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"Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives are skyrocketing," writes Forbes. "But with little evidence to support the efficacy of the one-off lectures and yearly self-guided trainings that most companies have invested in, long-term commitment and ongoing learning seem to be the answer. Elise Smith, Cofounder and CEO of Praxis Labs, is bringing that opportunity to corporate America, allowing employees and leaders to change their perspectives over time by virtually stepping into the shoes of those feeling the sting of stigma."
Praxis Labs has raised $3.2 million in seed funding, making Smith "one of 93 Black women to have raised more than $1 million for a venture-backed business as of August 2020."