Mythbusters: How to Counter Common Objections to D&I Efforts in Startups
In the second of a series of four DEI workshops, Greentown Labs and Aleria Research Corp will be partnering to address common objections raised by investors and peers that have resulted in the failure to support diversity and inclusion efforts.
We will be providing detailed, specific tips on how to respond to these objections. We will also provide resources to help you overcome these objections to grow an inclusive, healthy and successful startup.
Aleria Research Corp (ARC) is a nonprofit whose purpose is to conduct charitable, scientific research in areas related to D&I. Its mission is to demonstrate the value of D&I and foster greater inclusion and equality across society. ARC’s work specifically aims to benefit women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged and underserved communities by convincing the privileged majority of the value of becoming more diverse and more inclusive.
For more information, visit aleriaresearch.org.
About Greentown Labs:
Greentown Labs is a community of climatetech and cleantech pioneers working to design a more sustainable world. As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporates, investors, policymakers, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven by the mission of providing groundbreaking startups the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers prototyping and wet lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, a large network of corporate customers and investors, and more. Greentown Labs’ 100,000-square-foot campus in Somerville, MA is home to more than 100 startups and has supported more than 300 startups since the incubator’s founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 6,500 direct jobs and have raised more than $1 billion in funding. Greentown’s second-ever location will open in Houston, TX, in spring 2021.