katie kelton

Writer +
Digital Storyteller
katie kelton
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Benjamin Vann and Matthew Randazzo:
Co-creators of Equitable Entrepreneurship

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Count the Cost: 6 Effects of the Global Water Crisis

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Artist Community Thrives Inside Downtown’s Rail Station Studios

Several uncomfortable truths persist in the American investment industry: Social networks are segregated by race and gender. Prestigious education is limited to those with access. Unconscious bias affects investor decisions. And tech, venture capitalism, and entrepreneurship are not duly represented by women and people of color. Two Dallas philanthropists are on a mission to move the needle with a simple concept: equitable entrepreneurship.

From high infant and mother mortality rates to inflated household expenses, the effects of the global water crisis are costly and far-reaching. Across the world, 2,100,000,000 people bear the physical, financial, social, and emotional costs of the lack of access to clean, safe water:

 

The global water crisis costs lives.

The global water crisis costs money.

The global water crisis costs women and children time and energy.

Tucked into an unassuming red brick storefront in Downtown Plano is a sanctuary for our city’s artistic spirit. Rail Station Studios, operated by Gene Dillard and hidden next to the DART rail line on tiny 15th Place, is that sanctuary. The studio serves as a workspace for several resident artists and boasts a storefront gallery for other exhibiting artists’ handicrafts. The artists engage with both the community and one another, as they participate in the collaborative friendships cultivated by the shared space.

Hello! I'm Katie, digital marketer and strong writer with five years of experience in the marketing agency and nonprofit industries. Expert at envisioning, strategizing, and executing omni-channel marketing campaigns. At home in a fast-paced, action-oriented work environment.
 
 I believe in ethical and inclusive storytelling. Most of my waking hours are spent typing furiously in coffee shops, organizing my bookshelf, heading outdoors, and cramming all my friends into one space.

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"Ideas, bread, and books are all the same - they're better when they're shared."

Seth Godin