Elyse is the managing director and co-founder of Grads of Life, an initiative of Year Up. Grads of Life leverages the power of the private sector to close the Opportunity Divide in America. She is a thought leader who has extensive experience working with private sector leaders, nonprofits and foundations to develop strategies, drive research and build tools that support the adoption of inclusive hiring practices that provide economic opportunity and mobility for all.
As managing director, she sits on Year Up’s executive team and helps to shape the organization’s approach to systems change and other efforts that complement the direct service program. Prior to co-founding Grads of Life, she was a consultant to Corporate Voices for Working Families and worked at Bass & Howes as well as Hogan & Hartson.
Elyse holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and completed her undergraduate degree at Williams College.
Insights from Elyse
- What Rethinking Degree Requirements Means for Corporate America and DEI
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- 4 Effective DEI Strategies Business Leaders Should Measure
- New Report: Ten Proven Actions To Advance Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
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