This Community is an interactive resource for women-identifying (non-gender conforming welcome) leaders to practice the skills, tools and mindsets needed to increase our joy + impact in environmental and social change work.
You manage resources – people, money, land, etc – and want significant influence over these resources. You want to thrive in the chaos, and help others do the same so our species can get it together. In this group, we have the real-real dialogues about what it takes.
You can look forward to:
Resources: Tools and frameworks to accelerate your impact and generate joy, peace and grace in your life.
Community: Real, complex dialogue with like-minded women-identifying leaders about issues we struggle to discuss in "politically correct" spaces.
Fun: Laughter, wacky lives with my team and I, and celebration of our wins and our precious moments.
Nikki Silvestri is the Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, a project development firm designing economic and environmental strategies with human left in.
As the Co-Founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. A nationally recognized thought leader, her many honors include being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans.
Nikki is a Faculty Member at the Food Business School (she co-designed and taught one of their inaugural courses, "Ethical Leadership in Food Business"). She is the Board Co-Chair of the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies (BALLE), and is an advisory board member of TendLab, a boutique firm unlocking the power of parenthood at work. She is the recipient of numerous awards including ELLE Magazine's "Gold" Award and OxFam America's "Act Local, Think Global" Award.
Nikki began her work in social change through the foster care system in Southern California, where she directed Foster Youth Empowerment Workshops. She has a master's degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is originally from Los Angeles. She currently lives in Oakland, with her husband and son.