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Last Year, Companies Promised More Diversity, Blendoor Lets You Know If They Actually Followed Through

A lot of companies talk a good game about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, but are these companies actually following through? Thanks to Black-owned tech startup Blendoor, this company is using data to score other companies on how diverse they really are. Blendoor , founded in 2014, is described as the “standard for corporate DEI ratings. The startup’s ratings are what help impact investors, diverse executives, and corporate boards align their company’s business strategy with fairness and equity. According to TechCrunch, Blendoor founder and CEO Stephanie Lampkin launched her company with a mission to focus on finding qualified diverse candidates by minimizing the bias that exists within companies’ hiring processes. As a natural starting point, the startup chose to target companies that have already made public DEI pledges. “We decided to create an index, a credit score, and we pulled in a ton of data from their diversity reports, their EEO One forms if they...

Njera Perkins

Jun 9, 2021