Announcing the Teams of the 2020 Women’s Startup Academy

This year’s Startup Academy includes four inspiring women-led startups that are bringing a bright light to society in this dark time. These inspiring teams are making people’s lives better in many ways: bringing authentic video content that celebrates the true diversity of multicultural people across the globe; helping people find connection and companionship in a … more

The Women’s Startup Academy Just Got Tuff

We are excited to announce that growth marketing agency, Tuff is partnering with Beta Boom and Womenpreneurs to provide marketing coaching for teams accepted into this year’s Women’s Startup Academy. Tuff brings a proven track record of helping startups at any stage build and execute custom marketing strategies toward sustainable growth. The Women’s Startup Academy … more

Women’s Startup Academy 2020

We are excited to announce that Beta Boom has teamed up with Womenpreneurs to run a startup academy for women that will take place from April to September 2020. Womenpreneurs is a leading organization supporting female entrepreneurs in Utah and beyond. Their workshops and programs have helped more than 300 women improve their leadership skills, … more

A Look Back at our SOCAP Diversity & Impact Gathering

As we enter the winter season approaching the end of the year, we wanted to reflect on one of the highlights of the previous season. In October, we attended SOCAP19 in San Francisco. As every year, this impact investing conference created an amazing space for connecting to other change-makers, sharing information and hearing from industry … more

Diversity as a Driver For Innovation

Yes, it actually does matter

Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash

It’s 2019 and people still treat diversity building in their organization as a checking-the-box exercise. If you are still applying the Rooney Rule or saying things like “we need to fill our quota,” you’re getting it all wrong.

What do I mean by diversity? I’m not just talking about the obvious gender and ethnic diversity, I’m also referring to diversity of thought that is born out of having different experiences: education, work experiences and life experiences.

The data is compounding showing that diversity yields better performance and better innovation. From the board level to workforce composition, the yields are higher and challenging thought yields higher performance and more novel outputs.

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