In August 2018, a group of leaders from across the education sector convened to consider one vital question: How might we collaborate to dramatically improve life outcomes for Black learners of all ages?
The creation of Innovation For Equity, Inc. (IFE) and its accompanying initiatives were the agreed upon answer to this question. In the years since, IFE has grown to become an essential and active community that is pacesetting and leading the way in responding to inequities in education by fostering innovation and developing transformational leaders. IFE is a 501c3 non-profit organization with support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Vistria Group, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chan Zukerberg Initiative, Walton Family Foundation and more.
Angela Romans is the founding Executive Director of Innovation For Equity. A 2019 inaugural IFE Leadership Fellow, Angela has spent over two decades as a leader in nonprofit and public sector organizations and brings deep experience in higher education, K–12, leadership development, and education access and reform. Intensely committed to positively impacting Black learners of all ages, the future is bright for IFE under the guidance of Angela.
United by their passion for equity, our founding members came together to discuss vital issues, share their expertise, and plan a pathway to a better future for all learners. These leaders are experts in education, research, technology, and business. Each brings a unique perspective and new ideas for how we can ensure all learners reach their full potential