It’s Time to Make a Difference

Be an agent for change

OUR FOUNDATION

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We are committed to leveling the playing field in an effort to create a more equitable and just society by empowering individuals to utilize their platforms for good. Our goal is to address issues of inequality and discrimination, across all aspects of life. Join us today in building a more inclusive world, where everyone has an equitable opportunity to succeed!

We are committed to leveling the playing field in an effort to create a more equitable and just society by empowering individuals to utilize their platforms for good.

Our goal is to address issues of inequality and discrimination, across all aspects of life.

Join us today in building a more inclusive world, where everyone has an equitable opportunity to succeed!

OUR PILLARS

We have established three pillars to aid in our success

Empower

We empower people by teaching them the strategies they can use to utilize their platform for change and ultimately make a bigger impact on the world

EDUCATE

We educate future leaders and student-athletes through our BBZ Social Justice/Implicit Bias/Cause Marketing Certification

Engage

We engage audiences all over the globe with our podcast and lead discussions on leveling the playing field and Breaking BarrierZ

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60% of Gen Z’s and 56% of Millennials say that systemic racism is fairly or very widespread throughout society.

60% of Gen Z’s and 56% of Millennials say that systemic racism is fairly or very widespread throughout society.

According to statistics, 1 in 5 Millennials experience discrimination in the workplace on a regular basis.

According to statistics, 1 in 5 Millennials experience discrimination in the workplace on a regular basis.
According to statistics, 1 in 5 Millennials experience discrimination in the workplace on a regular basis.

America has a DEI problem…

And the problem is bigger than diversity… It’s about representation, inclusion, and equity.

Our country is a melting pot of cultures, but the real issue arises when we look at who’s holding the power and making important decisions.

As you move up the chain of command and power structures, the decision-making rooms become less and less like the diverse community from which they grew, govern, and represent.

DEI: MORE THAN DIVERSITY

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION

America has a DEI problem… And the problem is bigger than diversity… It’s about representation, inclusion, and equity. Our country is a melting pot of cultures, but the real issue arises when we look at who’s holding the power and making important decisions. As you move up the chain of command and power structures, the decision-making rooms become less and less like the diverse community from which they grew, govern, and represent.

THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE

520,000 +

student-athletes participate in NCAA & Junior College sports annually

60%

of the rosters of college football and basketball teams are Black student athletes

9%

of Division I Head coaches are Black and Brown

8%

of Division I conference commissioners are women

THE TIME TO CHANGE IS NOW

It’s no secret that Millennial and Gen Z values are shaping the world we live in today. Organizations that fail to align themselves with these values risk losing favor with this large and influential cohort.

Of consumers are more likely to buy from a company that supports social or environmental issues

91%

Of consumers are more likely to buy from a company that supports social or environmental issues

Of the labor force will be Gen Z & Millennials by 2025

64%

Of the labor force will be Gen Z & Millennials by 2025

OUR EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPLICIT BIAS & CAUSE MARKETING

  • 3.0 hours of Social Justice, Implicit Bias & Cause Marketing
  • Current and relevant discussion centered on the fight for equality & social justice, empowerment, and action for change, as well as the exploration of forms of bias in society & the legal system

THE RIGHT DIRECTION

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Creating lasting change is everyone's responsibility.

This is how we take a step in the right direction:

Ensuring the decision-making table is as diverse as the community it governs

Closing the gender-pay gap and empowering women in the workplace

Including the younger generation in conversations around creating the rules of the future

Reserving positions of power for those demographics that are systemically silenced

Hiring black and brown leadership to guide and mold young black and brown athletes

Learning from diversity and social justice content curated and created by a diverse team of experts

2024/25 COMMITMENT TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY  

SPEAKING TO STUDENT-ATHLETES

to be certified by Breaking BarrierZ in 2023/24

EDUCATE

FORGING PARTNERSHIPS

to empower and develop future student-leaders across the country

EMPOWER

PODCAST

hosted by influencers sharing stories of positive change

ENGAGE

ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT

focusing on social impact; led by social justice leaders

EDUCATE

EMPOWER

ENGAGE

OUR TEAM

The Breaking BarrierZ team comprises a remarkable and diverse group of legal experts, DEI scholars, educators, social justice advocates, authors, journalists, business leaders, athletes, champions, and entertainment professionals who are highly experienced and distinguished in their respective fields.

At our core, we prioritize equitable representation and inclusion in all decision-making processes. Our driven team is dedicated to producing cutting-edge, thought-provoking social justice training resources that leave a lasting impact throughout North America.

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Robert Rowell

Cheryl Miller