ROI-NJ presents our ROI Influencers: People of Color 2020 list

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:

Read our 2019 and 2018 ROI Influencers: People of Color lists.

And read our entire Sept. 21, 2020, print edition.