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Dwight Powery
Dwight Powery
Senior Director, Advisory Services
Dwight Powery
Senior Director, Advisory Services

7-Second Resume Statement

In my first job in a social services agency in the Bronx, I had the opportunity to listen to family’s stories and hear their “why”. From that moment, this strengthened my ability to listen more intently, understand the “why” behind what they are experiencing and to use that skill to develop solutions, as necessary. Everyone has a story – I am here to listen.

Bio

Dwight currently serves as the Senior Director, Advisory Services, where he leads client engagements on building inclusive talent practices, forming new targeted hiring programs, and changing internal practices to increase economic equity through employment. Dwight has more than 30 years of executive experience in both corporate and nonprofit environments, with a focus on strengthening families in the community. Previously, he was the National Site Director at Year Up, a nationally workforce development nonprofit organization, where he is responsible for all of Year Up’s West Coast operations. Year Up provides Opportunity Talent (young adults ages 18-24) with the opportunity to reach their full career potential through paid training and corporate internships.

Prior to Year Up, Dwight served as the Vice President of Strategy, Operations, and Technology at LifeMoves, an agency in the Bay Area focused on rapidly retuning people to stable housing from homelessness. In his corporate leadership experience at Hewlett-Packard almost 30 years, his roles spanned global account management for key clients and leveraging services to meet the demands of HP’s corporate clients. Dwight’s why is focused on economic justice and equity for young professionals of color that have the talent and just need the opportunity or access to a career.

Dwight is a graduate of Columbia University in NYC, with a Bachelors in Computer Science.

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