Business Equity for Indy

BEI Partners with Mentors of Color for Speed Networking Event

Business Equity for Indy (BEI) and Mentors of Color hosted the Mentors of Color Brunch and Networking Event, an event for 40 Black young professionals and local business leaders at 16 Tech. This event was focused on building mentoring relationships with Black professionals. Mentors and mentees included leaders from Be Nimble, Black Onyx Management, Cummins, […]

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A Seat at the Table: My Journey as a Minority Business Owner 

I’ve always had a passion for marketing and communications work, and though I had always worked for someone, one day I decided to take the plunge into self-employment. I started Herd Strategies in 2011, and since then the business has grown—both in headcount and clientele. As a Black, woman-owned business, our 12-year journey has included

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Black History Month Celebration

Celebrating and honoring Black History Month: Essential for me and Business Equity for Indy 

Business Equity for Indy (BEI), which was established in October 2020, is a collection of stakeholders on a mission to drive change and advance racial equity. Late last year, our Chairman, Jeff Harrison shared, “As BEI celebrates two years of work toward equity, we also recognize that our journey is, in many ways, just beginning.

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Building With, Not For: Developing Communities Together 

Real estate developers working with communities to determine what their needs are—it’s an idea that seems radical. When you think of a developer, you probably picture a group of people in a board room deciding what they want to build without consulting the people that live in the area first. And in many cases, you’re

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Five Minutes with Daryle L. Johnson, Interim CEO & President, Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council

Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) is a cherished partner of Business Equity for Indy (BEI), most commonly working alongside the Procurement & Participation Taskforce to support awareness, education, and relationship-building between corporations and Black- and minority-owned businesses. As interim CEO & President of Mid-States MSDC, Daryle, often better known as The Idea Guy, has

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