In 2018, chef Tunde Wey opened a Nigerian pop-up in February at the Roux Carré food court, where he served a box lunch, but asked white customers to pay $30 and black customers to pay $12. At IdeasCity New Orleans, Wey and collaborator Hermione Malone, executive director of the Good Work Network, led a workshop on equity and creativity through an entrepreneurial lens.
Sixty percent of the New Orleans population is African-American and owns roughly 30% of small businesses. However, those businesses earn just 2% of all receipts. Good Work Network offers an array of resources for minority- and women-owned businesses in order to combat that gap and achieve an inclusive and equitable economy of diverse entrepreneurs with access to what they need to succeed.
Presented at IdeasCity New Orleans