Rising Together Summit panelists


Video: Rising Together™ Action Summit hosted by Google and Goodwill®

Tracy Palandjian and Rising Together™ Action Summit

Impact Investments, Workforce & Economic Mobility

Millions of Americans are hitting reset for themselves and their careers. How can we catapult more workers into upwardly mobile, “new collar” roles—ones that involve tech skills, pay livable wages, and offer greater stability? Our CEO and Co-Founder Tracy Palandjian helped answer this question and more alongside Byron Auguste, Founder and CEO, Opportunity@Work; Wendy Cambor, Managing Director, North America HR Strategy, Accenture; Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen; Greg Siegel, Chief Business Officer, Guild Education; and Richmond Vincent, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys at the Rising Together™ Action Summit hosted by Google and Goodwill®.

What we're hoping to do in rethinking the talent journey is remove the risk from the individual. In the Google certificate program we just launched, students enroll for free. If and only if they graduate from the program and land a job that pays more than $45,000, they repay the cost of the program at no interest . . . If at any point in time they fall out of the labor force or have an adverse family situation, they are not obligated to pay.

Tracy Palandjian

CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance

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