DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITATIVE

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.


2017 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SESSION 1 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW:

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A ONE YEAR LAUNCH MEMBERSHIP AS WELL AS TUITION TO OUR 2017 SESSION 1 PREFLIGHT PROGRAM.

*Applications will be open until midnight on January 10


2016 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SESSION 3 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:

Cindy Baldhoff Veteran Entrepreneur

Cindy Baldhoff
Veteran Entrepreneur

Justin Grayman Minority Founder

Justin Grayman
Minority Founder

Amy Cotta Female Founder

Amy Cotta
Female Founder

 
Krystal Tsosie Student Ambassador

Krystal Tsosie
Student Ambassador

Jovita Epps Social Impact Scholar

Jovita Epps
Social Impact Scholar

 

View all previous scholarship winners 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 BENNET Founder of Startup Southerner

AYUMI BENNET
Founder of Startup Southerner

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

ELLIOT 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

 
 
KRISTOPHER ELLIOT Director of STEM at MNPS

KRISTOPHER ELLIOT
Director of STEM at MNPS

LISA HOWE Executive Director at Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

LISA HOWE
Executive Director at Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

MARCUS WHITNEY President of JSF and Founder of The Unlikely Co.

MARCUS WHITNEY
President of JSF and Founder of The Unlikely Co.

MOHAMED-SHUKRI HASSAN Executive Director, New American Development Center

MOHAMED-SHUKRI HASSAN
Executive Director, New American Development Center

 

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.

 
 

...stay tuned for more episodes coming soon!