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: 

 
 

2017 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SESSION 2 SCHOLARSHIPS Will open on March 1!

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


2017 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SESSION 1 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:

Thomas Beck Minority Founder

Thomas Beck
Minority Founder

Leah Lomotey-Nakon Student Entrepreneur Scholar

Leah Lomotey-Nakon
Student Entrepreneur Scholar

Courtney Hale Social Impact 

Courtney Hale
Social Impact 

 
Mehreen Butt Female Founder

Mehreen Butt
Female Founder

Vickie Harris Minority Founder

Vickie Harris
Minority Founder

 

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 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

 
 
KRISTOPHER ELLIOTT Director of STEM at MNPS

KRISTOPHER ELLIOTT
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. The podcast is supported by UBS and EO Nashville.