Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Why DEI Matters when Startups are Fighting for Survival

Podcasts May 6, 2021

How can startups think about diversity, equity, and inclusion when they're simply fighting for survival? When there's limited time, resources, and attention available, how can they build DEI from the ground up?

In our first episode of the series, DEI for the Startup Community, host Shelley Willingham is joined by entrepreneur, investor, and CEO, Donald Thompson, to explore how startups can get DEI right from the start and the role investors play in supporting diverse startups.


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.