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Entrepreneur Abha Thakkar to moderate panel on nonprofit leadership in social justice

Jessica Cavazos, Anthony Cooper, Sheila Milton, Abha Thakkar, Rashad Cobb.

Nonprofit consultant and entrepreneur Abha Thakar will moderate a panel titled “Philanthropy through social justice: how nonprofit leaders are filling in the gaps” on Monday, October 18, the first day of the fourth annual Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

The all-online Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community building event. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Abha is the owner of Mosaic LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational systems development and coaching for nonprofits, collective impact initiatives, and local government through an antiracist lens. Abha brings 20+ years of local leadership and a unique combination of skills and relationships that are critical to systems work, including grassroots leadership development, community organizing and engagement, collective action, restorative justice, violence prevention, community journalism, web applications development, financial management, policy development, and systems analysis. Her experience is also deeply tied to local food system resilience, including supporting the incubation of local food enterprises, food industry job training, food recovery logistics, food security enhancement and food systems infrastructure planning through her former role as the executive director of the Northside Planning Council, which owns and operates the FEED Kitchens commercial kitchen and business incubator. Additionally, Mosaic’s portfolio  includes multiple cross-sector collective impact initiatives, which have fostered extensive networks of relationships among diverse leaders throughout the region.
Abha is a recipient of the Social Justice Center’s Visionary Award, currently serves on the Dane County Food Council and is participating in the Community of Learning and Practice on Racial Equity and Economic Justice for Food Policy Councils at by Johns Hopkins University.
Abha was born in India, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, has a 10-year old daughter and has traveled to over 60 countries, doing work in many of them to support the social-emotional and educational needs of vulnerable children.

Joining Abha on the panel are:

  • Nehemiah Center Director of Re-entry Services Anthony Cooper
  • Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Community Engagement Program Officer Rashad Cobb
  • UW Credit Union VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Sheila Milton
  • Latino Chamber of Commerce President Jessica Cavazos

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit will last five days and feature 25 panels on a range of issues, such as workplace diversity, education, health care, social justice and more. Registration is $49, with discount rates for nonprofit and government employees and students.