Grads of Life Blog

6 Ways to Take Your Diversity + Inclusion Program from Intention to Impact

Co-authored by Daniel Lurie and Chauncy Lennon Last month, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission held a public hearing to take a hard look at diversity data in the tech sector. Currently, the number of African American and Latino/a technical employees at top Silicon Valley companies hovers around 5-7 percent. At the same time, the government estimates there are […] Read More

Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

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 […] Read More

Upping the Ante: We Need You to Join the UpSkilling Movement

By Kathy Mannes and Jaime Fall One year later, it’s nice to see progress being made. Last year, the Obama Administration launched an UpSkill movement to encourage employers and others to invest in front-line workers. Earlier this month, Lumina Foundation, Aspen’s UpSkill America, and CAEL’s Business Champions hosted an event to celebrate the progress toward this goal, which is […] Read More

First Jobs: The Next President Can Help Youth Start Out on the Right Path

Think back to your first full-time job. Maybe it was your dream job at the time, maybe it opened up a career path you had never considered, or maybe it helped you figure out what you did not want to do. Whether that first opportunity in the workforce turns out to be a career highway, a fork […] Read More

Pathways to Employment: The Best Investment Society Can Make

What could you do with $6.31 trillion? That’s enough to buy every major sports league (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL and NASCAR), put millions of people through community college and still have trillions left over. Unfortunately, $6.31 trillion is what it will cost society to cover the expenses associated with youth disconnection from school and work: lost earnings […] Read More