WHEN YOU EMPOWER WOMEN
OF COLOR, YOU TRANSFORM ENTREPRENEURSHIP
For over a decade, digitalundivided has increased visibility and access for Latina and Black women founders.
We began with groundbreaking research and have since expanded to founder-centric training programs, strategic partnerships and a vibrant founder community. digitalundivided not only champions an equitable entrepreneurial landscape, we provide women of color at various stages of running a business, the space to improvise and innovate. When you empower women of color, you transform entrepreneurship.
How digitalundivided uses Data to Create System Change
digitalundivided’s research is a catalyst for action. And we have the data to prove it.
After the release of ProjectDiane 2016, the amount raised by Black women founders increased by 500%, from 50 million in 2016 to $250 million in 2017. Funds like Backstage Capital and Impact America used data from ProjectDiane to raise investment funds to support Latina and Black women founders.
digitalundivided’s research has served as the foundation for the development of several key initiatives to expand entrepreneurship in Latina and Black women communities. Organizations like Black Girl Ventures, BioSTL and Techstars used digitalundivided’s research to help create their inclusive innovation programs.
digitalundivided uses data from our research initiatives to change the image of who can lead a company. In 2018, digitalundivided co-produced a groundbreaking, two-page pictorial spread in Vanity Fair that featured 27 Black women founders who have raised $1MM or more.
The State of Black and Latinx Women Entrepreneurs
ProjectDiane is the first biennial demographic study commissioned by digitalundivided to provide a snapshot of the state of Latina and Black women founders, and the startups they lead, in the United States