Two black businesswomen have launched AfroFreelancer.com, a gig platform to support minority freelancers and college students.
The site, which lists freelance opportunities in the U.S. that are 100% remote and flexible, says its mission is to level the playing field for those who have faced discrimination in the employment market.
AfroFreelancer.com was conceived in 2020 by MJ Cunningham and Lillian Jackson, who have launched the site using their own funds. It is based in San Antonio, Texas.
Diversity job sites have come to the fore in recent years, as developments such as the “Black Lives Matter” movement have focused wider attention on the barriers to greater inclusion faced by minority groups.
Other examples include DiversityJobs.com, which describes itself as the leading diversity site in the U.S., and U.S.-based Hispanic / Latino Professionals Association (HLPA), as well as U.K.-based recruitment site MyDiversity.com.