Y. Elaine Rasmussen


Y. Elaine Rasmussen is Founder and CEO of Social Impact Strategies Group (SISG), a Black/Native-led certified B-corp social enterprise. SISG provides social impact design and inclusive economic development consulting, education workshops for investors and Black and Brown womxn entrepreneurs, and produces the annual ConnectUP! MN Summit. The Summit promotes inclusive and equitable entrepreneur ecosystems that drive positive, sustainable social impact grounded in economic justice. Elaine serves on the boards of MNVest, MDI, Nexus Community Partners, Swift Foundation and the Association for Black Economic Power. She was recently featured in Fearless Commerce Magazine and received the National Association of Women Business Owners Achieve! Innovation Award for her work on inclusive economic development.

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