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Mimconnect

We're the most engaged digital network helping Black and brown professionals navigate & advance in their careers in media, tech and beyond.

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Project Description

 

The Beginning

 

According to a 2020 report by Sapling HR, The lack of women and ethnic minorities in leadership roles factors into the uncontrolled wage gap.  Black women, Native American women, and Latinas earn $0.75 for every dollar a white man earns, when data are uncontrolled for compensable factors like job type, seniority, industry, and years of experience. Black men earn $0.87 for every dollar a White man earns, Native American men and Latinos earn $0.91, and Pacific Islander men earn $0.95.

Mimconnect was created to increase economic opportunity and access for previously marginalized groups.

As a Black woman, our founder, Netta Dobbins, always found herself in rooms where she was one of the only. Wanting to create a community of people who looked like her and understood the nuances of navigating corporate America, Netta launched Mimconnect as a small group chat in 2017. 

In less than 2 weeks, this group chat had over 300 people join it and also share their stories and issues navigating this corporate space - many where being underpaid, looked over for job opportunities, unsure of how to promote themselves and more. 

Realizing the immediate need for this community, Netta began to grow Mimconnect into what is now the most engaged digital network helping 10K+ Black and brown professionals navigate and advance in their careers. 

 

How Mimconnect Helps Professionals Of Color


We launched our freemium digital membership in April 2020. By being a member of Mimconnect, you gain access to weekly masterclasses and events, career coaches, an always-on digital network of your peers, job opportunities and more! You can find examples of some of our past events below. Join our community here.

 

 

How Mimconnect Works With Companies


2020 was a year - and conversations surrounding systemic racism were prevalent. With a mission to create access to opportunities for BIPOC professionals, Mimconnect began working with companies to improve their diversity recruitment, retention and development strategies.

A 2020 McKinsey report states that diverse teams have been shown to be more likely to radically innovate and anticipate shifts in consumer needs and consumption patterns—helping their companies to gain a competitive edge.

With that in mind our goal was to create a 360-degree model that enabled us to provide resources that truly propelled professionals of color in the workplace while giving companies the skills to ensure they're creating equitable and inclusive internal work environments.
 

 

We've Been Featured In

Read our latest Forbes feature. We've also been featured in Afrotech, PopSugar, Fast Company, Ebony, Teen Vogue and others.

 

Follow Us

Stay updated on all things Mimconnect by following us on Instagram, Twitter or Linkedin.
 

All funds raised on the iFundWomen platform will be used to increase our digital programming and grow our community.

If you're interested in learning more about how to get involved, please email netta@mimconnect.com.

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How can I join Mimconnect? You can learn more about Mimconnect membership and sign up here.
     
  • What are some past events Mimconnect has hosted? We curate a variety of different events from open AMA's with a company's hiring team, fireside chat with inspirational thought leaders, networking events and more. You can see some of our past events here.
     
  • How can my company work with Mimconnect? You should complete this partnership form here and someone from our team will be in contact.
     
  • Where does the Mimconnect community reside? Most of our community members live in major metropolitan areas including New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta and more. Additionally, we have emerging markets in Toronto and London.
     
  • What other ways can I support Mimconnect? You can grab an item from our online store, follow us on Instagram, and share this campaign with anyone who may be interested in donating!

 

Jane Walker First Women Grant Program
01/07/2021
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