“There is strength and power when we come together, and if we don’t, we could all be missing out on something really amazing.”

“There is strength and power when we come together, and if we don’t, we could all be missing out on something really amazing.”

“I don’t have to be at RISE—I want to be at RISE. There’s no replacement for face-to-face participation in a community,” says member Nicci Roach, who recently co-founded a brand-new  501(c)3 nonprofit called Mosaic Ceiling, working to empower and equip women of color to fully realize their professional goals and dreams. As an active member who frequently attends RISE events and uses the facility to meet with collaborators, Roach is emphatic about the importance of mentorship and working around like-minded women.

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What's Happening at RISE in November?

What's Happening at RISE in November?

Like most of us, I wear many hats. I work part-time at RISE, I am a social worker, and I try to have that thing called a social life.. I typically work 12 or more hours each day and sometimes I wonder how I manage to sustain two wildly different jobs with three different job titles. Then I remember what I love about a busy schedule and what I love about the work I do. But loving your job(s) doesn’t always translate into a positive mindset.

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