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Trailblazers.FM: Black Entrepreneurs | Leaders | Professionals

Trailblazers.FM explores stories of today's successful black professionals. Get the know-how, confidence and resources you need to blaze your trail.

Dec 12, 2016


Marisa Renee Lee is a leader dedicated to engaging the private sector to help solve public problems. Lee serves as the Managing Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), a nonprofit born out of President Obama's call to action to address the barriers to success that boys and young men of color (BYMOC) disproportionately face along the life path. Through her work with MBK Alliance, Lee leads a collaborative, cross-sectoral movement that unites business, philanthropy, nonprofit, and community leaders, to increase pathways of opportunity for black young men of color.

Marisa's Episode Outline:

02:40 What are you most grateful for in your life right now?
03:30 We discuss the Pink Agenda that's raised over $2 million for cancer research
07:00 Marissa and I discuss the MBK Alliance, what's being done in this organization and how it truly impacts young black men and boys of color
12:30 Explains the MBK Alliance's Opportunity Summits and it's impact recently in the city of Detroit
15:35 How is MBK Alliance partnering with corporations and institutions?
19:17 How the country's racial income gaps impact our future and economy
24:00 What cities are the MBK Alliance focusing in on?
26:30 How can we take part in the work of the MBK Alliance?
27:50 What's a book you've read that's inspired you most?
30:55 What's something small you've done this month that you're proud of?
33:45 Name an online resource you use everyday and can't live without?
36:04 Share one action our aspiring trailblazers can do this week to blaze our trail?