Professional social capital is a key component of anyone’s career journey; up to 80% of jobs in today’s labor market are filled through networking. But for many people—and Black learners and workers in particular—the lack of professional social capital prevents them from achieving their full potential. In this session, Michael Collins, who leads JFF’s Racial Economic Equity Initiative, will facilitate a discussion with innovative education-to-employment leaders on how investors, employers, educational institutions, and training providers can intentionally and strategically support Black learners and workers in building professional social capital.
The need for this fireside chat is more relevant than ever especially after multiple corporations have pledged support – but have not always succeeded – in increasing racial equity in their talent ecosystems. Attendees can take away tangible solutions and examples of how to unlock opportunities for equitable economic advancement.