NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 8, 2022 – The Courage Collective, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultancy, today announced Boundless. This is a and fellowship program designed to create access for underrepresented identity groups. Candidates will specifically be interested in marketing/advertising, consulting, and technology.
Boundless was created as a way to connect dynamic talent who are often overlooked with meaningful career opportunities. Additionally, Boundless helps solve an ongoing problem for organizations in their DEI efforts.
“Without fail, every single organization we have worked with through The Courage Collective is trying to figure out how to bring more people from underrepresented groups into their company,” said Daniel Oppong, founder, Boundless. “And while recruiting certainly isn’t a ‘fix all’ for the myriad of DEI challenges many organizations face, increasing representation should certainly be a focal point.”
Boundless will partner with companies in the three industry verticals of marketing, consulting and technology. All of which, according to Oppong, have historically lacked diverse representation. Employers can use the Boundless platform to share jobs with Boundless’ talent network. They can also work directly with the Boundless team to identify candidates for open job or internship positions.
Oppong first piloted the program in 2021 with redpepper. Redpepper is a Nashville-based creative agency, who also led the brand design process, and has signed on as a program partner.
Samara Andersion is the VP of Sales and Marketing at redpepper. She shared, “The mission of Boundless is vital to our organization at its core.” Samara added, “redpepper’s goal is to create an environment where creativity is free to thrive, and we believe wholeheartedly that the environment we create must be accessible to all.” Additionally, she commented, “That’s why we’re proud to partner with Boundless on their journey to empower.”
“As soon as I accepted the offer to intern at redpepper, I could feel the importance of my presence at the organization,” said Lamar Morgan, co-founder of Boundless and former redpepper fellow. “I felt valued and empowered to make an impact. After my experience, I knew I wanted to create a similar feeling of belonging for future fellows, so we got to work building Boundless!”
“As someone who has been ‘one of the few’ or ‘one of the only’ [people of color in mostly white organizations] throughout my professional career, this brand feels especially important to me. Back in 2015, Marcus Whitney (of Jumpstart Nova) created an opportunity for me at Jumpstart Foundry, and it changed the trajectory of my professional career. I want to do exactly the same thing for others,” said Oppong.
To learn more about Boundless or apply for the fellowship program, visit https://boundlessfellows.co/.
About the Courage Collective
The Courage Collective is a consultancy that takes a holistic approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. The company focuses on customer discovery designed to understand where a company is and where it wants to be. Additionally, the Courage Collective focuses on strategic priorities to embed DEI across the entire employee journey. Lastly, the company’s purpose is to create intentional action to create meaningful DEI impact. More information on The Courage Collective’s approach and services is available at thecouragecollective.co.