First Gen Leaders℠
2021 Conference – Reboot Resilience: Rebound Remarkable
Our annual conference is a vehicle for young, emerging leaders and those who work with them to meet the network of role models and mentors who can help them start a business, contribute to a mid-size business, lead a non-profit or re-invent a Fortune 500 Company.
We are the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pipeline solution.
There are many examples of inclusive leaders who dedicate time, money and energy to open doors for women, people of color and underrepresented populations. We build a network to recognize these extraordinarily generous leaders.
We showcase the best examples of courageous leadership.
Through Campus Collaboratives, First Gen Student Leadership Program, and Young Professional Leaders, we provide experiences for emerging leaders to connect, grow, and contribute beyond their comfort zone.
We reveal the “hidden curriculum” and “career secrets” that create employment success, ensure promotion pathways and increase contributions on boards, public service and non-profits.
None of us can solve problems by ourselves or from the inside only. We gather experts and outliers to assemble a diverse team so that we address blind spots with a 360° perspective for maximum outcomes. Our cross-pollinating leaders collaborate to solve the wicked problems to open up access.
We close the equity gap.
We believe that an equitable world requires everyone at the table. So, we invite all, work with all and solve for all to have opportunity to contribute, thrive and collaborate throughout their professional and personal lives.
Our Bold Goal 2025 is to get 25,000,000 First Generation students, graduates, those who work with them, and those who want to hire them algorithmically connected to role models, mentors, internships and jobs.