About Cecilia

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

 

~ Brene Brown

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Liminality …

is the condition of being on a threshold or at the beginning of a process. With interests and involvement in more than one sphere, this ability offers an opportunity to drift between trades, organizations and focuses seamlessly.


Combined with a natural instinct to connect and link, I work to introduce and bond to create intersections, collisions and serendipity for a more enriching and beneficial relationship for everyone. Impactful networking, building and rebuilding community, improve communication and processes are at the center of my work.


I am passionately involved in efforts towards inclusion and work for belonging both socially and professionally. Multicultural and multilingual. 

About Cecilia

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

 

~ Brene Brown

cecilia-wessinger.jpg

Liminality …

is the condition of being on a threshold or at the beginning of a process. With interests and involvement in more than one sphere, this ability offers an opportunity to drift between trades, organizations and focuses seamlessly.


Combined with a natural instinct to connect and link, I work to introduce and bond to create intersections, collisions and serendipity for a more enriching and beneficial relationship for everyone. Impactful networking, building and rebuilding community, improve communication and processes are at the center of my work.


I am passionately involved in efforts towards inclusion and work for belonging both socially and professionally. Multicultural and multilingual. 

Bio

Cecilia Wessinger is an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder and founder of Mass Collaboration. Her work is centered on collaboration, equity and community culture. As a certified Cultural Competency and Unconscious Bias facilitator, she moves conversations beyond diversity and inclusion to connecting, engaging, and belonging. Her entrepreneurship path led to winning start-up competitions, a former lead organizer of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups and ESHIP Community Activator (consultant to the Kauffman Foundation) supporting ecosystem building practitioners, SXSW Pitch Advisory Member and a multiple year US delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. In addition, she works with Future Agro Challenge (Global) and currently serves on the board of Startup Champions Network, the Institute for Work and the Economy, and has served on over a dozen non-profit boards in her local community ranging from the arts to education and entrepreneurship. She is a former travel industry professional who has lived, worked and traveled throughout the world. Her favorite person is her son, JD who is currently exploring and enjoying his own global adventures; though Bruce Springsteen is high on her list.

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“Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.” ~Verna Myers

 

Taking it further to say, “Belonging is dancing like nobody’s watching.”