Fills tech roles in the Central Valley region of California.
Bitwise revitalized California's agricultural Central Valley by identifying and training tech talent in underserved communities and advocating for area startups. This year, Bitwise launched TakeCare, an outgrowth of a social media initiative that brings meals to families in need. To date, TakeCare has served more than 250,000 meals to thousands of hard-hit families. The software company’s site, OnwardCA, has connected more than 20,000 people with financial aid, emergency services, and job opportunities during the pandemic. Following its initial success in California, OnwardUS expanded to Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, and D.C.
Designs branding, innovative marketing and communications strategies, social action initiatives, and grassroots events for businesses.
After hearing reports of hair discrimination, including children sent home from school and job offers rescinded or denied because of natural hair, JOY co-founded the CROWN Coalition alongside Dove, the National Urban League, Color of Change, and the Western Center on Law and Poverty to advocate for policy making race-based hair discrimination illegal nationwide. JOY also launched a cultural intelligence and support series for its clients, offering customized cultural immersion sessions about the history of systemic racism and Black identity in America across industries.
Provides staffing across multiple industries as well as leadership training for individuals and teams.
Hollister is a community-oriented staffing agency that partnered with RecoveryWorks, a nonprofit program at Massachusetts General Hospital, to help people with substance-abuse disorders find employment in the Boston area. Hollister now serves as the primary provider of career counseling and workshops for all candidates in the program; Hollister employees volunteer their time to educating, training, and developing workshops for these prospective applicants. Hollister also has been dedicated to helping the community’s mental and emotional well-being during Covid-19 by offering free events and classes, as well as helping organizations adapt to the virtual business world. Hollister has received many awards, including ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction. According to Boston Journal (2020), it is the largest women-owned business in Massachusetts.
Connects consumers to local home and business repair and maintenance service providers.
Neighborly expanded its support to franchise owners and set up crisis communication protocols and operating procedures to keep customers and service professionals protected. The company continues to offer contactless and outdoor services, cleaning services, and essential services. To give back to the community, many Neighborly franchise owners provided free services like sanitizing first responder vehicles, donating meals for hospital staffs, and delivering groceries to high-risk customers who were homebound.
Distributes electronic components primarily to technology, med-tech, and automotive companies around the world.
After transitioning 4,000 employees to remote work, this $3 billion company worked quickly to create a Covid-safe pipeline that it shared with contemporaries. As the country struggled with a ventilator shortage, Digi-Key worked with the University of Minnesota to design and produce the Coventor, a simple, open-source, low-cost ventilator the size of a cereal box that could be replicated and distributed to hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Digi-Key's team focused on addressing supply chain issues and locating the necessary components within a couple of weeks. The Coventor was the first ventilator approved for use under the FDA's emergency authorization program. In addition, the company has supplied necessary components for medical devices on the frontlines.