Chanda Smith Baker is back with a fresh take on the award-winning Conversations with Chanda podcast. A nationally respected CEO, philanthropist, community leader and entrepreneur, Chanda continues tackling the gritty issues that communities wrestle with — race, leadership, philanthropy social justice and more — but dives even deeper into the profoundly personal stories that drive her guests to use their voice, leadership and resources to make a difference in their communities. From national luminaries like Eric Holder, Dr. Yaba Blay, Valerie Jarret and Ibram X. Kendi to local Twin Cities entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business and community leaders making an impact, the Conversations with Chanda podcast explores, digs deeper and celebrates what’s relevant in our communities NOW. Download today!
LIVE! Jun 7, 2023 “Portraits of Us” Book Release: A Conversation with Black Women in Philanthropy
In this episode recorded during the "Portraits of Us" Book Launch Celebration, Chanda Smith Baker engages in a conversation with influential leaders in philanthropy. Together with Toya Nash Randall, LaCora Bradford Kesti, and Karen Kelley-Ariwoola, they explore the critical intersections of racial equity, privilege, and community support. Discover how their voices are reshaping the landscape and driving change in the world of giving.
“The Real” Intersections of Racial Equity & Impact Investing with Erika Seth Davis
In this episode, Chanda Smith Baker engages in an insightful conversation with Erika Seth Davies, the distinguished CEO of Rhia Ventures and visionary Founder of the Racial Equity Asset Lab. Together, they navigate the complex intersections of racial equity and impact investing. Through Erika's inspiring journey and their exploration of the evolving philanthropic landscape, you'll uncover the powerful forces at play, driving us towards a more just and equitable future.
I Did Not Allow My Purpose to Become A Prison: A Conversations with Dion Dawson
Discover the journey of Dion Dawson, a dynamic social entrepreneur, philanthropic leader, and founder dedicated to tackling food insecurity through innovative logistics and community-driven solutions. Dion founded Dion’s Chicago Dream, a nonprofit organization that combats food insecurity through logistics & last-mile delivery.
Graceful Leadership: Wisdom from Angel Roberson Daniels
Discover the dynamic journey of Angel Roberson-Daniels, Executive Director of Angell Foundation. As a catalyst for positive change, she shares insights from her impactful career, guiding foundations, and fostering community collaboration. From strategic planning to empowering emerging leaders, listen in on some valuable insights on mentorship and the art of graceful leadership.
Live! With Keith Ellison on Justice and Accountability
Listen in to an engaging live conversation with Keith Ellison, complemented by a book signing event for 'Break the Wheel’ at The Square. Tune in as we delve deep into critical subjects such as police reform, justice, and accountability. From insights into Family Supporting Families Against Police Violence to the George Floyd case, Ellison shares profound perspectives on driving change in our society.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Toshira Garraway at Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence
Mary Taris, M.Ed. at Strive Bookstore
Elizer Darris at Darris Group
NAACP Minneapolis Branch
All Square: The Legal Revolution
MN Justice Research Center
Empowering Communities for Health Equity
Join Chanda Smith Baker in a powerful conversation with Qiana Thomason, the visionary CEO of Health Forward Foundation. Discover how Qiana's dedication to health equity and community empowerment shapes her leadership journey. Explore her insights on truth reconciliation in philanthropy, the importance of mentorship, and the transformative power of intentional spaces.
Amazing Body of Work
Chanda has a beautiful body of work built up in this collection of conversations! She knows how to ask the hard questions in a non threatening manner and her wealth of personal experiences enhance every conversation. What an enlightening listen Conversations with Chanda has become!
Always thought provoking!
Chanda has a beautiful way of setting the table for her guests. Her curiosity and humility, mixed with personal tidbits from her own life experience create space for people of all walks to show up in their essence. The consistent result is conversations that inform and inspire.
Be a part of the conversation!
Listening to Conversations with Chanda, I learn, I laugh and I am filled with hope while also feeling like I am truly a part of a conversation between friends. I can’t wait to listen to them all!