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DEI and Venture Capital
DEI and Venture Capital
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Najauna WhiteTDM
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement
12% of venture capitalists say that their firm is willing to reduce its investment in a portfolio company if it is insufficiently diverse and 36% of VCs hold companies accountable for achieving and maintaining diversity. So, how can startups leverage... (More)
Najauna WhiteTDM
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement
How can startups think about diversity, equity, and inclusion when they’re simply fighting for survival? In this session Shelley Willingham and TDM, CEO Donald Thompson into how startups can get DEI right from the start and the role that investors... (More)
Najauna WhiteTDM
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement

Why the Startup Community Should Care about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI is sometimes overlooked in the startup community due to limited staffing, time, and money. But DEI isn’t only for big business, and frankly, it may just be the biggest component to unlocking a highly productive and innovative culture and... (More)

Najauna WhiteTDM
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement
"Companies that can see the world through their customers’ eyes and build the right product for them are more likely to succeed, and having a leadership team that is reflective of the background of customers is a powerful mechanism to... (More)