KIM TIGNOR is the creator and founder of Take Creative Control (TCC) and executive director of the Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice (IIPSJ). Kim has grabbed the attention of creators of color by shining a light on a barrier to opportunity that’s been hiding in plain sight: our intellectual property systems. TCC was designed to meet a glaring gap in the social justice, civil rights and IP advocacy communities: educating the very creators whose work drives culture with a knowledge of the policy and legal environment in which they do their work. Tignor has built a growing community of artists, entrepreneurs, social justice activists, and top IP legal minds that collectively work to ensure that creators of color are able to share, protect, and monetize their work. Before IIPSJ, Tignor directed policy at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where she worked on a portfolio ranging from voting rights to economic justice. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Kim received her JD from Georgetown University and her undergraduate degree in Economics and Information Technology from the College of William and Mary.