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) aimed to catalyse racial and gender equity, diversity and inclusion in the Oxford social entrepreneurship ecosystem through education, public engagement and research. During the 2022-23 academic year, we worked 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 and inclusion (EDI) clinics

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

We have offered free one-to-one clinics to social ventures committed to integrating EDI into their business models, operations and/or missions. These have offered tailored expert support for social ventures at any stage, to help founders or intrapreneurs adapt to build more equitable, representative, and inclusive organisations. 

We are not currently offering these clinics, but will update this website if that changes in future.

The OXIFIED Un-conference 2022

In May 2022 we held an ‘un-conference’ to convene the rich and diverse community that is promoting best practice in equity, diversity, and inclusion in social entrepreneurship in Oxford. We explored this through insights from OXIFIED’s work this year, as well as the work they do every day, building diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and supply chains, serving underrepresented communities, and/or creating goods and services to promote a more equitable city. This video highlights some of this important work, and insights from the day. You can watch individual interviews with members of the community below.

Learning from the Oxford community

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The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Toolk

Through OXIFIED we developed an EDI Toolkit for every social enterprise that is working to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in their organisations – within their teams, supply chains, and mission. Our vision is that it will enable a more innovative and productive social enterprise sector that generates far more inclusive economic growth and social impact. Read the full toolkit online here.

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