"We need to apply an equity and gender lens to the housing issue to ensure the voices of this region's most vulnerable residents are heard."

Future 50 Class of 2020

Sheri Chaney Jones

Founder and president Measurement Resources

About: Sheri Chaney Jones founded Measurement Resources in 2008, a business that uses data-driven approaches to help government and nonprofit organizations move their missions forward. 

This year, Jones launched her second company, SureImpact. It uses data to prove nonprofit organizations’ unique impact and realize efficiencies so they can focus on the things that are truly moving needles.

Jones is an advocate for closing the racial and gender wealth gaps. She helped lead an effort on behalf of the National Association of Women Business Owners-Columbus creating a Women’s Enterprise Certification for the more than 330,000 women-owned businesses across Ohio.

Outside of work: Jones has provided advisory and consulting services to the Kirwan Institute of the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Center for Family Research, the Center for Learning Excellence and Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. She is also the vice president of NAWBO.

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What does Columbus need to thrive? “Columbus isn’t building homes fast enough. In response, community partners are in the process of creating a strategy that will develop investment and policy recommendations to support mixed-income neighborhoods and growth. We need to apply an equity and gender lens to the housing issue to ensure the voices of this region’s most vulnerable residents are heard.”

Jones’ idea: “The Future 50 cohort could address pay equity for women by implementing a pilot mentorship program. This program would engage 50 local nonprofits to identify 50 female clients who would like to take their careers to the next level through mentorship, networking and skills development. These 50 women would be matched with the Future 50 honorees. If selected, Measurement Resources would be willing to volunteer to help develop the measur

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es and survey tools needed to track and analyze the outcomes of this pilot.”