Leading the Change

As CEO and co-founder of Jopwell, the leading career advancement platform for professionals of color, Porter Braswell advises America’s top companies on how to achieve a more representative workplace.
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Porter Braswell’s numerous awards include being recognized by LinkedIn’s Top Voices of 2018, Vanity Fair’s Future Innovators Index, Adweek’s Young Influencers, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People In Business, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30, and Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40.

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Defining the Diversity Journey with Porter Braswell

Jopwell co-founder Porter Braswell talks to LinkedIn about how companies can successfully achieve a diverse workforce.

Program Topics

  • The Path to Jopwell: A Founder’s Story

    Porter Braswell founded Jopwell, a career advancement platform that assists companies with their diversity recruitment, marketing, and retention efforts. Since Jopwell’s founding, Porter has raised $15mm in institutional money, scaled a team, and built a national brand.  When less than 1% of venture capital money goes to Black founders and when there isn’t a large network of founders of color, Braswell beat the odds to successfully launch his own startup. In this talk, Braswell discusses how he navigated impostor syndrome, naysayers, and barriers to the technology world while taking his idea from an “aha moment” to a successful national brand, and explains how personal experience can be an asset in building a scalable, impact-driven business. This conversation will inspire all audiences to realize that they have the tools necessary to thrive in any context despite the odds

  • Leading the Change: A Proactive Approach to Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

    Speaking to professionals of color and champions of diversity, Porter Braswell discusses some of the common challenges faced by companies trying to diversify. Both informative and action-oriented, Braswell’s presentation brims with tips for steps that both employers and employees can take to make their workplace more representative and inclusive.

  • The Business Case for Diversity

    Building a workplace that values diverse perspectives and identities goes well beyond the immediate benefit of enhancing employee wellbeing; it can significantly contribute to your company’s bottom line. In this powerful talk aimed at corporations committed to recruiting and nurturing a diverse workforce, Braswell explores best practices for making talent feel welcome, included, and supported in the workplace.

  • Leveraging Your Diversity at Work

    With a specific focus on empowering professionals of color and helping them advance in their careers, Braswell speaks to how individuals can leverage their diversity as an asset in corporate America. Drawing on the lessons in his book, Braswell breaks down empowering ideas like taking on an athlete’s mindset, building a powerful personal brand, and how to be your most authentic self in a professional setting.

Let Them See You

Let Them See You

The guide to getting hired, being promoted, and thriving professionally for the 40 million people of color in the workplace—from the CEO and co-founder of Jopwell, the leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

Let Them See You is a collection of Braswell’s straight-talking advice and mentorship for diverse careerists, from college students to mid-level professionals. It’s also an invitation for diversity champions to listen in on the guidance and perspective Braswell provides, particularly for young diverse workers—the population that will make up the majority of the US workforce by 2030. In Let Them See You, Braswell briefly chronicles how the majority-culture workplace evolved and why it’s a business imperative to have a more diverse workforce, and then explains how you can:

– Overcome not-so-invisible obstacles
– Create perceived value
– Get recognition
– Be true to yourself at work
– Build a personal brand
– Harness fear of failure
– Embrace uncomfortable conversations, and
– Drive diversity and inclusion, whether you’re entry-level or in management

Braswell delivers all the context, tactics, and language you need to let them see you.

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook 

224 pages; Published January 15, 2019

Let Them See You

“Porter Braswell gives a unique, insightful perspective on why diversity and inclusion is not just a moment but a movement. Understanding, discussing, and furthering this movement is imperative for all of us—regardless of our backgrounds—and doing so will continue to change the world for the better. So, yes, bring your whole self to every aspect of your life, including work, and let them see you.”

—R. Matt Davis, former president of North America and senior vice president of corporate affairs, Dow Chemical Company

Let Them See You is a must-read book for emerging and seasoned professionals who seek to bring their whole selves to work within a complex cultural landscape. Braswell’s hands-on guide brings the movement mantra ‘nothing about us, without us’ to life with practical advice, solution-driven wisdom, and a call to action to create a workforce that uplifts the strength and power of the multitudes instead of a select few.”

—Jamia Wilson, executive director and publisher, Feminist Press

“Malcolm Forbes once said that diversity is ‘the art of thinking independently together.’ This approach will become the norm in business as America continues to evolve into a country that does not have a single racial or ethnic majority. Let Them See You properly acknowledges that diversity is an invaluable asset.”

—Jay Williams, ESPN analyst and former NBA player
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