Co-Founder / Director of Community & Collaboration
We Stories has been a racial equity advocate for the St. Louis region since 2015. The organization acknowledges the region’s complicated history with racism, but works diligently to promote an atmosphere where families of all races have the opportunity to thrive. Its vision encourages people to step up, dig in and become part of the solution.
Adelaide Lancaster, who co-founded We Stories and serves as its director of community & collaboration, is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, community builder and author. Her focus on racial identity development and group dynamics is rooted in the fields of counseling and organizational psychology.
Lancaster co-founded Good Company WorkPlaces in 2007, a first of its kind co-working space for women entrepreneurs in Manhattan. Good Company has served thousands of women entrepreneurs and helped shape today’s shared-workspace industry.
As one who spends time building relationships and working in the community across many of the organization’s external partnerships, Lancaster loves to play where big ideas and everyday people meet. She also oversees the We Stories Family Learning Program and guides its alumni community building efforts.
Lancaster is an active parent in her school district and proud supporter of many civic organizations. She is honored to currently serve as a board member for Forward Through Ferguson and Progress Women.
Lancaster earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropology & educational studies from Colgate University (N.Y.). She also earned master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational psychology from Columbia University (N.Y.).