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Diversity and Inclusion

Creative Solutions Through Diversity

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On the 17th floor of LinkedIn’s Headquarters overlooking San Francisco’s city skyline, nine business and human resources leaders from varying industries gathered to talk about diversity— in a city with an economic and moral imperative to ensure all of its citizens can contribute to and benefit from its unbelievable rapid growth. Featured speakers at the

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Driving an Inclusive Economy Through a Diverse Narrative

Driving an Inclusive Economy Through a Diverse Narrative

An “inclusive America” was the rallying call to action at the inaugural convention of the largest organizations for journalist and media professionals of color in the United States. This year the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) came together to host a historic convention to collectively advocate

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Opportunity Youth: The Key To An Inclusive Economy

America’s future is in color and demands that we actualize an inclusive economy. As our workforce evolves from industrial to information-driven, and access to the information, skills, and career pathways to prosperity widen for the growing multi-cultural population, our ability to leverage our most valuable asset – a diverse talent pool, is inextricably tied to our country’s success.

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Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we spoke to Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson and LeadersUp Board Member, to conclude our series on women leaders helping to bridge the talent divide. With revenues of $13.5 billion and approximately 12,000 employees across the globe, C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest third party logistics providers. Offering a supportive work environment, opportunities for career advancement, and providing incentives that reward success, C. H. Robinson has received over twelve Best Places to Work awards by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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Women Bridging the Talent Divide

Women Bridging the Talent Divide

In honor of Women’s History Month, each day LeadersUp will be highlighting the work of remarkable women in the workforce who are helping bridge the talent-divide in their respective communities. From Congresswoman Karen Bass who strives to ensure the success of foster youth to Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta who continues to address the issues affecting today’s opportunity youth, the list of women who have and continue to play a central role in shaping today’s talent is beyond inspirational.

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Leap Ahead with LeadersUp

Leap Ahead with LeadersUp

As the month of February comes to an end I want to take a moment to send a note of gratitude to our partners and supporters that have made LeadersUp month four impactful weeks of advancing our collective mission to end the youth unemployment and talent-divide challenge. This month was filled with extraordinary on-the-ground moments from participating in the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative’s Los Angeles Fair & Forum to preparing young adults with essential career skills – below is a re-cap of our favorite moments.

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Jobs for Disconnected Youth and Talent for Suppliers

Jobs for Disconnected Youth and Talent for Suppliers

In the United States today, many companies are in a “talent war,” struggling to find skilled workers to fill entry- to advance-level positions. At the same time 5.8 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school and not working—a population the size of Maryland or Wisconsin (and larger than 30 other states). This demographic is often referred to as “opportunity youth,” and the disconnect between employers and this uncultivated talent is widening the talent divide.

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Inclusive Economics: The Key to Solving Youth Unemployment

Inclusive Economics: The Key to Solving Youth Unemployment

What does it mean to be an inclusive economy? This question was at the core of our inaugural Future at Work Coalition meeting and Community Open Forum last Tuesday. For the more than 30 thought leaders from different sectors that joined our call to action to end the youth unemployment and the talent-divide crisis, the answer became clear- we can no longer afford to miss the mark in harnessing the talent and skilling up of ALL Americans.

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