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Efrem Bycer on skills being just one piece of the solution

Efrem Bycer, manager of Economic Graphic at LinkedIn Learning, helps policy leaders achieve their workforce development objectives. Bycer says learning new skills is only one...

Ebony Pope on thinking outside the box

Ebony Pope is principal at Rethink Education, a venture capital firm focused on innovation in education technology. Rethink Education acknowledges that a four-year college education...

Ashley Putnam on skills-based mobility

Ashley Putnam is the director of the Economic Growth & Mobility Project (EGMP) for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Putnam says disparities in the...

Jonathan Finkelstein on the opportunity to create cultural change

Jonathan Finkelstein is the CEO of Credly which “empowers organizations to officially recognize individuals for demonstrated competencies and skills. Our mission is to connect...

Jennifer Stredler on resources for workers and learners

Jennifer Stredler is vice president workforce development at Salesforce.org. In her role, Stredler oversees the company’s global workforce development strategy, philanthropy, and partnerships that...

Jenny Weissbourd on advocating for essential workers

Jenny Weissbourd is the senior project manager of the Economic Opportunities Program at The Aspen Institute. The organization states, “We drive change through dialogue,...

Chok Ooi on giving voice to Black students

Chok Ooi is co-founder & CEO at Kenzie Academy, which offers both on campus and online programs in Software and UX Engineering. Under an...

Avis Proctor on an equitable economic recovery

Avis Proctor Ed.D. is president of Harper College, a community college serving more than 35,000 students annually in the Chicago area. She says her college...

Emily Wattman-Turner on income share agreements

Emily Wattman-Turner is co-founder and chief growth officer at Kenzie Academy. Kenzie offers on-campus or online programs for 6-to-12 months. Using an income share...

Hector Mujica on effecting change

Hector Mujica is the jobs and skilling lead for Google.org. The organization states, “We bring the best of Google to help solve some of...