Black Lives Matter

Where we stand

Mindbody is taking direct action to support the Black Lives Matter movement. We can’t stand for wellness unless we’re doing our part to fight for Black lives.

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Amplifying Black voices

 

Mindbody’s response to the BLM cause is guided by MBUnited, a diverse council of minority and allied team members dedicated to promoting intercultural dialogue and awareness, as well as increased opportunity for minorities among our communities.

 

Thanks to MBUnited, the company is gaining a better understanding of the different races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds of our team members. The council has also created a diverse leadership group to ensure equal representation for each race and ethnicity.

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Supporting impactful organizations

 

With guidance from MBUnited, Mindbody as well as co-founder and Executive Chair Rick Stollmeyer are each donating $100K to organizations that fight against systemic racism and injustice. The important work these organizations do aligns directly with our embrace of the seven dimensions of wellness, from physical and emotional health to social and environmental well-being.

 

BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health)

Through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts, BEAM’s mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care.

 

Visit the BEAM website >
Race Matters SLO

Race Matters SLO organizes around racial and social justice with a mission to highlight the lived experiences of Black and other people of color through anti-racism education and cultural projects.

 

Visit the Race Matters SLO website >
BPOC (Black Phoenix Organizing Collective)

Engaging in Arizona-focused, intergenerational, Black-led cultural organizing, BPOC builds Black political power through political education, leadership development, and policy advocacy.

 

Visit the BPOC website >
Citizen Action of New York

With support from statewide, grassroots membership, Citizen Action of New York tackles transformational societal issues, helping achieve racial, economic, and environmental justice in our communities.

 

Visit the Citizen Action of New York website >
The Village Market

The Village Market fights to close the wealth gap by empowering Black entrepreneurs through education, purpose-driven events, and community engagement.

 

Visit The Village Market website >

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Diversifying our team


We’re reassessing our recruiting and employment policies to ensure Mindbody reflects the diversity of our global community. Mindbody lives by its core values of empathy and conscious evolution, and improving the way we recruit talented team members is crucial to embodying those values.


  • Reevaluating hiring practices to expand diversity
  • Reviewing our compensation system to guarantee equitable pay
  • Pledging to provide equal opportunity for career advancement
  • Building racial harassment awareness into our standard training
  • Adding zero-tolerance racial discrimination policy to our employee handbook
  • Creating minority mentorship programs that promote career growth and retention

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Focusing on education

 

We’re dedicated to providing our organization with educational opportunities that advance our efforts towards inclusion and equity.

 

In September 2019, we launched mandatory unconscious bias training for managers. We now require it for all our team members so we can better identify our own implicit biases and their potential impact on hiring, promotions, and inclusion.

 

We’re also partnering with third-party consultants to train our teams on diversity in the workplace, covering a wide range of relevant topics:

 

  • The history of the Black community and its relationship with law enforcement
  • The Black Lives Matter movement and how it directly impacts our members
  • Understanding the privilege of majority groups
  • How leaders in the company can get involved and discuss these issues with their teams

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Activating our team


It’s important that our team members have the opportunity to individually get involved in the changes they want to see. Mindbody is helping make that possible by providing all members with two paid days off to give back to their communities and recharge their mental well-being.


  • We added another paid day off for Election Day, to be used to vote that day or spend a different day getting to know the ballot and the issues
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is now a paid holiday so employees can spend the day recognizing his transformational impact on civil rights
  • On June 19, Mindbody will host a 1 ½-hour all-hands meeting during which we’ll hear from teammates who want to share their experience with being Black in America.

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Spotlighting diverse stories


The stories of racism experienced by our Black teammates and customers are very real to our extended Mindbody family. We’re illuminating those stories across our social channels and everywhere else we can as a way to educate our teams and promote awareness of those struggles.


Many of our customers have a hugely positive impact on the diverse communities they serve. They’re bringing wellness to underserved groups and hosting open forums to discuss the impact of racism. We’re highlighting those stories, too.


Promoting wellness alongside Black-owned businesses


We've signed the TRILLFIT Pledge, created to increase the wellness of communities of color through fitness access, health equity, and collaboration. This Mindbody-powered business’s objective directly lines up with our own, which is why we encourage others to sign the pledge and join TRILLFIT and Mindbody in investing in the health of the Black community.


Take a look at how TRILLFIT and other Mindbody-powered businesses are bringing a more inclusive culture to their communities.

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Working toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future

 

Helping to combat entrenched and systematic racism takes more than slogans and promises. We pledge to make these changes sustainable and continuous, so that going forward we can be a company that better reflects the diverse global society we serve.

How our customers are making an impact

We’re proud that these Black-owned businesses use our software as they promote wellness in their communities.