One-On-One With Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

Author: Alaina Gurwitz 
Cross-posted from Adhara

“When I first launched Akilah, I desperately wanted to achieve rapid growth and recognition for the work we were doing. It’s inevitable that our egos get wrapped up in the process. I’ve recently developed a new perspective on my goals, and the importance of being deeply committed for the long run. Major systemic change doesn’t happen overnight, it requires many years of hard work and sacrifice.”