Our Purpose


The world of tech needs to be inclusive for all.

In an effort to realize that vision, Innovate Inclusion—a not-for-profit organization, was launched to advocate for the success of underrepresented communities in technology and entrepreneurship.





Core Values

Innovate Inclusion’s mission is based on three core values:

Engage:  Foster awareness around the importance of inclusive community engagement

Advocate:  Advocate for the economic development and success of underrepresented communities

Educate:  Educate corporations, communities and individuals by providing access to programs and services that support personal and professional growth.





Focus Areas


RESEARCH

Innovate Inclusion is dedicated to researching the tech-landscape to learn about challenges faced by underrepresented communities and develop strategies to better meet their needs.

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ACCESS

Innovate Inclusion is committed to supporting underrepresented communities by providing access to programs and services that support personal and professional growth.

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AWARENESS

Innovate Inclusion is committed to educating our community through awareness campaigns that shed light on issues, strategies, and solutions related to underrepresented communities.

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Our Story

Founder, Sarah Juma, experienced the inclusion barrier as a Black women navigating the entrepreneurial landscape while developing her first tech startup. The inadequacies enabled her to develop tools and strategies to support her advancement.

Through conversation with other underrepresented entrepreneurs, she noted similar experiences and the need to develop an accessible network and safe, inclusive spaces.

In the spring of 2017 Sarah Juma brought together a team to launch Innovate Inclusion, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the success of underrepresented communities in technology and entrepreneurship.

Meet all the members of our team below





Our Team


Sarah Juma

Sarah Juma

Founder & Chair
Sonja Katanic

Sonja Katanic

2018 Summer Co-op Student
Rachel Nicole

Rachel Nicole

Founder & Director
Sam Yoon

Sam Yoon

2018 Summer Co-op Student
Aloysius Brown

Aloysius Brown

Director









Call to Board

Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity? Have you been yearning to use your strategic thinking, financial forecasting, organization behavior, project management or policy advocacy in the service of an innovative organization?

Innovate Inclusion is looking for leaders like you to join our Board of Directors. Our Board is the strategic heart of our organization, ensuring that we continually advocate for the success of underrepresented communities in technology and entrepreneurship.

Download the Innovate Inclusion Call to Board and apply today!