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, 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:
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.
Note: if you are already on the Boulder County Black Business list, we are including you here as well.
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 are a business or nonprofit leader or board chair who wants to engage with diverse talent across our state, please email us at . 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.