LedBetter is a data-driven media group building the world’s most comprehensive database on how organizations perform on diversity.
At LedBetter, we see that disparity and are seizing the chance to bridge the gap. In what’s perhaps a callback to our journalistic roots, we want to shine a light and bring transparency and accountability to the table on matters of diversity and equality. So now we’re building LedBetter out further, working to create the first fair, data and fact-driven way to assess how organizations are performing when it comes to diversity and parity. We want to see a society in which leaders reflect the communities they serve. And we’re excited to announce that today, we’ll be doing this work as new members of the Matter Eight accelerator cohort.
In Silicon Valley — and within our industries of news and media — we’ve seen companies rocked by sexual harassment scandals, racial discrimination lawsuits and pay equity problems. Brands and entire industries have been tarnished. Careers and lives ruined. Abuse, assault, harassment and denial of the same opportunities afforded those in the majority. This behavior is completely unacceptable. But it’s not just tech or media that’s the problem. While they rightfully catch flak, it’s worth noting is that they’re not unique in their poor performance. As our research has shown, disparity and a lack of diversity is rife in every industry, from energy to transportation to banking.