Here is what we are tired of: Business leaders and companies saying they would like to have a more diverse workforce, leadership team and board representation — but they struggle to find qualified candidates.
We started the ROI Influencers: People of Color list two years ago in an effort to show just how many talented people of color there are in the state. This year, we made it our mission to double the number of honorees.
It was easy.
About two dozen emails asking for a few recommendations led to the honorees on the following pages. Read the more than 150 capsules closely — you could be looking at your next hire, your next leader, your next board member.
The talent pool in New Jersey always overwhelms. We’re honored we can show it.
Read about all of our Influencers by clicking the links below:
Plus, read our feature stories:
- Facing racism: From 2017 to today — TCNJ social justice committee co-Chairs Fisher, Donohue reflect on what school did then … and how COVID-19 is slowing it from doing more
- Goal in sight: At HBSE, Gould feels that how you hire employees and vendors is 1st step in fight against system racism
- Impact statement: Hirings of Mata, De La Hoz show Valley Bank is serious about serving underserved communities
- Listen loud: Audible announces creation of Global Center for Urban Development — and hiring of Newark economic development guru Aisha Glover to help lead it
- Newark launches what it hopes will be $100M fund to assist Black, Latinx business owners