Introducing the CO BIPOC Diversity Project

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About

As businesses and local governments around Colorado begin their advance towards a new post-COVID-19 world, we must ensure that our solutions no longer overlook Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Indeed, history shows us that good intent does not always equal good outcomes for our communities, and too often, even decisions made in our name have translated to further oppression.

For these reasons, it’s more crucial than ever that the BIPOC community of Colorado can safely represent themselves in the spaces where our state’s most impactful social and economic decisions will happen — in our boardrooms, in our workplaces, and in our daily lives as consumers.

Through the BIPOC Diversity Project, Equity Solutions aims to create a supportive network for BIPOC community members and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. Through three separate initiatives, we hope to amplify these underrepresented voices and empower BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ leadership and entrepreneurship within and across our state.

The BIPOC Diversity Project comprises three core grassroots initiatives:

Colorado BIPOC Board Diversity Project

We are creating a pipeline of diverse board candidates, who can help guide the future of our state’s nonprofit organizations and businesses, from startups to corporations.


If you’re an aspiring business leader who may want to be considered as a board candidate, sign up here.

Colorado BIPOC Small Business List

As consumers, we can all do more to support BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ small business owners throughout the state, as we help them connect with and support each other.


If you identify as a BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ small business owner and would like to join our community, sign up here.


Note: if you are already on the
Boulder County Black Business list, we are including you here as well.

Colorado BIPOC Talent Pipeline

We are connecting and supporting a diverse network of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ talent through career development and professional introductions in the tech and tech-adjacent industries. Through careful vetting and, when necessary, education, we are also ensuring that these talented people land in organizations that make diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority.


If you identify as BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ and are seeking employment and/or career development opportunities in tech or tech-adjacent industries, sign up here.

How Can Colorado’s Business and Nonprofit Leaders Step Up?

If you are a business or nonprofit leader or board chair who wants to engage with diverse talent across our state, please email us at hello@equitysolutions.io. We’d love to talk with you about the work your organization is doing around equity. We also ask that you please share this post with your network via email or social media.