ProsperCity was launched in July 2018 by a diverse team of community leaders fiercely committed to creating a more just and equitable world.
Our story starts with questions. What if we aren’t all looking at life through the same lens? What if our definitions of success are different? What if we need different resources to get where we are going, even if we are headed to the same place?
How do our histories, backgrounds and experiences play into all of these questions?
The color of our skin, where we grew up, the abilities of our bodies, the gender we identify as, the cultural beliefs we subscribe to, and the languages we speak are just a few examples of the myriad qualities that make us unique as individuals.
They define us as human. Vivid, complex humans.
These same attributes that make us wildly beautiful can also become the basis for bias, discrimination and injustice. In the workplace, this can translate to salary disparities, unequal pay, secrecy and mistrust. The absence of trust can create walls between people, interfering with opportunity, prosperity and the pursuit of happiness.
Our story hinges on these walls coming down.
We begin today, by dismantling the barriers at the starting line, holding up the truth and shining a light on the information that helps people get paid what they’re worth while working for companies that care.
ProsperCity was invented to catalyze meaningful, vivid and complex change. This is how we make the world a better place. This is how we become prosperous, together.