Konda MasonCo-Founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth & socioeconomic justice activist and spiritual teacher. She is the Co-Founder and founding CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, Strategic Director of the Runway Project, a “Friends & Family” gap fund for African American entrepreneurs, and co-founder of the the COCAP conference in Oakland.
She is a co-founder of Jubilee Partners, a business that works at the intersection of money, deep impact and spirituality, bringing together wealth holders and wisdom keepers to explore new ways to use capital focused on the sacred interconnection of all life.
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 actor 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, working with the Pachamama Alliance, 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.
In her social justice work, Konda chairs the Diversity Working Committee at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and helped craft a comprehensive Diversity Equity and Inclusion plan (DEI) that is being adopted by many other organizations. Additionally, she teaches workshops to organizations that are ready to do the deep work of transforming racial fear into curiosity, engagement and personal commitment to facing injustice.
Konda is an accomplished filmmaker and artists manager and the recipient of an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy Award winner. She holds a Permaculture Design Certificate, is a certified yoga teacher and a Vipassana meditation teacher. She completed Spirit Rock’s Commit to Dharma program and teaches daylongs and retreats.
Konda sits on the Board of Directors of The Good Work Institute, Krista Tippett’s On Being, United Roots, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center where she is in a four-year Dharma Teacher Training with Jack Kornfield as her personal mentor.
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.