The Future of Cities (Mayor Vi Lyles)

Our guest today has a big goal - she’s setting a new standard for American cities when it comes to achieving racial equity, social justice, economic opportunity, employment, and mobility.


Vi Lyles is the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina - one of the top five fastest-growing large cities in the US (and home to Red Ventures!). In 2021, her Racial Equity Initiative made headlines as a first-of-its-kind partnership bringing together the public sector and members of the private sector (including Ric!) to build a more equitable future for all.


In this episode, Mayor Lyles shares what progress means to her as a public leader ; her experience becoming the first Black woman elected Mayor of Charlotte after growing up in the segregated South ; and why creating opportunity for others is her ultimate definition of success.


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