BE MSP is a collaborative partnership between the St. Paul Area Chamber, GREATER MSP and Minneapolis Regional Chamber with the goal of connecting professionals of color as they grow and thrive in the Minneapolis Saint Paul region.
Belonging is a sense that every dimension of your identity is not only welcome, but celebrated by the people and spaces around you.
The Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul region (MSP) is home to talented and courageous people of all backgrounds and identities – people who are passionate about things that make this place great, while also driven to make it a better and more equitable home for all.
A place of true belonging.
This MSP in Color blog series celebrates the many dimensions of life and community across MSP by sharing real stories about life here from the people who tell it best – its residents.
Brittany (she/her/hers) shares her experience moving back to MSP, finding a network of like-minded BIPOC professionals and leaning on community.
Connect to Diversity & Inclusion Resources in Minneapolis & St. Paul
The BE MSP Workplace Inclusion Toolkit is a free online resource for teams no matter where they are on their DEI journey.
MSP Cultural Spotlights
Explore some of the region’s most beloved BIPOC-owned and serving spaces, services, communities and businesses.
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Stories from Our Partners
The MAKE IT. MSP. initiative was launched in 2015 to improve the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) region’s performance attracting and retaining talent. While the region’s performance improved over the next five years, this prompted a bigger question for the...
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a panel discussion on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Panelists included Mary Beth Ruthford, Director, RSM; Jenn Bonine, CEO and Founder, AI Appstore, and PinkPowered AI Foundation; Vikesh Nemani, Chief...
THE NEED TO BETTER SUPPORT, EMPOWER & CONNECT PROFESSIONALS OF COLOR Over the last four years, Make It. MSP. has collected survey and focus group insights from more than 1,800 professionals of color in an effort to learn more about their experiences as residents...