Diversity Spotlight is a feature on Crunchbase that indicates if there is diversity in an organization’s leadership team. For startups, this includes Founders and CEO's. For investment firms, this includes Managing Partners. Our first iteration of this data will be focused on race/ethnicity & gender in U.S. based organizations.
Below is a list of available Diversity Spotlight tags that you can add to your organization's profile or analyze in a search:
- Black / African American Founded
- Black / African American Led
- American Indian / Alaska Native Founded
- American Indian / Alaska Native Led
- South Asian Founded
- South Asian Led
- East Asian Founded
- East Asian Led
- Southeast Asian Founded
- Southeast Asian Led
- Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Founded
- Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Led
- Hispanic / Latinx Founded
- Hispanic / Latinx Led
- Middle Eastern / North African Founded
- Middle Eastern / North African Led
- Women Founded
- Women Led
Should an individual identify with one or more of our diversity options, we encourage them to select the tags that best represent them as more than one can be selected & added to a profile!
We recognize that our initial list has not captured all underrepresented groups, but rest assured, diversity spotlight tags will continue to evolve. We want to be inclusive and encourage discussions around these data points. In collaboration with trusted experts in diversity & inclusion, and our in-house data management team, we will make thoughtful decisions on how to best iterate this feature.
That said, we would love to hear any suggestions you may have for consideration! If you have any suggestions or feedback on this feature, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For definitions of the diversity spotlight tags, click here!
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