REBECCA F. LIPSEY
PRESIDENT & CEO, MIAMI FOUNDATION, MIAMI
Lipsey is a social entrepreneur and former policymaker focused on building stronger, more equitable cities. She started Radical Partners as a social-impact accelerator that incubates ventures that solve civic and community challenges, ranging from sea-level rise to educational equity. Over the past five years, Radical Partners has invested in the growth of 100 social impact ventures, 10 of which have reached $1 million in revenue. Earlier this year, she took over leadership of the Miami Foundation, a community foundation that supports non-profits and other groups.
|EDUCATION||University of Pennsylvania (BA), Bank Street College of Education (MEd)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||I began my career as a teacher and served a four-year term on the Florida Board of Education.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||We must prepare our state for rising sea levels and strengthen our infrastructure.|
|RESOLUTION KEPT||A friend sent me a gratitude journal for the holidays, and it has become a treasured five-minute ritual each day to pause and choose to be grateful.|