From Classroom to Board Room: Race and Equity in the Workplace – Mar 30-Apr 8
Posted by Tom Tom Foundation on March 23, 2021
The Tom Tom Foundation is sponsoring a virtual event series, From Classroom to Boardroom: Race & Equity in the Workplace (March 30 to April 8). The series is pay-what-you-can and open to the public. It will feature panel conversations with local and national leaders, as well as interactive breakouts and opportunities for networking.
As the country mobilizes to ensure that economic recovery reaches all members of our communities, collaboration is of the utmost importance. In our hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia, 35% of Black families do not currently earn enough money to meet their basic needs, compared to 14% of white families. Targeted interventions can help address this racial inequity where its impact is most often felt—in our classrooms, boardrooms, and on the pathways in between.
From Classroom to Boardroom will highlight cutting-edge, grassroots initiatives to promote economic mobility for people living with low wealth, encourage diversity at all rungs of the career ladder, and contribute to a more inclusive sense of community in the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the country. It will provide opportunities for employers, job seekers, small business owners, civic leaders, nonprofit professionals, educators, and students to connect, collaborate, and learn from one another.
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