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Stood in the Gap


Oct 7, 2021

Kelli Jones is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Be Nimble Foundation, where the goal is to create a fully diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem. Kelli has been on the tech scene for years making her way to Be Nimble where she’s doing what she sees as her life’s work - putting money into the hands of black people to fix economic disparity. She knows it’s not gonna be easy, as she says, “it’s a marathon” but Kelli is more than ready for the fight. 

In this episode Kelli shares how everything her Foundation does is about making an impact on people’s lives and changing systems that have been dysfunctional for far too long - something she’s wanted to do from a young age, and she’s just getting started. 

In This Episode: 

  • [02:15] This/That with Kelli
  • [03:51] Kelli’s life purpose
  • [05:24] Why Kelli does what she does
  • [06:34] Empowering others to change the world
  • [11:56] Advice for those who haven’t found their passion
  • [14:33] Self motivation driven by adversity
  • [15:57] “This is a marathon” - solving generational trauma
  • [16:46] Mutually beneficial partnerships
  • [20:22] Working to put yourself out of business
  • [21:47] Innovation starts with turning your brain on
  • [25:24] Building things to improve people’s lives
  • [27:23] Words of encouragement to fill in the gaps you see
  • [29:20] What Kelli wants to clear up about herself