Fair, equal treatment and access is critical. In 2021, The Greenhouse team made a commitment to begin exploring equity in our organization and services. We had discussions, conducted research and analyzed intention. We knew we could do more.
The purpose of the Equity Scorecard Report is to evaluate The Greenhouse’s progress on achieving equity.
We are committed to open and transparent information. We believe the importance of having conversations, even difficult ones, serves everyone better. Our goal is to be the home of small business and entrepreneurial development for our community. We serve all and are a home for everyone. We cannot do this successfully if we are not reflective of our community. So you can expect honest, transparent and open information. We invite you to read on.
Organizations cannot understand what they do not measure. Utilization of data metrics helps to provide clear monitoring of intention and actualization of goals. Please see our current scorecard below:
Currently we have six team members and an all female team.
3 Black Women
3 White Women
|White||5 (50%)||4 (40%)|
|White||11 (36.7%)||8 (26.7%)|
|Black||3 (10%)||4 (13.3%)|
|Hispanic||2 (6.7%)||1 (3.3 %)|
Understanding the demographics of the clients that The Greenhouse serves helps us to see who we are missing. FY21 to date information is as follows:
Our diversity of our clients served has improved year over year. You can review our 2020 Impact Report and numbers here: stpetegreenhouse.com/annualreport2020
Currently, our team does not have any official service projects.
Moving forward, our goals for the next six months are as follows:
We will continue to report on our progress and we continue to improve. As a demonstration to our commitment to transparency, this report and scorecard along with updates can be found at: stpetegreenhouse.com/equityscorecard
Our hope is that the St. Pete’s community’s voice is centered in guiding, planning, and shaping equitable small business development through this scorecard. Your input is appreciated.