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Posted March 4, 2016 by Editorial Staff in People Profiles
 
 

[PROFILE] In 25 Words or Less: Candice Elder (Organization Leader: Arts)

Candice Elder
Candice Elder

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In 25 Words or Less

Posted: March 4, 2016

ORGANIZATION LEADER | MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (MoAD) VANGUARD
THE BASICS
Name: Candice Elder
Age: 30s • Status: Single • Kids: No
Place of Birth: Oakland, CA • Raised: Oakland, CA
Professional Background: President of Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Vanguard. UC Berkeley alum and on the Board of Directors for the UC Berkeley Black Alumni Club. Former nine year legal professional now working in the non-profit sector full time at The Women’s Funding Network.
Website: http://www.moadsf.org/connect/vanguard
Contact/Follow: Email LinkedInTwitter
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
Job(s) held that is most unlike what I currently do now: Delivery for eBay’s startup service, eBayNow.
Field #1: Arts, Culture
Yrs of Experience: 5
Title: President • In Office Through: June 2016
Organization: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Vanguard – San Francisco, CA
What it does and what I do: Vanguard is MoAD’s young professionals auxiliary group dedicated to fundraising and advancing MoAD’s mission, where I serve as President.
Field #2: Philanthropy
Years of Experience: 1+
Title: Executive Coordinator
Organization: Women’s Funding Network – San Francisco, CA
What it does and what I do: Work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to shape a network of over 120 women’s funds/foundations across the world devoted to women/girls.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge (business/professional): Remaining positive when facing professional adversity while learning that your work will always speak for itself and always keep your integrity and personal values.
Significant Mistake (business/professional): Going to law school part time while trying to work close to full time.
Significant Accomplishment (business/professional): Raising the most proceeds in MoAD Vanguard’s ten year history and significantly increasing event attendance and visibility.
Career Advice: Figure out your passion and pursue it. Networking is your best friend. Surround yourself with liked minded professional friends and mentors for personal/career development.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge (personal): Working through introverted tendencies.
Significant Accomplishment (personal): Taking chances and risks that have lead to many open doors and opportunities.
Life Advice:
25 WORDS OR LESS: OFF THE TOP
Trait(s) most admired in others: Integrity, good leadership, kindness, honesty, respect.
Some causes/organizations I support: Black Lives Matter, The East Oakland Collective and many other social justice organizations
Hours of “personal” downtime/week: 15
Favorite activity(s) in my personal downtime: Hiking with the dog, reading, thinking of master plans, supporting the community, exploring.
Some of my favorite local hangouts: Ozumo’s Oakland, Lake Merritt, Ol Yeller, Glenn W. Daniel/King Estate Open Space Park, of course MoAD.
Some of my favorite TV shows: Scandal, Blackish, Orange Is The New Black, Mary Jane.
Favorite Vacation Spot(s): Jamaica.
Place(s) I would like to visit: Africa, Italy, Barbados.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby(s): Visiting parks where I can take my dog off-leash. Quality time with family and friends. Filling up my calendar (trying to stop this!).
Favorite Book(s): Anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I read anything on Black and diaspora history and culture.
Some of my most-admired people (excluding parents):
Something about me that may surprise you: Used to play golf.

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