COVID-19 has surfaced many questions about how to prepare our workforce and economy to respond to crisis and disruption. Upwardly Global believes that the wisdom, innovation and know-how of our diverse society–including the resilience of immigrants and refugees–must be tapped to build answers that will serve all.
With support from Accenture, WES’s Mariam Assefa Fund, and O.C. Tanner, we are working with employers to identify ways to champion inclusion in our workforce – now, as COVID reshapes the way we work in the short term, and also as we pivot towards a longer-term conversation about an inclusive recovery.
We’re eager to share what we’re learning–and to work with business leaders to implement promising practices.
For more information or to join this work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about our initial insights
We lay out the business case for the inclusion of immigrant and refugee professionals into the workforce, unpack current diversity tracking metrics, explore best practices in diversity and inclusion broadly, take stock of learning from inclusion efforts of other underrepresented groups, and make the case that specific efforts need to be taken for immigrant and refugee professionals.
Follow the journey of an immigrant professional to understand their unique challenges and experience the ups & downs of their job search process and career progression
Discover the challenges corporations face in the inclusion of immigrant and refugee professionals and what companies are asking for to better include this resilient talent pool.
Learn about COVID-19’s impact on the immigrant and refugee professionals in UpGlo’s program.
Read what we are hearing from corporations about the challenges and opportunities arising from COVID-19.
Discover the top insights that arose from the New York Design Thinking Workshop conducted on April 7, 2020. The areas of focus include: Creating an Inclusive Culture, Navigating Workforce Uncertainty Through an Inclusive Lens, and Inclusive Upskilling Opportunities
Discover the top insights that arose from the San Francisco Design Thinking Workshop conducted on April 24, 2020. The areas of focus include: Creating an Inclusive Culture, Navigating Workforce Uncertainty Through an Inclusive Lens, and Inclusive Upskilling Opportunities
We thank the following companies for sharing their feedback and perspectives in building this body of work: