DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVE 

At the EC, we know the most successful and effective team is a diverse team. Establishing an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds and experiences have an opportunity to create, launch and grow a business is what we continually strive for. We believe collaboration is the most effective way to have a meaningful impact on establishing and building an inclusive culture. To see meaningful results, this effort will take participation and engagement from local non-profits, corporations, higher-education institutions, community leaders and investors.


thank you to our diversity and inclusion initiative sponsor: 

 
 

View our 2016 impact here


2018 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIPS

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Scholarship winners will receive one year launch membership to the EC as well as tuition to the 14-week PreFlight Program which runs 3 times per year. 

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED:
Female Founder
Veteran Entrepreneur

Social Impact
Minority Founder

Student Ambassador

TIMELINE:
Scholarships For Session 1 of 2018 will open on October 26. Stay tuned! 


2017 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SESSION 2 SCHOLAR WINNERS:

Aleshia Curry Minority Founder

Aleshia Curry
Minority Founder

Jerome Hardaway Veteran Entrepreneur

Jerome Hardaway
Veteran Entrepreneur

Ashley Lawal Female Founder

Ashley Lawal
Female Founder

 
Kristian Dambrino Student Ambassador

Kristian Dambrino
Student Ambassador

Shani Dowell Social Impact Scholar

Shani Dowell
Social Impact Scholar

 

View all previous diversity scholarship recipients here.

Want to be notified about upcoming scholarship opportunities? Click below and you will be sent updates!
For any questions, please contact: diversity@ec.co


INITATIVE ADVISORY BOARD:

 
AYUMI BENNETT Founder of Startup Southerner

AYUMI BENNETT
Founder of Startup Southerner

ELLIOTT HOLT Founder and CEO of Medi-Copy Servies Inc.

ELLIOTT HOLT
Founder and CEO of Medi-Copy Servies Inc.

JANA PARHAM Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Americas, UBS

JANA PARHAM
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Americas, UBS

JOSE GONZALEZ Co-Founder, Conexion Americas

JOSE GONZALEZ
Co-Founder, Conexion Americas

 
 
LISA HOWE Executive Director at Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

LISA HOWE
Executive Director at Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

LESHAHNE GREENHILL CEO and Co-Founder, Sagents

LESHAHNE GREENHILL
CEO and Co-Founder, Sagents

JASON MOORE, CEO and Founder, Stratasan

JASON MOORE,
CEO and Founder,
Stratasan

SALAAD NUR, Senior Intacct Consultant at LBMC Technologies, LLC

SALAAD NUR,
Senior Intacct Consultant at LBMC Technologies, LLC

 

DIVERCITY PODCAST 

We are excited kick off the DiverCity podcast, hosted by Domonique Townsend. The DiverCity podcast is designed to provide insight, knowledge and awareness of diversity and inclusion in the Nashville community. We feature entrepreneurs, technology firms,
non-profit organizations and corporate businesses. The podcast is supported by UBS and EO Nashville.