INROADS COLLEGE LINKS EXPANDS ITS REACH AND IMPACT TO MORE U.S. CITIES

As calls and commitments continue to close the access to opportunity gap for talent of color, three companies are taking action to address these disparities. With their partnership with INROADS, ConocoPhillips, BBVA USA (now a part of PNC)and Dollar General are each supporting the growth of INROADS College Links — a program developed to expose high school youth to STEM, career and leadership skills.

HIGHMARK HEALTH PARTNERS WITH INROADS TO ADVANCE COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND HEALTH EQUITY

With INROADS, Highmark Health will broaden its recruitment network via HBCUs and HSIs ATLANTA, GA and PITTSBURGH, PA (SEPTEMBER 14, 2021) — Highmark Health, a national, blended health organization based in Pittsburgh, Pa., is advancing its commitment to equity and diversity by partnering with INROADS, Inc. — a leading talent solutions organization. “Highmark Health’s commitment to advancing diversity within our … Read More

HELENA HAYNES-CARTER, OF UNITEDHEALTH GROUP, JOINS THE INROADS NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INROADS welcomes new board member Helena Haynes-Carter to its National Board of Directors. Haynes-Carter serves as the Senior Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UnitedHealth Group. INROADS has enjoyed a long and impactful relationship with UnitedHealth Group. As a leading employer of INROADS’ interns, UnitedHealth Group stepped up in a major way when COVID-19 disrupted the internships of several students. In 2020, the first year of the pandemic, they provided 95 internships and, in 2021, 130 internship opportunities. This represents a 37% increase in intern talent placement with INROADS from the previous year. UnitedHealth Group authorized the increase to ensure that INROADS’ students didn’t have their career development interrupted.

APPLE- AND SOUTHERN COMPANY–BACKED PROPEL CENTER COLLABORATES WITH INROADS TO LAUNCH ONE-OF-A-KIND INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

In preparation for the launch for the Apple- and Southern Company–backed Propel Center, INROADS has been selected to lead a cohort of emerging leaders through a leadership intensive, using a pilot version of the Propel curriculum. The intensive is called EPIC (Experience Propel Internship Cohort) and provides a vaunted leadership development experience exclusively for HBCU talent.

APPLE, BABSON BLACK AFFINITY NETWORK AND INROADS PREPARE HUNDREDS OF UNDERREPRESENTED TALENT FOR PROFESSIONAL IMPACT

There has recently been a lot of news about the need to create opportunities for underrepresented talent. Corporate commitments to advance equity have poured in, while other organizations have launched signature initiatives to promote more opportunities for talent of color and HBCU graduates. INROADS assembled hundreds of its interns for virtual National Training Day aimed at making a direct connection to emerging talent. INROADS is the world’s leading solution for talent equity. The talent they touched are now poised to have impactful careers at some of the world’s most influential companies.

YVETTE SMITH BECOMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN EVER TO LEAD INROADS’ NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INROADS reaches a historic milestone within its organization with the election of Yvette Smith as its new board chair, the first Black woman to serve at the highest levels at INROADS. For more than 50 years INROADS has served as a global leader in providing career equity solutions. Yvette, an INROADS alumna, was first introduced to INROADS 37 years ago. She was 16 years old, and her exposure to the organization helped shape what she believed was possible for her career and leadership. Today, Smith is Senior Vice President of Customer Success and Business Transformation at F5 Networks, a company that specializes in application delivery networking, security and performance, multi-cloud management, network security and online fraud prevention.

CAREERMINDS PARTNERS WITH INROADS TO ADVANCE EMPLOYMENT FAIRNESS IN OUTPLACEMENT AND CAREER TRANSITION SERVICES

INROADS, Inc. partners with Careerminds, a global contemporary outplacement provider, to ensure INROADS alums and interns are well positioned to take advantage of this evolving economy. At its height, joblessness claims in America topped 30 million. The pandemic, and factors that include global trade disputes, have left millions of Americans reeling as they search for employment. Communities of color have disproportionately been impacted.