Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, activist and spiritual teacher who works at the intersection of business, social and economic justice and spirituality. She is the Co-Founder and founding CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful inspiring co-working space that supports and connects socially engaged change makers and social entrepreneurs. She is the Project Director of the Runway Project Oakland, a micro-lending fund for African American entrepreneurs intended to close the “Friends & Family” gap funding that is often unavailable to them. Additionally, Konda is the co-founder of the annual COCAP (Community Capital) conference in Oakland, with a focus on “Building the We Economy”.
Working alongside Michelle Long, she is one of the co-founders and co-facilitator of The Well-Being In Business Lab - Oakland, a cross-sector initiative guiding prominent business owners, non-profit leaders and government officials to a deeper level of intention within themselves and their businesses.
Ms. Mason, along with her partners Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie, owned the first home delivery service of organic food in the Los Angeles area and were the first to negotiate an organic food section in a major grocery store in 1997. Along with other “firsts”, Konda, working with a small cadre of activists, managed to stop a coal-fired power plant from being built in Borneo, Malaysia in the world’s precious Coral Triangle. Additionally, Konda leads annual eco-tourism trips to the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador in order to wake people up to become active stewards of this vital earth ecosystem that is being threatened by the extractive oil industry.
Konda is an accomplished filmmaker and artists manager and the recipient of an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy Award winner. Konda holds a Permaculture Design Certificate, is a certified yoga teacher and a meditation teacher. She sits on the Board of Directors of The Good Work Institute, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center where she is in a four-year Dharma Teacher Training with Jack Kornfield as her personal mentor.
Konda is also a co-founder of Jubilee, a new initiative of wisdom keepers and wealth holders, focused on joyfully preparing the next generation of investors to meet this moment and to defend the sacred.
Konda’s work is fueled by a passion to witness in her lifetime a world that is environmentally regenerative, spiritually fulfilling, socially just and economically equitable.