Naima McQueen is a cross-sector management, strategy, and convening consultant; event producer; financial empowerment curriculum designer and facilitator; and business education instructor. Her core focus is advising mission-driven, startup and growth stage organizations in the Bay Area and New York. Currently, Naima works as the Executive Director of Alliance for Community Development, a 501c3 nonprofit committed to increasing access to capital for under-resourced communities through free entrepreneurial ecosystem navigation and events for business owners, entrepreneurs, and service providers. Naima holds a B.A. in Psychology and African American studies from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College. She is also a proud alumna of the Coro New York Fellows Program in Public Affairs and the New York StartingBloc Institute.