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Transforming an idea into a movement overnight


Watching the news out of Ukraine, Tokunbo Koiki saw reports of Black students struggling to flee the country. Tokunbo, an entrepreneur and social worker, linked up with two strangers, Patricia Daley and Korrine Sky, to build an aid organization for Black refugees — in a single weekend. Black Women for Black Lives helped some 1,200 Black students with direct assistance, a perfect illustration of how entrepreneurial thinking can mobilize action faster than you think it can.


“Tokunbo Koiki’s story shows how entrepreneurial spirit and community can come together, and provides practical lessons for each of us about what’s possible — and an inspiring model for supporting others in need.”