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diversity
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How Your Startup Can Implement Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices

Much of the dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plans in the media has been focused on established businesses that frankly have the ability to reengineer current strategies, integrate DEI communication into current communication plans, and leverage their organization’s leadership to focus and drive initiatives. Startups and entrepreneurial businesses, however, are most likely starting...
minority-owned business
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Why Investing in Minority-Owned Startups is Key to Unlocking Innovation

Despite being a critical force in the future of the U.S. economy, people of color are disproportionately hurt by lack of access to capital. While diversity and inclusion initiatives are en vogue in Silicon Valley, the reality is that access to funding remains a tightly-guarded gateway to success — and venture capitalists today are missing...
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How Startup Leaders Can Choose to Challenge the Status Quo, Build an Equitable Future

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge. The official website for International Women’s Day explains the campaign, stating: “A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're...
innovation
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4 Startup Myths That Hold Innovation Back (and How to Overcome Them)

We live in a world with a stereotypical representation of what a startup founder looks like, so it's no wonder that a large portion of the population feels underrepresented. According to the EEOC, 83 percent of tech executives are white. A Gender Gap Grader study shows that women represent 9 percent of developers in the startup...
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A Practical Guide to Diversity for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are rightly focused on building the next billion-dollar business. With so many startup success stories and technological advancements these days, anything is possible. However, as an increasing body of research demonstrates, there is another often forgotten factor that drives startup success: diversity and inclusion. McKinsey, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and the Peterson Institute for...
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4 Ways You Can Embrace Diversity Within Your Startup or Small Business

As our society evolves, the need for more inclusive operations in business and in our daily lives becomes more and more apparent. While businesses are afforded the opportunity to play a role in supporting minority communities and promoting inclusivity in society at large, embracing diversity provides considerable benefits to you as a startup, or as...
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A Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion from StartupNation

Inclusion has always been a central and underlying value at StartupNation, and we strongly believe that diversity is what makes our world so remarkable. Diversity is the heart and soul of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking; it’s what our country was built on, and what makes us thrive. Small businesses are such an important part of...