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Her Story: Bonnie Rukin of Slow Money Maine
January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pmFree
We’re excited for Bonnie Rukin to join us on January 19, 2021 from 5pm to 6:30pm to tell Her Story about her journey of exploring many of the complex issues of inherited wealth to founding Slow Money Maine (SMM). Bonnie has brought her background as an organic farmer, teacher, non-profit governance leader and social change agent to SMM and has created a statewide network connecting food producers to investors and technical assistance in order to build a thriving local food economy and vibrant communities.
Agenda for Zoom Online Event:
- 5:00pm – VT WIN intros and meeting guidelines
- 5:30pm – Her Story: Bonnie Rukin
- 6:15pm – Time for Q&A with Bonnie
- 6:30pm – General / Open Discussion
- 6:45pm – Wrap up
As always, there will be time for a discussion and sharing ideas. Vermont Women’s Investors Network believes strongly in being an inclusive and diverse network. The meeting is free and open to all women and femmes, trans-gender and gender non-forming people interested in learning more about how they can invest with their values.
About Bonnie Rukin: Bonnie Rukin is the Founder & Coordinator of Slow Money Maine, a 10-year old statewide network connecting food producers to investors and technical assistance in order to build a thriving local food economy and vibrant communities. This work has promoted creative, broad-based engagement, focused on collaborative relationships, and has resulted in many solidly established businesses that have benefited from more than $!6mm invested through loans, grants, & equity. Bonnie has brought her background as an organic farmer, teacher, non-profit governance leader and social change agent to this endeavor with very satisfying results!
For more than 40 years, Bonnie has explored many of the complex issues of inherited wealth related to personal needs, family dynamics, privilege, cultural influences, justice and social change. She has chosen to question patterns of functioning with money, and definitions of risk and return, along with readily accepted doctrines/myths associated with white supremacy and the racial wealth divide. She has been courageous in investment choices and passionate with philanthropic activity, and regularly and eagerly seeks out bold and values-aligned allies who continue to learn and practice innovative strategies.
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