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Brenda Palms-Barber

GLHW Council Member

Executive Director

North Lawndale Employment Network


Brenda is the President and CEO of the North Lawndale Employment Network and founder of Sweet Beginnings, a social enterprise. She is a steering committee member and chair of the Workforce committee of the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, (NLCCC) and was selected to serve on Mayor elect Lori Lightfoot’s transition team on the Business, Neighborhood and Economic Development committee. She is dedicated to bridging racial wealth and income inequalities through creating social enterprises and job opportunities for residents of North Lawndale.