We are thrilled to share our Founder and Executive Director’s OpEd, How to Diversity Hiring Pools was published in Entrepreneur today! The article provides three actionable steps corporation’s can take to diversity their hiring pools, including early exposure, starting the pipeline in high school, and seeking talent from broader pools.
First Workings, and helping young people gain social capital, is positioned as another solution to the broader issue of the lack of diversity and representation within corporate companies.
“Since the Fortune 500 list was first published in 1955, there have been only 19 Black CEOs out of 1,800 chiefs. But there is not a quick fix to these discrepancies. It takes years to groom someone for a position in the C-Suite. Let’s go back to square one. One solution to diversity woes lies at the genesis of the supply chain: Corporations need to diversify their hiring pools.”
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