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Gladeo Receives Recognition as a Minority Business Enterprise!

It’s official! Gladeo is thrilled to announce we are now a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the National Minority Supplier Development Council!

An MBE designation is given when a business is “at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled on a daily basis by one or more (in combination) American citizens” from certain “ethnic minority and/or gender (e.g. woman-owned) and/or military veteran classifications.” That’s us!

We were sharing our story with Forbes, explaining how we launched Gladeo after “volunteering as mentors for underserved youth, offering free college and career planning workshops.” Here’s an excerpt from that interview:

“We were shocked by the sheer lack of resources available to help students to prep for 21st-century careers. So we built a solution ourselves. Gladeo introduces diverse young people to relatable role models, broadens access to inspiration and information, and seeks to make sure that nobody is excluded from pursuing a career path.

“Our platform helps career seekers who lack social capital break through barriers and navigate their early career journeys. We do this through video storytelling, positioned from the lens of diverse professionals. On Gladeo, young people can watch videos or access descriptive career profiles to learn what it takes to become an environmental engineer, video game developer, or chef, for example. Gladeo also connects users with real-world opportunities, notifying them of local networking events, industry panels, and relevant internship opportunities.”

Receiving the MBE designation is a significant milestone for us because it goes right to the heart of who we are and why we founded this company. We're excited to continue promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and are grateful to our community for your continued support!

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