JONATHAN M. NELSON CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ACTION STATEMENT

The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive group of students, staff, faculty, parents, alumni, and communities – both locally and internationally. In fostering our mission to make entrepreneurship an essential part of the Brown experience; diversity, in its multiple dimensions and intersections—including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, veteran status, physical ability, religion and other forms of identity – are essential to how we approach and teach entrepreneurship.

We respect and value all members and affiliates of the Nelson Center community, and we aim to create programs that encourage all voices to be heard. As we promote open dialogue and debate and inspire creative thinking and design, we believe entrepreneurship is a critical methodology for solving today’s local and global challenges. As the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship pursues its mission to educate future entrepreneurial leaders, through collaborative programming, producing interdisciplinary scholarship, and achieving repeatable and scalable impact through application and practice, we believe that our achievements stem from the commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion.