Does Corporate America Have a Responsibility for Inclusive Entrepreneurship?

Programs like Empower by GoDaddy are helping make entrepreneurship a little more equitable. Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability Stacy Cline says corporations are an important part of making change.
May 23, 2022 11:00 AM ET
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By Holly Quinn

What will it take to achieve inclusive entrepreneurship?

Since 2020, more and more companies have started integrating philanthropic programs into their business plans that support entrepreneurs in underserved communities. One of those programs is Empower by GoDaddy, which helps provide underrepresented entrepreneurs with training, tools and peer networks. The program also opens paths to funding via donations to CDFIs (community development financial institutions).

Stacy Cline, GoDaddy’s senior director of corporate sustainability, said in an Introduced interview that “inclusive entrepreneurship means that anyone — no matter their age, race, gender or socioeconomic background — should have the opportunity to pursue their independent venture, and factors like where you live shouldn’t hinder your ability to making your dreams of being your own boss or reality.”

Access to entrepreneurship has become a hot topic in the last couple of years.
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