We are thrilled to announce that Fox Valley leader, speaker, nonprofit entrepreneur and educator (and FoxValley365 contributor!) Tracey Robertson will moderate a panel on nonprofit collaboration on Monday, October 7 at the Wisconsin Leadership Summit.
The panel, titled “Collaborate or Compete? How Nonprofits Can Work Together to Succeed,” will address the reality that too often, nonprofit organizations are forced to compete for scarce resources. The panel will feature several accomplished nonprofit leaders to discuss ways to work together to improve the community rather than compete. It will be an important conversation with real-world implications!
Tracey is the award-winning cofounder and executive director of Fit Oshkosh, Inc., a grassroots, non-profit social justice organization located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Its mission is to promote social transformation through Color-Brave conversations, education, advocacy, and research in order to achieve race equity and justice within the community.
Tracey serves as an adjunct professor at Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where she instructs the E-Seed Express: Entrepreneurship Training course.
Tracey has decades of professional experience that includes entrepreneurship, training, business development, consulting and administration.
Tracey specializes in anti-racist curriculum development and has delivered workshops to clients across the United States and Canada.
A community organizer and activist, her expert opinion on the subject of racial equity has been featured on television shows including Eye on Oshkosh and appearances on Wisconsin Public Television’s Here and Now.
Tracey is a much sought-after and engaging public speaker on the subject of race, and has spoken at venues throughout Wisconsin and the nation. Her 2017 TedX Oshkosh Talk, “Black Girls Aren’t Magic,” received a standing ovation and has been viewed worldwide.
Throughout her career, Tracey has received numerous commendations and recognitions including being named one of the “Women in Charge, local women who are making a difference” in the Oshkosh Independent, two “You Make A Difference” awards from the Oshkosh Collaboration Workgroup, a “Public Service Award” nomination by the National Association of Social Workers, a “Community Leader Award” by ESTHER of the Fox Valley, named one of the “44 Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin” by Madison365, awarded the “Connie Steel Woman of Strength Award” by the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley and a “Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award” by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
In 2018, Tracey started the Regional People of Color Business Association (RPOCBA) which seeks to highly-resource Black and Brown-owned businesses in the Fox Valley region.
Tracey produces and hosts “Real Gospel Radio Oshkosh 101.9 fm” which received a “Best of the Midwest Merit Award” in 2018 and 2019.
Tracey attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois where she studied Journalism.
She authored and self-published a book entitled, “My Unapologetic, Undiluted Love for the Music Artist Prince”, and is a freelance writer for the online publication, FoxValley365.