Claima Stories Helps Job Seekers of Color During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ghana. Nigeria. Mexico. Moscow. Iran. Istanbul. Egypt. Portugal. Spain. London. Chile. New Zealand. Wow, we just hosted Claima Stories Live with Bimma via Zoom with attendees from all over the world, helping them discover their dream careers. 

It's unreal how the power of one story can change our day to day lives in an instant. The Coronavirus pandemic has shifted how we interact with our loved ones, upended millions of jobs, and taken many lives.

As the story continued to develop, we worried about our Claima community and what impact this pandemic would have on our lives... especially after learning of how COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting black and brown communities. 

Motivated to do something that would uplift spirits and offer hope, we created a new concept, Claima Stories with Bimma Live: an interview series via Zoom. Over the span of five weeks, we shared incredible career stories featuring top talent of color including Bryce Wong (@bbbrycewong) Nike SB - Footwear Designer, Jazerai Allen-Lord (@nerdlikejazzy) True to Size - Co-founder, James Hesse (@heskicks) Youtuber, Portia Blunt (@portiablunt) @newbalance: Director of Apparel Operations, and Cam Mason (@sneakerheadnupe) @adidashoops: Director of Product. 

392,000 people were reached by Claima Stories Live content, 12 Countries represented, 62 minutes average viewing time, Footwear News showed us some love, and the feedback from you was overwhelmingly positive. 

“My Tuesdays will never be the same.” @bestnkicks

Thank you so much to everyone that joined us for the series. Our Tuesday nights will never be the same either. 

If you missed the series, stay locked on @claimastories as we’ll start to roll out those interviews over the next couple of weeks.

Special thanks to our partners @pensoleofficial, @yellowbrick.sneakers, @betternrg, @oregonstatealumni, @deadstockcoffee, and @aop_portland.

Special thanks to the @claima team @bj_frogozo, @___itsmoi, @a.nayapdx, @justnecessary, and @katelynywilliams.