Moving the country towards an inclusive, just, and competitive economy.
The Evolve Employer Network is a coalition of influential private sector leaders committed to creating an antiracist, inclusive economy. If you're looking to evolve your talent development practices, or to help advance the next generation of diverse talent, join us.
With over 100 million people employed by the private sector, there is immense power in private employers to dismantle systemic racism.
There is a high cost to inaction
"Businesses that sit in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above national industry medians."
"More diverse businesses see 2.3 times more cash flow per employee when compared to their less diverse peer companies."
58% of Black Americans feel racism on their jobs
Only 3.2% of executives and senior managers-level employees are Black
60% of all employees do not believe that their companies' diversity and inclusion programs are effective
...but traditional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) approaches are not working
Introducing Inclusive Talent Solutions™, an antiracist evolution of traditional DEI practices
Inclusive Talent Solutions ™ (ITS) is an antiracist talent development and management strategy developed by LeadersUp that differs from DEI:
ITS focuses on solving root systemic issues, not quotas.
ITS supports both employers and job seekers.
ITS doesn’t just live within individual companies; it is part of a network of inclusive leaders.
“If you don't understand the needs of [diverse] clients and customers because your workforce doesn't represent those clients and communities, how can you be a successful business?”
Diversity & Inclusion Executive,
Bank of America
Built to drive competitiveness and yield bottom-line results
Our Evolve Employer Network approaches your company's DEI challenges through three key phases:
The assessment phase measures the effectiveness of your company’s DEI initiatives and identifies key measures, initiatives, and personnel committed to leading the work to create an inclusive environment.
During the activation phase we establish a set of short- and intermediate-term goals focused on advancing antiracist practices through the employment life cycle.
Finally, through the acceleration phase, we leverage industry clusters to create enduring systems-level change to incorporate business-to-business ITS strategies into a larger goal of creating an inclusive economy.
For a nominal fee become a member of our Evolve Employer Network.
Schedule a call with our team to discuss a membership level that is right for your company.
"It's time to stop treating DEI like a checkbox...and be diverse and inclusive and equitable."
Tensie Taylor, M. ED
USC Black Alumni Association