INROADS JOINS DIGITAL HUB FOR INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

INROADS congratulates Apple, Southern Company and Ed Farm on their commitment to promote racial equity and justice through the development of the Propel Center. This physical and virtual campus will provide students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with access to knowledge, skills, tools and resources necessary to excel as innovators and entrepreneurs. INROADS, the career education and readiness partner for Propel Center, will prepare students to be workforce-ready and co-design

OPTUM AND INROADS PARTNER TO RECRUIT MORE STUDENTS OF COLOR AFFECTED BY COVID-19 INTERNSHIP CANCELATIONS

UnitedHealth Group and its companies Optum and UnitedHealthcare open their doors to offer additional internships in 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic caused many companies to cancel their summer internship programs. According to a study done by Glassdoor, there was a 52% drop in internship opportunities between March and April 2020. These cancelations left students across the country without opportunities to develop … Read More

ROXANNE LAGANO OF ZOETIS JOINS NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR INROADS, INC.

Roxanne Lagano, executive vice president, chief human resources officer and global operations, Zoetis, joins INROADS’ National Board of Directors. INROADS is the largest nonprofit committed to the development of careers and leadership for the talented and underrepresented. “Roxanne is joining INROADS’ board of directors at a critical time in the country. As corporate America grapples with calls for equity, we are fortunate to have leaders like Roxanne who understand what it takes to build, transform and advance corporate culture,” says Barron Witherspoon, board chairman, INROADS; and global vice president for industry affairs and corporate race initiative, P&G. 

INROADS CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

On Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, INROADS will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a three-day virtual celebration, recognizing the company’s development of corporate community leaders nationwide. Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, the event will honor the manifestation of INROADS founder Frank C. Carr’s dream

P&G VP BRIAN WILLIAMS APPOINTED TO INROADS NATIONAL BOARD

Brian Williams, recently appointed to the INROADS, Inc. National Board of Directors, is Vice President, P&G Sam’s Club Team Leader in Fayetteville, AR, at Procter & Gamble (P&G). In this role, he leads the complete multifunctional Sam’s Club team from sales to finance to marketing and all aspects of P&G’s business with Sam’s Club. As a former INROADS intern who now has more than 20 years of experience, Williams brings a unique understanding to

INROADS HISPANIC INITIATIVES CLOSE THE GAP FOR LATINX STUDENTS

INROADS, Inc. will host their Virtual INROADS Visiones event on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The virtual event is a nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring prominent Hispanic students and thought leaders of Hispanic/Latino heritage. The virtual event will take place at https://INROADS.brand.live/c/visiones-2020. “For 50 years, INROADS has been in the business of creating talented leadership and developing that leadership for Corporate America,” said Forest T. Harper Jr., president and CEO, INROADS, Inc. “Through Visiones and scholarships, we’re also able to contribute to closing the racial wealth gap in America. The opportunities we provide to diverse and underserved students can only be made possible with the generosity of those who also believe in the importance of corporate diversity and its impact on serving in the workforce and the community,” said Harper.

THE PASSING OF AN ERA – HONORING REP. JOHN LEWIS AND C.T. VIVIAN

My heart is heavy as I witness the passing of an era. The passing of #RepJohnLewis and #CTVivian is marked with particular reflection, because it is their work that paved the way for INROADS’ mission. Their bravery stared injustice in the face. Their commitment allowed them to stay the course for generations – drafting legislation and mentoring other leaders to continue the fight. And, their love tempered us all – reminding us forever more that it is a more powerful weapon than hate. Even in this moment of sadness, I find solace knowing that I am able to peacefully sit in the shade of the large shadow of their legacies. I also find glory that the movement they started in places like the 1963 March on Washington gave vision to our founder, Frank Carr. Their shoulders allow us to continue the Mission of INROADS for years to come, and for this we are truly grateful.