Women are the fastest growing demographic group among people who are incarcerated yet are navigating a criminal justice system that does not recognize their unique experiences and needs. Hear from panelists, including fair chance employers, who are at the forefront of creating meaningful reentry opportunities that recognize the individual needs, strengths, and agency of women.
Kimberly McGlonn, with 18 years of experience as a designer of curriculum, is a committed advocate for social justice and environmentalism, advocacy that informs her approach to business leadership in the fashion industry. As Founder & CEO of the Philadelphia-based manufacturing start-up, Grant Blvd, she oversees the daily management, creative direction, & growth strategy for the brand. Ultimately, the company’s mission is to construct stylish, sustainably sourced fashion, while not only reducing landfill waste, but in supporting women who are formerly incarcerated in leading self-sufficient lives. Her work has been recognized by Fast Company, the NAACP & she was named “20 of 2020” by Citibank. Ultimately, she aspires to build a personal legacy that is rooted in service, strategic design, and systems change.
Tess Hart is co-founder and CEO of Triple Bottom Brewing — a small batch craft brewery with a fair chance mission in Philadelphia, PA. Before starting Triple Bottom, she worked in Washington, DC, as a strategy consultant to foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises. She has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Jamila Harris advocates for the social rights of women that are impacted by the criminal justice system. She collaborates with the Incarcerated Women’s Working Group, Mural Arts, People’s Paper Co-op, and the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. Jamila is a published author, college student, and Certified Recovery.
This event is part of Eastern State’s ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this discussion may take place virtually. Check back soon for more information.