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Speaker

Carniesha Kwashie

Title: Director of the Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN), United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Carniesha Kwashie

Carniesha Kwashie, is the Director of the Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) at United Way of Greater Philadelphia& Southern New Jersey.  As the Director of JOIN, which is also a  member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Carniesha oversees workforce development investments and their impact in 8 counties regionally. In partnership with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) and Race Forward, Carniesha has developed and is implementing the nation’s  first Workforce Benchmark Network initiative to launch with a racial and social equity focus in September 2018.  Prior to directing JOIN, Carniesha was at the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS), where she managed a national initiative called the Better Bike Share Partnership, as well as, the award winning  Indego Bike Share Program. Indego is considered the national model for a socially equitable bike share program due to Carniesha’s leadership and successful implementation of the system’s equity goals. Carniesha has a BA in both African- American Studies and Psychology from Temple University and an MS in Interior Architecture and Design from Drexel University. She resides in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.