Underrepresentation of women, especially women of color, across the full spectrum of creative careers in -- sports, sneakers, music and more is a pervasive issue.
It’s illustrated by a ubiquitously evident gap between the communities inspiring what’s being created and the industry that’s profiting. It impacts everything from how these industries cater to us, to the future kids can picture for themselves.
Incorp[HER]ated is a diversity and inclusion agency founded to address this representation gap in creative industries
While working in the sneaker industry alongside a community of creatives, co-founders Khiana and Brittany recognized that the decision makers did not represent the culture.
Our work addresses the gap both in the pipeline to the industry and in the industry
Our work is centered on youth and community engagement
We work with partners in our network to coordinate hands-on workshops that give students opportunities to explore the work happening in different creative industries.
We support young professionals in our community by connecting our network and creating opportunities for personal and professional development -- from how to pitch yourself to defining your journey to success.
All of our programming is free for attendees because as warriors for increased access and representation, it's against our mission to have barriers of entry.
We are raising funds to expand our impact
In the three years since we’ve started, our network has grown to over fifteen hundred designers, strategists, writers, and entrepreneurs and our work has impacted hundreds of students. Our platform continuously places women at the forefront of the conversation and has served as a launchpad for new careers, mentorship connections, and professional opportunities.
We’re eager to expand our reach even further. Our campaign is raising money to expand our programming to provide even more workshops for students and interactive experiences for professionals. Additionally, it’s important to us to make sure that we compensate our team not at minimum industry standards, but at the level that they deserve.
Your support will go towards:
Securing event venues
Transportation and supplies for students
Honorarium for speakers
Payment for freelancers we work with
Your contribution is enabling us to have a greater impact increasing representation and closing the opportunity gap for women in sport and creative industries. Representation matters. The best products come from inclusive inputs. Thank you for your support in making this happen, it makes all the difference! We're excited to have you join our network of change.
A look at our work
STRAIGHT TO FEET
Our annual two-part signature series celebrating women through the lens of the sneaker industry composed of:
a workshop that brings high school students from around the New York City greater area together to work in teams led by women working across the sneaker industry and create and pitch a sneaker design, marketing campaign, and sales strategy to a panel of judges
a summit catering to young professional that provides space to connect with established sneaker industry professionals, connect with recruiters, and workshop skills including storytelling and structuring ideas
Grant Writing 101
We partnered with The Wing and Dr. Jamika Burge of BlackcomputeHER to host a workshop on securing funding and writing grants for independent projects. Our audience explored how to find funding resources, position a pitch, and utilize their pitch
US Tennis Association Winter Invitational Workshop
The US Tennis Association invited us into their national winter high school tournament to introduce 35 young athletes from around the country to the behind the scenes of the sneaker industry
We partnered three recording studios with high schools around New York City to introduce students to professionals and hands-on activities for them to understand the advertising recording landscape.
FUND THIS CAMPAIGN & GET ADIDAS CREATORS CLUB POINTS
Everyone wins when you support women who reimagine sport.
Help us fund their projects and earn Creators Club points.
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Creators Club members based in the United States will be rewarded with points according to contribution amount through March 22nd:
$1-25: 250 points, $26-50: 500 points, $51-99: 750 points, $100+: 1000 points.