Your vote for one inspiring leader could create opportunities for 40 next-generation innovatorsSusan Mernit was nominated and been selected as one of the top 20 community leaders in the running for the Community Leadership Award from the San Francisco Foundation.
For over 60 years, The San Francisco Foundation has recognized inspiring Bay Area leaders who are making daily contributions that are changing the way we work, think and live via the Community Leadership Awards. Past winners have included Michael Franti, Van Jones, Carlos Santana, Alice Waters, and a slew of other local leaders. This year, 7x7 and The San Francisco Foundation have joined forces to present the Hot 20 Community Choice Award.
The winner with the most votes will be featured in an advertorial spread in 7×7‘s Hot 20 Issue and their organization will receive a $20,000 award from The San Francisco Foundation. So, check out your top 20 finalists, get inspired, and then VOTE!
Here's why we think Susan should win:Since Susan left Silicon Valley in 2008, she has been a serial social entrepreneur and capacity builder who has tirelessly and skillfully advocated and increased opportunities for underserved communities through journalism and tech. In a few short years she's launched a number of successful projects that have moved the bar on inequity in the Bay Area:
Here at Hack the Hood, we all feel that Susan is an extraordinary person who inspires each of us to be our best through her inclusive and empowering leadership. She is a passionate, innovative, and entrepreneurial changemaker, and we hope you will cast your vote to recognize her talent, and in the meantime helping us raise stipend funding for our youth.
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