Building an inclusive field of ecosystem builders that ensures that under-catalyzed ecosystem builders with diverse perspectives lead the field is one of the seven goals defined by the Kauffman Foundation’s ESHIP Goals. As ecosystem builders, building a diverse and inclusive community of startups in our communities is part of that. In this article, David Holley, outlines the  pledge developed in Austin by Stephen Straus.

The pledge asks any company or individual who signs it to commit to standards such as hiring (and interviewing) a diverse workforce, pay equality, and training about unconscious bias. It also asks organizations that sign it to publicly report diversity metrics (the businesses would track these themselves), create discrimination and harassment policies, and publicly commit to the pledge.

Is this something that other ecosystem builders can implement in their own communities? Check out the article to learn more. External Article – Read more.


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