DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION MATTER.

We proudly sponsor the Brazen Opportunity Fund (BOF) which grants the need-based use of the Brazen platform to organizations and employers committed to furthering diversity, equity and inclusion. Here at Brazen, we believe everyone — and we mean everyone — deserves a job they love.
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BOF SPOTLIGHT: LIME CONNECT

Advance Accessibility through Virtual Solutions

"Because it was usable by people with a wide variety of disabilities, Brazen was the most accessible platform we came across in our research, so we contracted with them to help us host our events in the virtual space.” - Evelyn Cooke, Lime Connect

  • "Body language and non-verbal cues can only be interpreted through video"
  • "People who stutter may feel more comfortable using text chat instead of video"
“We will host a Teacher Fair through Brazen, with the goal of bringing schools and candidates together, with a special effort to increase diversity.”
NCAPCS
"We specialize in the diversification of the hospitality industry by serving LGBTQIA+ community and all races and genders to find equality in the job market. We were able to host virtual career fairs on the Brazen platform."
Project Save Hospitality
“NYSAIS member schools are committed to expanding the diversity of the respective faculty/staff at each school. This year, using Brazen, NYSAIS will host their 32nd Diversity Job Fair.”
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
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BRAZEN CASE STUDY

FAME Cultivates Community with Brazen

FAME, a non-profit organization committed to supporting African American students to succeed in rigorous academic environments, received the Brazen Opportunity Fund and used the Brazen platform to find new and innovative ways to provide more opportunity, community and engagement to their Scholars.

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Starting Off Strong

Founded in August 2020, the Brazen Opportunity Fund has become a resource to partner organizations committed to forging virtual connections with tangible impact. In just our first year, Brazen partnered with 14 different organizations who helped candidates meet 200+ employers in just our first year.

By hosting Brazen-powered virtual events, candidates from diverse backgrounds were able have 13,413 conversations with employers! Each conversation represents a moment of opportunity for the candidates who attended the events.

How do I apply, on behalf of my organization, to the Brazen Opportunity Fund?
To begin the application process, simply click here!

If my organization charges participating exhibitors to join the event, can I still apply?
We certainly encourage and welcome you to apply, however your application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the BOF Committee to determine eligibility for an in-kind donation.

How do I know if my organization is a qualified candidate for the Brazen Opportunity Fund?
In order to be considered, your organization should align with the Mission and Vision Statement of the BOF: providing access and opportunities to underserved and underrepresented minorities, having a demonstrated need for the in-kind donation, with an operating budget of less than $10 million, and a clear focus and plan for how you intend to host your first event. Finally, your first event must be hosted within 45 days of your application approval date. We will reach out to you via email to inform you of whether your application has been approved, denied, or if we have additional questions.

What is the turnaround time for a response on my application?
You can expect to receive an update on approval status within 5-7 business days from when you apply.