Dating site for entrepreneurs
In 2014, black women were 17% to 20% less likely to get responses from non-black men on OKCupid, while black men were 8% to 27% less likely to match with a woman of a different race.
According to the OKCupid analysis, 82% of non-black men on the platform exhibit some form of racial bias against black women.
It is conventional wisdom that gender stereotypes impede women who are trying to raise money or tap industry networks.
Female entrepreneurs are often unfairly perceived as less serious, less aggressive, more likely to put family before business.
Once you are registered on the site, you can either actively look for someone who fits your criteria or wait for a match to find you.
The service tailors your search results and prioritizes members who are active and have profiles similar to yours–not exactly arranging the possible marriage but certainly guiding it.
Wendi Goldsmith, the CEO of Bioengineering Group, in Salem, Massachusetts, didn't get a single bite when she tried online dating after her divorce in 2003.
The Gerrards cite an OKCupid study showing that black users experience a strong negative bias in online dating.Meeting a mentor through an online system makes it easy to work around time constraints, and business mentorship presents numerous opportunities for both the mentor and mentee.Besides giving back to the business community, statistics suggest that mentors tend to have higher compensation and may have a better shot at promotions.so the quality of the match is determined by both the good judgment of the entrepreneur and the mentor, which allows for a lot of flexibility,” he said.Signing up to be a mentor or a mentee is as simple as a few mouse clicks and a couple fill-in-the-blank questions.