Violence and racist attacks against the Black community has forced the world to reckon with the structural and systemic racism that Black people have experienced over generations.
Black communities face one where systemic racism permeates every aspect of life, from interactions with law enforcement, to access to housing and capital, to health care, education, and the workplace.
As a company, and as individuals whose commitment is to building purposeful leadership training for everyone. The Purposefulness Center commits to translating the energy of today’s moment into lasting, meaningful change.
Today we are announcing a set of concrete commitments to move that work forward: internally, to help other companies build sustainable equity for the Black+ community, and externally, to make purposefulness leadership and culture training programs accessible to those companies that would like to commit to Black leadership training and opportunity.
Beyond Commitment: Improving Black Leadership In Corporate America
Creating meaningful change starts within our own company. Strengthening our commitment to racial equity. To that end, we’re announcing several commitments to build sustainable equity for our Black+ community. We must look at the early stages of one’s career and understand the roadblocks to success. Until obstacles are removed, true equality will not be achieved.
First, we’re working to improve ACCESS to purposefulness training and connect with companies to create Black+ opportunities at senior levels and committing to a goal to help companies improve leadership representation of underrepresented groups by 30 percent by 2025. Proclamations about racial inequality and injustice are only the beginning. This must be followed by consistent efforts and actions that are measurable and demonstrable.
Second, we’ll do more to help companies address representation challenges and focus on hiring, retention, and promotion at all levels.
Third, we’re working with companies to create training that will create a stronger sense of inclusion and belonging for our Black+ community in particular.
Fifth, we’re focused on better supporting the mental and physical health and well-being of our Black+ community.
Improving Purposefulness Leadership education
We’re also committing to help close the racial and leadership equity gaps in with Black+ Senior leadership education and culture education.
Our goal is to make sure potential Black leaders have access to leadership training and partnering with companies to give black leaders senior opportunities.
We commit to designing resources to reach Potential Black leaders to make a more inclusive environment.
Improving Culture and Culture leadership education
Culture Education Starts in middle and high school students, to help teachers access materials to make their classrooms more inclusive.