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Women’s Equality Day 2017

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we highlight women of color who have made a difference both historically and in current events. This list honors over 20 powerful women who have been outspoken advocates for women and have confronted sexist and racist stereotypes in order to break down barriers to success and empower other women and

Immigrant Women in the Workforce


Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote. The right, known as woman suffrage, was the culmination of over seventy years of protest and activism set in motion by the women’s rights movement beginning in 1848. Today, women continue to face significant setbacks across

Hope is Something the Future Needs

Myriah Smiley

Myriah Smiley is a 19 year-old young woman who is a LeadersUp Associate and attended our 2017 Noah’s Bagels career skills cohort training. She attends Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and is majoring in Small Business for Entrepreneurship. Her goal is to open her own bakery in San Francisco. On August 5th, she will compete in

Bridging the Global Economy with Career Pathways for Opportunity Youth

LeadersUp in Auckland

Next week I have the honor of representing LeadersUp at “Future Ready. Tomorrow’s Workforce. Ready Now” summit in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve been invited to help strategize with over 200 employers from across the country and share insights on our LeadersUp model for helping employers build talent pipelines comprised of skilled young adults.   A lack of

Building Partnerships to Diversify the Creative Economy


According to British author and media expert John Howkins, the creative economy deals in ideas and money. In 2001, he described it as an economic system where value is based on novel and imaginative qualities rather than traditional resources. Where imagination and ingenuity decide what people want to do and make. And what they want

Meet Giants Intern Chloe Myers


Chloe Myers is one of our newest interns joining us on our partnership with James Bland Productions for Season 2 of Giants the Series. Read more about Chloe in her Q&A below and make sure to catch her vlog next week as she continues to share her experience on set. Tell us a bit about