A Letter From Our Founder
To our Bluemercury Clients, Friends, and Family,
Our nation is at a crossroads. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others are stark reminders of systemic and widespread inequalities that exist in our country. Many who have been silenced for too long are making their voices heard, and it is long past time for all of us to listen and to do what we can to create an America where freedom and opportunity are equally available to all.
Diversity and inclusion have been core values of our company since it was founded. Nevertheless, we know that we need to do better to make sure that the culture within our walls makes the world a better place. As a first step, we will expand and have ongoing training to further educate our employees about unconscious bias and racism. In the months ahead, we will reach out to our employees to hear their experiences and find out how we can do better. At the same time, we will launch a mentoring program to help our team members take their careers to the next level. With our renewed efforts on diversity and inclusion, we are working to ensure a safe environment for discussion and change as we strengthen our commitment to an inclusive culture of love.
When we started Bluemercury it was a single neighborhood store in Georgetown. Today, we have customers and colleagues across the country and the opportunity to help create change in a more meaningful way. We will commit to using our Bluemercury platform to begin a mentoring and launch program for beauty brands created by black founders. Supporting founders has always been part of who we are and we will start by partnering with SOGAL Foundation and their Black Startup Founder Grants program.
We know that to survive and thrive, we must do it together, and we look forward to listening, learning and continuously improving in our journey.
- Marla Beck Co-Founder & CEO of Bluemercury