Oxford Initiative for Inspiring Entrepreneurial Diversity (OXIFIED)

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Catalysing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Oxford social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The OXIFIED project

Oxford Initiative for Inspiring Entrepreneurial Diversity (OXIFIED) aims to catalyse racial and gender equity, diversity and inclusion in the Oxford social entrepreneurship ecosystem through education, public engagement and research. During the 2021-22 academic year, we will be working with partners across the Oxford ecosystem to share best practice for building equitable, diverse and inclusive ventures.

Many thanks to the Oxford equality and diversity unit for supporting the OXIFIED project.

Equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI) clinics

We offer one-to-one bespoke EDI Clinics to social ventures committed to integrating EDI into their business models, operations, and/or missions.

The clinics will provide tailored expert support for social ventures at any stage, to help founders or intrapreneurs adapt to build more equitable, representative, and inclusive organisations. 

Are you interested in participating in an EDI Clinic?

If you meet the following criteria, please submit a short expression of interest (max one page) to Jessica.jacobson@sbs.ox.ac.uk by Friday, 14 January 2022. We will accept applications on a rolling basis.

Essential criteria:

  • The venture has a connection to the University of Oxford (eg the founder or other team member is a student, staff member, or alumni or has received training or funding from the university, or the venture serves the university community)
  • The venture is committed to exploring how its mission or business model can better promote equity, representation, and inclusion (eg design and delivery of products and services that are directly improving quality of life for people of colour and/or women and non-binary people as consumers), and/or
  • The venture is committed to exploring how it can become a more equitable, representative, and inclusive organisation and employer (eg advice on established best practices for recruitment, retention, promotion, and measurement of staff and leadership to ensure diversity and representation at every level).

EDI Clinics are free and will be available via Zoom from October 2021 to May 2022.

What’s next?

OXIFIED is delighted to be working with partners across the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem to deliver a programme of activities this academic year. Watch this space to read more about upcoming events and resources.

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