in her career.
 
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BEFORE YOU GO
 
 
 
 
10 Companies That Met the Urgency of 2020
Despite being faced with unmatched challenges, many CEOs and corporations sought to prioritize their many stakeholders — and not just shareholders — in responding to the difficulties of last year and beyond. Read this digest of 10 companies that met the urgent needs of 2020, from Lowe's to H.E.B. and Patagonia.
 
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In Push to Increase Boardroom Diversity, Latinxs Continue to be Underrepresented
So far, Latinxs have been one of the most underrepresented groups on corporate boards, particularly in California, among the most aggressive jurisdictions in trying to increase diversity in corporations. Hispanics make up almost 40% of the state’s population but hold just 2.1% of board seats at companies based there.
 
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