From 2011 – 2020, Kabira Stokes served as the Founder and CEO of Isidore Electronics Recycling and then Homeboy Recycling. Both companies are full service e-waste recycling and IT Asset Disposition social enterprises and both focus on offering employment opportunities to people who face systemic barriers to employment. Kabira holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California, and has worked for the City of Los Angeles as Senior Field Deputy for (then) Council President Eric Garcetti. Honors and awards include “Sustainable Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the L.A. Sustainable Business Council and the inaugural “Smart on Crime” award by (then) California Attorney General Kamala Harris. In 2019, Kabira was featured as the first-ever woman to grace the cover of Recycling Today magazine. Today, she consults with Retrievr, which offers doorstep recycling of electronics and clothing.

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