Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites you to participate in Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut Leader Convenings! Social impact leaders from across the nonprofit, public and private sectors are invited to join to connect, share ideas, and challenge and support each other.
These conversations focus on leading for equity, collective impact, advocacy, movement building, addressing organizational challenges and advancing innovative change. Featured leaders will share their insights to launch a dynamic group conversation. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Tiheba Bain leads Women Against Mass Incarceration, Inc, a grassroots nonprofit, organization empowering, enriching and educating justice involved women and girls to serve as students, peer mentors and advocates for women’s rights. Tiheba is an organizer and who welcomes the opportunity to give back and be a change agent for others. Tiheba is a Formerly Incarcerated Professional assisting with sustainable reentry for women, reforming education in prison and advocating for the rights of those incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. She is a public speaker who played an integral role in passing legislation SB13 for the dignity of incarcerated women and girls in the State of Connecticut in 2018. Tiheba sits on the Lt. Governor Women’s Commission of Health and Safety and the African American Sub Commission of the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity.
Originally from California, Barbara Lopez learned about the importance of her community from her Guatemalan parents, who came to the United States in search of a better life. Deeply invested in social justice, Barbara organized with Service Employees International Union locals in CT, MA, RI, MN and CA. There Barbara was able to empower thousands of health care workers, home care workers and child care providers to form unions and secure contracts. Barbara received an Associate Degree of Liberal Arts from Santa Monica College, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Labor Studies from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2015, Barbara became the second co-founding organizer and built Make the Road CT. Her first undertaking was to organize the first parent committee where they launched their first successful campaign, In Our Language Please. As lead organizer, Barbara strategized, supported and implemented campaigns with members to fight for dignity, respect and a better quality of life. As Director, Barbara will take Make the Road CT to the next level as a statewide multi-issue and multi-generational organization.