diversity

4 ways to make DEI a key component of customer service and culture

Truly effective customer service is rooted in empathy, because it’s people who reach other people.

Wisdom is a social audio app for opening access to mentorship

U.K. social audio startup Wisdom has launched a new mentorship marketplace that’s described as a mix between Clubhouse and the celebrity-focused courses platform MasterClass. The app lets users

Improving startup results through female leadership

Are you hiring and organizing to access the widest range of ideas and perspectives?

Neurodiversity and the software design dilemma

Neurodiverse professionals bring different perspectives and strengths to the table and often challenge the status quo. It is this diversity of thought that gives an organization strength in special wa

What minority founders must consider before entering the venture-backed startup ecosystem

Venture funding for entrepreneurs of color remains elusive, but here are some tricks for startup founders to hack the system.

When it comes to diversity in hiring, businesses are their own worst enemy

Today’s business leaders are using yesterday’s tactics in an attempt to address tomorrow’s problems.

Apple’s sustainability-focused Impact Accelerator invites first 15 Black- and brown-owned companies

Among Apple’s more recent social good initiatives is the Impact Accelerator, an effort launched about a year ago intended to find and elevate minority-owned small businesses taking on sustainabi

Harassment will happen at my startup and yours: Here’s how we prepare

Today’s workplace demands that leaders acknowledge gray areas and engage with uncomfortable topics; it’s how companies grow in new and healthy directions.

Best Buy investing millions in Brown Venture Group, a firm exclusively backing BIPOC founders

Last summer, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Best Buy committed to “do better” when it came to supporting communities of color. As part of the retail giant’s self-proclaimed mission

Building back better means hiring more workers skilled through alternative routes

When I arrived in the U.S., I applied to countless IT jobs, from customer service to computer repair. Every company rejected me before they even gave me the chance to show what I could do.

All Raise launches virtual bootcamp for women and nonbinary founders

More doesn’t necessarily mean better — and that’s a lesson for life and for tech. To focus on the latter, the startup ecosystem is experiencing a boggling influx of capital right now. Howeve

Nasir Qadree just announced one of the largest debut funds for a solo VC

Nasir Qadree entered the world of venture capital six years ago, beginning with a role at Village Capital in Washington, then as an associate director of social investments at AT&T. Qadree encount

Beyond Pride: The fight against tech’s brogrammer culture

Companies that jump on the rainbow bandwagon without fully living those values aren’t only hypocritical — they’re also doing themselves a disservice.

Daylight raises millions to build a digital banking platform ‘designed for and by’ the LGBTQ+ community

Over the past year, there has been a surge of newly formed digital banks aimed at specific demographics. The banks in nearly all cases are trying to meet the needs of certain populations that they bel

Loom spins up a pregnancy and postpartum education program

Erica Chidi, the co-founder of LOOM and a first-generation Nigerian-American, learned how to wrap the language of self-care around her body from an early age. She spent the early part of her life in S

Equity Live: This is what leadership smells like

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we did something fun and different and good: a live show!

Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap through neurodiversity

Addressing the skills gap and strengthening your own security team means bringing in different minds and perspectives — and that starts with embracing neurodiversity.

HBCUvc’s new million-dollar fund wants to give overlooked investors a track record

HBCUvc, a nonprofit organization that wants to diversify the world of venture by rooting itself in historically Black colleges and universities, nearly shut down last year. Founder Hadiyah Mujhid met

Canvas lands $20M so tech’s biggest companies can find diverse talent

Ben Herman and Adam Gefkovicz launched Jumpstart in 2017 with a clear mission: to make the world more equitable via a more fair and balanced hiring process. The company released its “Diversity Recru

HP outlines ambitious diversity goals

HP today announced a series of ambitious goals aimed at driving “a more diverse, equitable and inclusive” tech industry. The tech giant, of course, is not the first company to have made strong cla
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