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From Pledge to Community: Measuring the Impact of $50bn in Corporate Commitments to Equity

Join us in an Equity Action Collective Roundtable.


Seth Hufford founded The People Group to focus on leadership and organizational development grounded in equity and inclusion. By building people’s capacity to strategically address complex issues, he facilitates the creation of better-functioning relationships, workplaces, and communities. He works with a range of clients including community activists, technology executives, architects, and public high school students. Prior to founding The People Group in 2013, Seth managed global executive education programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Business School, directed Coro’s Leadership New York program, and facilitated Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative. He served as chief of staff to an elected official, directed economic development at a Chamber of Commerce, and operated as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Seth holds a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College. 


Saidah Nash Carter is a digital business native with a passion for value creation and the use of technology to create new opportunities for business and for humanity. She began her career with Reuters NewMedia during a period of profound digital transformation and went on to build and launch some of the first online news services for early internet sensations like Yahoo! and AOL.

She thrives pushing the boundaries of corporate thinking and business development through emerging technology, co-creation, and a focus on sustainability. She has an eye for identifying opportunities to stretch businesses to new frontiers while remaining connected the company’s core DNA and value proposition. This strength led her to design one of the first customer co-creation programs in Thomson Reuters resulting in a new way of approaching partnership and IP ownership and creating a pathway for richer collaboration with both customer and partner ecosystems.

As SVP- Africa Innovation, she launched Thomson Reuters data science and innovation lab in Cape Town, one of seven innovation Labs globally and the only one in an emerging market. She is particularly proud of her team’s work delivering Thomson Reuters successful Africa Startup Challenge, Africa's first Intrapreneurship Conference, and her flagship initiative to bring financial inclusion to Africa’s small scale farmers - Bankable Farmer.

Today she leads Bright Insights Global (BIG), a boutique consultancy and expert network committed to helping companies do better business in Africa. BIG’s network expertise spans financial services, media, private equity, law, talent management, digital product and business development. BIG was formed out of a desire to design and accelerate forward thinking, purpose driven, globally competitive organizations.

She is also passionate about Africa’s Intrapraneur ecosystem and works to identify, connect and empower these innovators inside large corporations. She works in partnership with the League of Intrapreneurs, as a Global Fellow and Africa Catalyst.

Most Recent Awards & Recognition: 2017 Inspiring 50 Women in Tech, United Nations 2018 Voices of African Mothers Innovation Award, League of Intrapreneurs Global Fellow – 2019



10th October

9pm - 10.30pm CET

3pm - 4.30pm EDT