by Sonja Gittens-Ottley
Imagine that you work somewhere where all of the attributes that make you unique are welcome and embraced. You can bring your whole self to work and collaborate more effectively. Your identity contributes to your own growth and the success of your team.
by D.A. Abrams
The United States Tennis Association looked very different when I arrived in 1993. Today, people of color represent 36 percent of our workforce, and women represent 47 percent of it.
by Katie Sanders
We're luckily not the only ones seeking and creating more representative stock photography. Here are a few other resources to check out.
These images aim to portray the experiences of powerhouse interns in the Jopwell community (who, by the way, we are quite sure will be pictured leading actual boardrooms in the near future).
by Alexis Jones
I want nothing more than to wrap my arms around my friends who are still in Charlottesville and tell them what my grandmother always tells me: This too shall pass.
We are a career advancement platform, but all too often we are reminded that our community needs support that extends beyond their professional lives.
by Akintunde Ahmad & Mark Walden
We can’t underestimate the value of seeing ourselves in someone’s shoes in order to believe our goals are achievable.
by Anastacia Gordon
As Jay-Z so eloquently put it in 4:44, "Nobody wins when the family feuds." Culture can make or break any company. Here’s how to build your dream team.
by Jaclyn Roessel
If you want to be a force in your office, make it your mission to pose the question, “Who are we not reaching?”
Can you make your passion your career? How personal is too personal once you walk through an office doors? Is it your responsibility to lift others up?
by Israel Ortega
I made a conscious effort to quit running away from who I was and to avoid trying to become someone I was not. My happiness depended on it.
by Karen Fleshman
Microaggressions can damage your self-esteem and impede your progress as a professional — you deserve better.
by Christina Lewis Halpern
As much as my father disliked being defined by his race, he was always proud to be African-American. He raised me to be the same.
by Porter Braswell
Exposure to a range of career pathways is core to Jopwell’s mission. Because if you don’t understand the breadth of what is out there, how can you determine what’s right for you?
by Denisha Kuhlor
Unpaid internships create an imbalance that sees the best opportunities go to those who can afford to seize them.
“We were not going to allow certain members of society to discredit our unique needs just because they do not experience them,” says Black Ivy Pre-Law Society Lydia Anglin.
by Tiffany Onyejiaka
"There needs to be a system-wide push to make pre-med preparation available to more people from more walks of life,” says Johns Hopkins senior Melaku Arega, cofounder of White Coat Strategists.
“A lot of times, when a character feels flat, it’s because the people who wrote that character don’t understand the voice,” says Orji, who plays Molly alongside Issa Rae on HBO's Insecure.
by Akintunde Ahmad
I've been blessed enough to make good decisions, get just the right amount of exposure, and have just enough luck. But I’m no one’s counterpoint to a so-called lack of ambition.
by Ola Ojewumi
I received a heart transplant and, five hours later, a kidney transplant from the same donor. I cheated death only to be met with a lifetime of disabilities. Very few people expected me to succeed. But I put on my headphones.
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