JPMorgan Chase is supporting an initiative to prepare women of color to change systems in Columbus.
The financial institution has invested $1.5 million in an “equity design” institute, which will train women of color to develop solutions for challenges that could include anything from housing insecurity to lack of access to childcare.
The women will bring their experience to the training, and learn to apply design principals to create more equitable systems.
The institute is the brainchild of LC Johnson, founder and CEO of Zora’s House, and Kelley Griesmer, president and CEO of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. They are partnering with the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) and the Columbus-based Fringe 22 design and creative strategy studio, which will provide instruction to two groups of women over two years.
The training will take place at Zora’s House, a co-working…