Using legal tools to promote economically viable and sustainable businesses
Anisha Murphy, a Twin Cities native, is the Director of Community Engagement at the Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON), a non-profit focusing on entrepreneurship and wealth creation in North Minneapolis. In her capacity Anisha leads organizational wide community engagement initiatives to increase the visibility of NEON to North Minneapolis residents and stakeholders. Currently, she is in the process of starting a legal/ business consulting firm to promote business development and growth.
Anisha is a passionate builder who is committed to serving marginalized communities. Currently, she is a part of the Minneapolis Global Shapers Hub, a network of young-change makers who are committed to making change to their local communities by using grassroots initiatives to change policies and racial disparities in Minnesota. Additionally, Anisha serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce and the African American Leadership Forum, and will be appointed to the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Advisory Committee on May 8, 2019. Giving back and being a leader in her community has been a mission of Anisha’s since childhood. If she does not achieve anything else in life, she hopes to leave behind a positive legacy in helping others recognize they too are powerful beyond measure.
Anisha’s background includes a law degree and a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University and study at Queen Mary University of London, England. In addition to working at NEON, Anisha is an Adjunct Professor at Hamline University and Mitchell Hamline Law School where she teaches transactional law and trial advocacy.