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A Father’s Advice in the Face of a Changing Labor Market

“Dad, I want to be just like you when I grow up”. This is a recent statement that my teenaged son made in response to my questions about his future aspirations.  My initial response was “son, I want you to do better than your dad.”  As a parent, it is only natural to desire, and

Equal Pay: What Does it Mean for Women of Color?

As we reach Equal Pay Day – a day that symbolizes how far into the year women need to work to make what men earned the previous year, we need to recognize that women of color face even greater challenges in the gender wage gap issue. Equal Pay Day 2018 – Here’s what you need

Creative Solutions Through Diversity

LeadersUp - Future at Work Leadership Network

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

From Career Roulette to Career Pathways: Expanding Access to Opportunity for Young Adults

Devon Miner, Manager, Impact – Strategic Partnerships, LeadersUp   Today there appears to be an expectation that a young adult, even as young as 17, should be able to make decisions that will impact the trajectory of their entire professional life. With limited knowledge, minimal career exposure, and little practical experience in business or industry,

Creating an Inclusive Bay Area Economy

As a native of Richmond, California I am acutely aware of the challenges young men of color face growing up in the Bay Area. When I walked through the doors of the Oakland Convention Center on Tuesday October 17th, to attend the BAYEP Career Summit, I was thrilled to see hundreds of young people lined

Women’s Equality Day 2017

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we highlight women of color who have made a difference both historically and in current events. This list honors over 20 powerful women who have been outspoken advocates for women and have confronted sexist and racist stereotypes in order to break down barriers to success and empower other women and