Filling Persistent Gaps

A note from our founder:

Hi! I'm Connie, in 2017 having spent my career as a business development and marketing professional I knew I needed a bigger mission. I wanted to help people improve their lives, and I wanted to do so in a way that is focused on impact and helping people that need it the most.

I thought about what constitutes the skills of success and where the gaps lie in our education system. I did my homework.

I chose to focus on skills that are highly impactful, yet woefully under taught. Skills that impact both young and old, and are major determinants of both financial gain and personal satisfaction.

I hope you'll join us!


Digital Bridges was born with a mission to close persistent gaps in digital readiness, entrepreneurship and career preparedness, and durable skills.

Below is a detailed description of the challenges we help to solve.

Entrepreneurship Opportunity Gaps:

  • Small businesses make up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses but a minority of the workforce.
  • Women- and minority-owned businesses still lag far behind firms owned by white men.
  • Women-owned businesses have skyrocketed by 114% over the past 20 years; however, the revenue share of women-owned businesses has fallen .02% in that same period.
  • The majority of entrepreneurs did not possess a college degree.
  • Minority-owned businesses were less likely to attract outside funding.

Digital Readiness Gaps:

Research shows that the majority of people don't know how to protect themselves online, and that access to technology education can advance or impede professional success.

Among adult Americans:  

  • 13 percent of U.S. workers have no digital skills
  • 18 percent of American adults have at best limited digital skills
  • 35 percent of American workers have proficient digital skills
  • 33 percent of U.S. adults are considered to have advanced digital skills

In the workforce:  

  • Demand for digital skills is increasing across industries
  • Job growth is stronger in jobs that require more digital skills
  • The more highly digitalized industries have faster-growing wages
  • The digital readiness divide, in this context, is more likely to impact non-white, impoverished, and rural students, which preys on already existing inequity.

*Per the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Future-proof skills revolve around emotional agility:

“Soft skills” are now being called “Durable skills” and are still the most important skills to attain employment, high income, and job satisfaction. The skills that may be most important in a changing job market for 2022 and beyond, according to McKinsey, include:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Mental flexibility/Adaptability
  • Teamwork ability & Fostering Inclusiveness
  • Self-leadership
  • Coping with uncertainty
  • Synthesizing messages
  • Energy, Passions, Enthusiasm
  • Understanding own strengths

And yet, these amazing tools have the ability to empower each and every person to achieve their dreams of a better life.

Sounds like we need to bridge that divide...

Time to Take ACTION

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Youth Programs

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Adult Programs

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