Spotlighting Black Innovation – 1871’s Celebration of Black History Month

02/23/2023 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CST | Hybrid
  • Corporate
  • Early Stage
  • Growth Stage

Join us virtually or in person for networking and a panel celebrating Black Innovation, to help mark Black History Month.

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5:00 PM


Lisa Laws, COO of 1871

Lisa Laws is the Chief Operating Officer at 1871, responsible for day-to-day operations, building employee alignment, and creating critical organizational targets. Gifted in operational leadership and collaborative work, Lisa’s Engineering and Project Management background in the Private sector and Operations, Community Engagement, and Policy in the Public sector has given Lisa a unique skill set to manage cross-functional teams to create and execute strategic priorities successfully. Lisa earned dual undergraduate degrees in Physics from Xavier University of Louisiana and Civil Engineering from Tulane University, a graduate certificate in Infrastructure Engineering and Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Black Innovation Panel

5:05 -5:45 PM


Panelists to be announced soon! 


5:45 -6:30 PM