Alumna Markita Morris-Louis, Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and General Counsel at Clarifi, was honored with the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) award in Social Mobility at an awards dinner on January 26, 2017.

The event honored the region’s most passionate and accomplished social innovators and entrepreneurs, and the work they do to make Greater Philadelphia a more inclusive, equitable and thriving region of opportunity.

SIJ is the first regionally focused, volunteer-driven online publication and knowledge lab dedicated to social innovators and entrepreneurs. The journal’s mission is “to promote innovative ideas, incubate social innovation and thought leadership, and to spark a culture of innovation leading to improved products and services, systems and policies.” Read more about SIJ here. You can find more information about the awards and other categories here.

Award winners were selected by the public from among those who exemplify the tenets of social enterprise and innovative thinking. Nominees included individuals and organizations from the non-profit, for-profit and governmental sectors who have demonstrated a bold determination to solve social problems through innovative methods.

Markita has been with Clarifi since departing the firm in April 2013. In her current role, Markita oversees Clarifi's education, community outreach and consumer advocacy efforts. She is also committed to mentoring professional women and women in underserved markets. In 2015, Markita was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Woman of Distinction. Markita was a Drinker Biddle summer associate in 2002 and joined the Real Estate Group full time in 2003. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in African Studies from Brown University.