40 Minute Mentor

April 7, 2021

Levelling the Entrepreneurial Playing Field with Gary Stewart

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the founder and CEO of FounderTribes, Gary Stewart.

Gary has had such a varied life and career. Born in Jamaica, raised in the Bronx, educated at Yale. He started his career in law, before moving to the UK to pursue his passion for startups.

Through his work at Wayra UK he helped to launch 185 start-ups, and he has since launched FounderTribes, an app designed to democratise entrepreneurship by providing founders with the right advice, networks and ultimately capital, no matter what their background, nor where they sit on the socio-economic spectrum.

Gary is such an inspiration, and we cover some really important and hard-hitting topics in today’s episode, including:

  • The importance of not letting other people define you by your race, gender, or sexuality – particularly in business.
  • How the challenges of starting a business will always be the same, no matter what your social strata.
  • Plus, what companies need to do to level the playing field, and why adding Diversity and Inclusion ‘window dressing’ isn’t going to change anything.

Gary is so inspiring and passionate about the mission he’s on and it was fantastic to speak to a leader who is so driven to challenge and change the assumptions people have about race and gender in the workplace.

If you’re thinking about launching your own startup or are looking for ways to play your part in pushing D&I forward in your sector, you’ll definitely want to listen to today’s episode.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please do get in touch at ku.oc.cmbj@semaj

If you want to find out more about Gary, take a look at his LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/garystew/

If you want to find out more about FounderTribes, head over to – https://foundertribes.com/

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