Authored by: Bie Aweh, DoorDash’s DEI Program Manager
In June of this year, our CEO Tony Xu announced a series of actions that DoorDash would take to stand together for justice. Among the many steps taken, the company seeded a $500K fund to be directed by the Black@ DoorDash Employee Resource Group (ERG). I’m honored to work at a company that not only leads on these issues, but also empowers its employees to drive positive change.
Today the Black@ ERG is proud to announce contributions to organizations across the country that represent a range of intersectional issues from youth development to economic empowerment and much more.
Among the organizations receiving contributions is the Black Culinary Alliance Global Society, which reminds us that the restaurant and hospitality industries, in particular, play an important role in this movement. BCA President Alex Askew shared, “Now is the time to move beyond familiar conversations and lean into discomfort. Your decision to support BCAGlobal will help deepen our understanding of mindfulness and diversity and advance the food, race, and social justice movement.”
Likewise, Historically Black Colleges and Universities venture capital aims to develop a new community of investors and innovators with micro investments (equity-free) for technology entrepreneurs and technical assistance, mentoring programs,