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Creative Solutions Through Diversity

LeadersUp - Future at Work Leadership Network

On the 17th floor of LinkedIn’s Headquarters overlooking San Francisco’s city skyline, nine business and human resources leaders from varying industries gathered to talk about diversity— in a city with an economic and moral imperative to ensure all of its citizens can contribute to and benefit from its unbelievable rapid growth. Featured speakers at the

From Career Roulette to Career Pathways: Expanding Access to Opportunity for Young Adults


Devon Miner, Manager, Impact – Strategic Partnerships, LeadersUp   Today there appears to be an expectation that a young adult, even as young as 17, should be able to make decisions that will impact the trajectory of their entire professional life. With limited knowledge, minimal career exposure, and little practical experience in business or industry,

Creating an Inclusive Bay Area Economy

Talent Thrives Here

As a native of Richmond, California I am acutely aware of the challenges young men of color face growing up in the Bay Area. When I walked through the doors of the Oakland Convention Center on Tuesday October 17th, to attend the BAYEP Career Summit, I was thrilled to see hundreds of young people lined

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