Millwork Conversations: Ashlei Spivey

Stories • February 10th, 2022

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A gathering point for Omaha’s creators, innovators, artists, thought leaders and activators.

Millwork Conversations is a happy hour chat between Omaha’s creators, innovators, artists, thought leaders and activators. Millwork Conversations will provide an opportunity to learn from people across communities right here in Nebraska and across the country about new ideas and what’s possible – how to push past real and imagined boundaries. Each month will provide an inspiring, memorable experience for attendees through compelling conversations.

Joining us this month is Conversation Leader, Ashlei Spivey…

…a bold leader that actively works to create just communities. In her work as a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist, she champions racial and gender justice to create transformational system change. She is a graduate of Jackson State University where she studied communications and marketing, then attending University of Texas Arlington for her master’s program in urban social planning. She has spent the last decade of her professional career working in spaces from organizational development to philanthropy.
A thread through all of Ashlei’s work is creating and championing Black liberation which is evident in the two organizations she founded, Young Black & Influential Omaha and I Be Black Girl. I Be Black Girl (IBBG), a collective that supports Black women, femmes and girls to access their full potential through economic and reproduction freedom. IBBG has had outsized impact since inception in 2017, like investing over $200,000 in Black women, femmes and girls through grants and other resources. In 2019, Ashlei was chosen as an ABFE Connecting Leaders Fellow, an inaugural 2020 Black Futures Lab Policy Fellow, and proudly serves on the ACLU of Nebraska board of directors as Board President & Equity Officer. She is also a Tribute to Women, NAACP Freedom Fund, Ten Outstanding Young Omahan and 40 Under 40 awardee.


Let us know you’re coming here.


The Details

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 16

WHERE: The Dock, located inside the Ashton Building – 1229 Millwork Ave, Omaha, NE 68102


The Schedule

4:30pm | Doors Open

4:45pm | Conversation Kick Off!

5:15pm | Q&A

5:30pm | Happy Hour @ Kros Strain Brewing

*Kros Strain’s new Draft Works location is right next to us in The Dock at Millwork Commons! PLUS if you’re ready to keep your brain moving, you can join in on Trivia Night starting at 6:30pm!


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