Our mission is to create workplaces that reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods.
We are a non-profit organization working to empower Black and Latinx individuals by providing job training, placement opportunities starting in the Chicago area. Our goal is for 25,000 people from these communities, who we know have been overlooked thus far at higher income levels as well as lower education rates, to collectively make $30 billion in salary over 20 years!
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Renee Kaplan is former chief strategy officer and head of programs at the Skoll Foundation where she oversaw the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll World Forum, strategic alliances, and communications.
Renee has more than 20 years of business experience in corporate, entrepreneurial, and foundation sectors. Her professional background includes eight years at Microsoft in corporate a
At Sprout Social, a social media management solutions provider, Barretto leads a team of about 350 people and has helped the company scale from less than $30 million to more than $100 million in just a few years. On Sprout Social’s Adapt blog, Barretto wrote about how being a parent has made him a better leader. “Before having children I was much more emotional in the workplace. I’d allow things l
Susan Clark is a Managing Director at Sun Capital. She works with investment teams, CEOs, and senior portfolio leadership on business value creation initiatives and to develop and implement ongoing strategic and operating plans.
Prior to joining Sun Capital, Susan was General Partner of Portfolio Operations at TCV, a technology growth investment firm. Susan was responsible for standing up the firm
John Drew is a General Partner at TCV. He has over 20 years of operational, financial, and technical experience, including leadership positions at several global technology companies.
Before joining TCV, John served as one of four CEOs in the Office of the Chairman at Lucent Technologies. John joined Lucent when the company acquired International Network Services (NASDAQ: INSS), where John served
Shelton is a certified diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.
Born in an untapped neighborhood on the southside of Chicago, Shelton Banks’ story shows life isn’t determined by the cards you are dealt, but how you play your hand.
Having a background that lends itself to common Black stereotypes – high-school dropout, single-parent household, and other dail