ASU+GSV Summit 2022: Kristina Francis on disrupting traditional systems

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at the ASU+GSV Summit 2022

Partnerships among entrepreneurs, companies, and investors can disrupt traditional systems to foster equitable economic mobility, according to Kristina Francis, executive director, JFFLabs.

WorkingNation sat down with Francis at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.

She says disruption leads to positive change. “Oftentimes in crises or in times of necessity, we have our best thinking, our best innovation. We are trying to come up with solutions. We want to disrupt that which is not serving us or working well for the outcomes that we want to see.”

“We are infusing technology, new models and new systems, and partnerships into the workforce education field,” says Francis. “We looked at what traditional systems were doing. We looked at some of the new emerging ecosystem players and we wanted to really convene those individuals together.”

“Look at what is working. Test, experiment, and scale new opportunities so that we can create on-ramps – so individuals have the opportunity to find, finance, and flourish in what they’re doing.”

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