A Just and Prosperous State with and for Black Minnesotans  
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Who We Are

We are the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity.

And we have seen
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After the killing of George Floyd, we have seen what cannot be unseen. Systemic racism has taken a toll on Black Minnesotans for far too long. It’s time for the business community to do more to eliminate racial disparities because our state’s future depends on it.

Across a whole range of economic, education, and health measures, the gaps between Black Minnesotans and White Minnesotans are among the widest in the country. The twin forces of rising diversity amidst persistent exclusion from the economy form a core challenge that the business community must address to remain competitive.

At MBCRE, we are different. We are a collective impact organization working with the business community across the state of Minnesota. We believe that through our collective action, we can build an equitable, inclusive and prosperous state with and for Black residents.

We are focused specifically on improved economic outcomes for the Black community in our state.
We work across sectors and levels in the business community in pursuit of prosperity and justice for Black Minnesotans.
We are here to honor existing work already being done in the community.

We hope you will join us in these efforts.

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How We Are Helping

We intend to apply our expertise, experience and resources in three pillars as we work to overcome systemic racism.

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Employment Opportunity
Close the wage gap by hiring, retaining, and promoting Black Minnesotans across all levels in MBCRE member companies.
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Black Business Development
Create wealth in Black communities by improving the success rate of Black-owned businesses by increasing capability, capacity, and visibility.
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Community Well-Being
Strengthen Black communities by advancing just housing, safety and policing practices
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It is incumbent upon organizations committed to racial equity to challenge ourselves to reflect, empathize, act, and learn. We have developed actionable resources and made them easily accessible to organizations, diversity and inclusion practitioners and individual users alike. We developed the Allyship Toolkit as a learning space for our Coalition Members and others to deploy Ally programming within their organization in order to build a community of Allies committed to supporting Black Minnesotans.

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Get Involved

We cannot do this alone.

Get involved, take action and help us eliminate systemic racism.

MBCRE Membership

The Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE) is composed of members acting together to advance our principles. With a focus on businesses and large employers, we invite other organizations to join us to advance our mission.

Member Expectations

Members are committed to:

  • Center Black Minnesotans in the work
  • Participate fully in the work of at least one Pillar
  • Follow the work across all Coalition Pillars
  • Contribute financially to the development of the Coalition
  • Inform leaders in your organization of Coalition work
  • Take bold action to advance racial equity within your organization
  • Share best practices and results with Coalition members
  • Provide expertise and insight to advance racial equity
  • Refrain from leveraging MBCRE for personal or business interests beyond the mission of the Coalition


Managing Director

Tiffani Daniels

Tiffani Daniels

MBCRE Steering Committee

Courtney Schroeder

Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, General Mills
Black Business Development Pillar Co-Chair

Delphanie Daniels

Community Engagement Director, Best Buy
Community Well-Being Pillar Co-Chair

Keisha Powell

Director, Equity & Inclusion, Children's Minnesota
Employment Opportunity Pillar Co-Chair

Samuel Ndely

Philanthropic Advisor, The Minneapolis Foundation
Black Business Development Pillar Co-Chair

Shereese Turner

Chief Program Officer, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Community Well-Being Pillar Co-Chair

Toweya Brown Ochs

Director, Diversity & Inclusion, HealthPartners
Employment Opportunity Pillar Co-Chair

MBCRE Advisory Council

Amelia Hardy SVP, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Best Buy
Bukata Hayes VP, Racial & Health Equity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
Darren Harmon Sr. Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, UnitedHealth Group
James Burroughs SVP, Government & Community Relations, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Children's MN
Linda Sloan Executive Director, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Reba Dominksi EVP, Chief Social Responsibility Officer & President, US Bank Foundation
Shannon Smith Jones Executive Director, Hope Communities
Susan Bass Roberts VP, Executive Director, Pohlad Family Foundation

Our Members

Best Buy
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota
Bremer Bank
Carlson Companies
Children’s Minnesota
CHS Inc.
Delta Dental of MN
Element Fleet Management
Fairview Health Services
General Mills
Great Clips, Inc.

Land O’Lakes Inc.
McKnight Foundation
Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx
Mortenson Construction
The Opus Group
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
UnitedHealth Group
Winnebago Industries


June 12, 2024
Tiffani Daniels Joins Diverseek Comment icon
By Diverseek

Episode 89 Building Partnerships & Collective Action

Tiffani Daniels, as the Managing Director of the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity, exemplifies a dedication to service. With over a decade of experience in the Twin Cities, she has been instrumental in building brands and advocating for underrepresented groups. Known for her prowess in crafting consumer-centric strategies, Tiffani has consistently driven remarkable growth.

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