Either through our inclusive entrepreneurship support programs, within our community of impact-driven entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators, or by co-creating inclusive entrepreneurship policy frameworks, we are determined to enable inclusive and sustainable innovation at scale – and build an inclusive work environment where diversity is fostered, respected and celebrated.
Both Grace Rodriguez, CEO and Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston, and Kamran Rashid, Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Bradford, shared examples of how some of their members are making a difference in creating a more inclusive world and addressing the need for a more diverse representation and support of underrepresented communities in their local ecosystems.
Fozia Naseem, Co-Founder of Hop-On, works with South Asian women to strengthen their confidence and connect them to public services through cycling.” – Kamran Rashid.
“South Asian women in Bradford make up 75% of our employment market and they are significantly underserved and underrepresented in a lot of areas. Fozia Naseem, Co-Founder of Hop-On, works with these women to strengthen their confidence and connect them to public services through cycling”, Kamran explained about one of the Close the Gap program participants. “Ben McKenna, CEO of Solidaritech, works with refugees and asylum seekers to provide them with computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones donated by companies of all sizes – as well as individuals.” Thus, helping them to resolve their immigration status and improve their circumstances in their new country.
Jeff Miller, CEO of Potentia Workforce, helps people on the autism spectrum enter and better integrate into the workforce.” – Grace Rodriguez.
Grace named Jeff Miller, CEO of Potentia Workforce, who helps people on the autism spectrum enter and better integrate into the workforce “so that they can experience a sense of belonging, feel like they are part of their team and they are set up for success.” Also, Abe Chu, Co-founder & CMO at NextSeed, “one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the US.” Grace told us about the communities they have created to make sure that more diverse groups can support each other. For example, “the Female Founders community exists so that women can support other women entrepreneurs and make sure a more equitable progress can be made in that area.”