Overheard

Celeste Richie on not returning to “normal”

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres at the virtual JFF Horizons conference as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign
By WorkingNation Editorial Team
June 11, 2020

Celeste Richie is vice president of workforce development for Results for America. The organization works with all levels of government “to harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges.”

Richie says events in recent months have fast-tracked the need for change. “Normal was inequitable. As we’ve heard from so many leaders and activists across the country, we don’t want to go back to normal.”

Richie adds employers should change their methods of hiring. “How do we do this differently? How do we focus on equity? It’s not just about focusing on an individual and trying to give an individual the skills or the training or the networking that they need to succeed, but that we’re actually shifting power dynamics.”

WorkingNation interviewed Richie for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with the JFF Horizons 2020 conference. You can watch all the interviews on our YouTube channel.

Learn more about Results for America: https://results4america.org/
Learn more about Jobs For the Future: https://www.jff.org/

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