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Leader in social entrepreneurship: Tony Hillery, founder of Harlem Grown

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy

As part of my work in wealth management strategy, I have the opportunity to work with and advise a wide variety of entrepreneurs and business owners, and it’s always insightful to hear their personal stories and learn about the impact they have had in their own careers.

For our second annual NextGen Experience in Silicon Valley hosted by Bank of the West Wealth Management and BNP Paribas, a group of our millennial clients from more than 20 countries around the globe got a chance to hear directly from entrepreneur Tony Hillery, of Harlem Grown. Tony’s story is an uncommon and inspiring one. He has gone from owner of a successful limousine business catering to entertainment and sports celebrities to heading an organization that uses urban farming to revitalize neighborhoods.

In fact, his example may especially resonate with younger generations. According to our 2018 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur report, elite entrepreneurs and “millennipreneurs” (entrepreneurs under 36 years old) are showing an increasing desire for their investments to have a positive impact.

Tony shared with us his thoughts on one of the biggest risks today’s entrepreneurs face.

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Meet Tina Woodside, an earth-moving entrepreneur

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy
Tina Woodside smiling

“As much as I would love to say that I had one or two great things that helped shape my success, it was really such a larger picture than that.”

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Study looks at growing impact priorities of ‘elite entrepreneurs’

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy
Cover of Entrepreneur Report of sunny room with happy people clapping.

The result is a significant change from two years ago, in which only 10% felt social impact was a relevant business metric.

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More breaks in the glass ceiling? Helping women business owners thrive

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy
Business woman standing at head of a conference table, with coworkers sitting nearby, with a bright, urban background visible through the glass wall behind her.

I can’t help but wonder: Is the glass ceiling truly shattered — especially for women business owners?

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Balancing business and philanthropic goals may not be either-or

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy
Vern Mangels sitting on a picnic table with a few RVs visible in the background.

Business owners and entrepreneurs do not have to sacrifice their business objectives in order to achieve their philanthropic goals.

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