• Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is dedicated to diversifying the workforce by providing pathways to leadership for underrepresented communities. Our mission is to empower diverse talent to excel as professionals through opportunity and a supportive community.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EMERGING LEADERS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE: EMERGINGLEADERSPDX.ORG


EMERGING LEADERS INTERNSHIP

The Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) program matches college students and recent graduates of color with paid internships at top companies throughout the city. Since ELI’s start in 2016, over 201 interns have participated in the program with many successfully transitioning into full-time roles.


EMERGING LEADERS MENTORING

Emerging Leaders Mentoring (ELM) empowers people of color, women, and other underrepresented groups who seek jobs in the technology and healthcare sectors by matching them with established Portland-area professionals. This initiative is funded by a grant from Worksystems and serves diverse job seekers participating in WorkSource training and employment programs.



CORE VALUES

Emerging Leaders embodies the idea that people are smarter, more resilient, more productive, and more empathetic when we diversify.

  • Diversity
  • Inclusivity & Belonging
  • Leadership
  • Leveling the Playing Field
  • Community
  • Hard Work

We’re cultivating leadership that’s talented, driven, and diverse across Portland. Our city’s economic and cultural future depends on it.

Join us at emergingleaderspdx.org