Keeping it One Hundred — Karen Boykin-Towns in conversation with PRecise Communications and Hill Harper

Insights from Leaders
2 min readNov 9, 2020

Karen Boykin-Towns is a results-driven leader and agent of change. Karen was invited to speak at a virtual panel discussion held by PRecise Communications on August 24, 2020. The discussion was titled “Culture and Convos — Maximizing Black Voices & Brand Power for Social Change”, and encompassed topics like racism in America, equality, the recent protests, and so on. Karen spoke alongside Hill Harper — renowned actor, author, and activist.

The discussion took place on Facebook Live, which allowed viewers from all over the world to tune in.

Karen has had extensive experience in strategic planning, communications, and outreach — which have allowed her to develop a skill in connecting with people. With a unique perspective, in leading successful teams, civic organizations and now her own business, Karen has been able to bridge communications gaps and has brought people together on common ground.

Watch a clip of the panel discussion here, or read an excerpt of what Karen said below.

“When Hill said that big organizations haven’t done enough, maybe it’s that we have not done enough effectively. You have organizations like the NAACP who’s been here 111 years, but that doesn’t mean that for 111 years it has been at its best. You have other organizations that have been doing this work for decades.

“In the past, everyone was looking at being an individual hero. Everyone thought that their way was the best way. Now, in the past couple of years, the realization has come to be that no one organization is going to solve the problem. We all have to work together. We have to come together collectively as organizations and individuals and say “you have a strength here, so you lead on this piece.” We need to understand that we are all working toward the same thing and we have to do a better job of working together.

“I will be the first to say that maybe there was a bit too much maybe competition in this effort. There’s no room for competition in this movement! I think we’re seeing the various organizations working better together and that’s what we need if we’re going to really be successful in this fight against racism. We have to keep it one-hundred.”



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