Tawanna Black portrait

Tawanna Black

Founder and CEO, Center for Economic Inclusion


In 2017, Tawanna Black launched the St. Paul-based Center for Economic Inclusion. The first organization of its kind in the nation, it is dedicated to creating inclusive regional economies by equipping public and private sector employers to dismantle institutional racism and build shared accountability for inclusive economic growth. As CEO, Black leads a team that offers services designed to move businesses and governments from diversity programs to transformative results that help close racial wealth gaps.

Black is a non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.