May 19, 2021
This week, I had the pleasure to talk to my friend, trailblazer, mother, thought leader, entrepreneur, lawyer, activist and creator Betty Francisco.
Betty is a seasoned business executive, board director, investor and community leader. She has over 22 years of experience advising high growth start-ups, non-profits, and companies various areas. She's been named one of the most influential leaders in Boston this year, one of the 2020 Power 50,, and in 2018, Boston Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston.
She is the co-founder and board chair of Amplify Latinx / Latina Circle, a social venture that is building economic and political power within the Latinx community in Massachusetts. She also founded Reimagine Play, a startup that offers fitness programming for children and families in Greater Boston.
Betty was previously the General Counsel at Compass Working Capital, and is currently the CEO of the Boston Impact Initiative, which invests in enterprises in Massachusetts that address the growing wealth gap and ecological challenges of our times.
In this episode, Betty and I talk about her upbringing, identity, career shifts and decisions, how she’s been able to step into her own power as an entrepreneur and investor, economic justice, money management, and more.
Recommended Books: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram Kendi and Jason Reynolds.
Connect with Betty Francisco on LinkedIn and check out her website: www.bettyfrancisco.com.
Amplify Latinx: https://amplifylatinx.co
Boston Impact Initiative Fund - Investing for Justice: https://bostonimpact.org
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