Shopify Partners with BlackTies to Support the Global Black Community

We are pleased to announce that Shopify has engaged BlackTies to help advance its diversity and inclusion efforts within the Black community.

Shopify’s approach to diversity is centered on people, based on research, and creates an organization that reflects the world we live in. Its people reflect the world that it is building for.

Shopify believes in BlackTies mission to elevate and amplify Black talent from around the world. Through this new partnership, Shopify’s goal is to build greater awareness of non-engineering opportunities at Shopify and deepen its Black talent pipeline across all levels.

BlackTies was established on the simple premise that it advocates for positive change and creates a more diverse world that champions all Black communities, no matter their size or geographical location.

“At Shopify, our vision is that everyone at Shopify feels included, valued, and heard and that we bring more voices to entrepreneurship in our mission to make commerce better for everyone,” said Crystal Hunt, Senior Program Manager – Partnerships (Diversity & Belonging) at Shopify. “Through this partnership with BlackTies we believe we can move the needle on our mission to bring more voices to entrepreneurship and tech, by reducing barriers to entry into Shopify and into entrepreneurship, and more broadly by fostering a sense of belonging for our global merchant and employee communities”

“Our goal is to ensure we facilitate the creation of inclusive and equitable opportunities for high-performing Black professionals across all industries,” said Aziz Garuba, Co-Founder at BlackTies. “We are excited to create a long lasting relationship with our new partners at Shopify. BlackTies members can expect to benefit from curated Shopify activations and exclusive career opportunities, and current Black Shopify employees can connect with other Black professionals from around the world on the BlackTies platform”

If you are a Black professional at Shopify or anywhere else in world and haven’t already joined BlackTies, you can do so by visiting

To learn more about Shopify’s commitment to diversity & inclusion, visit

About Shopify

Shopify is a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Proudly founded in Ottawa, Shopify powers millions of businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, Heinz, Tupperware, FTD, Netflix, FIGS, and many more. For more information, visit

About BlackTies

BlackTies is a global community platform where Black professionals have a safe space to network and engage in conversations about careers and life experiences, participate in professional development initiatives, and discover amazing career opportunities. For more information and to join BlackTies, visit

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