Elizabeth Dawes Gay is a social entrepreneur whose life mission is to create a world where womxn of color have what they need to achieve their ideal well-being. Elizabeth’s lived experience as a Black woman in the United States drives her to fight injustice and create a more equitable world. Elizabeth founded Ìpàdé because womxn of color deserve a safe, beautiful, and functional sanctuary where they can grow personally and professionally. Elizabeth is a recognized thought leader on reproductive and maternal health, rights, and justice who has been published in The Nation, Rewire, The Root, EBONY.com, TIME Motto, and Huffington Post. She is a co-founder of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the founder of Sisu Consulting, and the founder of a leadership development initiative called Black Women For.
Elizabeth holds a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Pennsylvania.
Venture: Ìpàdé is a coworking space and community of support and accountability for Black, Indigenous, and womxn of color changemakers, bringing together womxn of color activists, advocates, and creators to build skills, resilience, and power to disrupt the status quo.