When Corey Davis and Daniel Anzueto launched Maven Leadership Collective last April, they did so to create a vehicle to promote intersectionality centered on queer and trans leaders of color.

“We believe meaningful inclusion is the best way to build effective community organizations,” said Davis, co-founder and executive director. “That wasn’t part of the narrative in our community when it came to QTPOC, and no organization was making it its singular focus. We are building a movement for queer and trans people of color and our allies that radically redefines leadership, the spaces we occupy and the impact we have.”

Maven Leadership Collective is a social impact organization which offers a free capacity building program that “creates more resilient social impact leaders.”

An advocate for meaningful inclusion for more than 20 years in the nonprofit and private sectors, Davis has volunteered for Miami Beach Gay Pride, The National LGBTQ Task Force and the Miami Gay Men's Chorus. He said Maven’s work is important because “without harnessing all available talent, there is no way we can tackle complex issues facing South Florida.”

“Together we can find sustainable solutions for improving our quality of life and making our community more prosperous, vibrant and just,” Davis said.


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