On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, HealthPartners will host a lively event for the Professionals of Color who help make our region thrive (that means you)! This isn't your typical professional networking event, you’ll engage with new people and have the opportunity to connect post-event. We highly encourage you to attend and bring along a guest. Join us as we begin to make new connections across organizations and build towards a more supportive, inclusive community!
Cost: This event is free, but plan to bring a canned or dry food item for the Food Group OR a children's book for Reach Out and Read.
Tell Me More About the Professional of Color Initiative
Recently ranked the best state in the nation for business, Minnesota is an amazing place to live and work. However, we face a glaring retention problem for new hires, particularly those of color. Recent data from the University of Minnesota reveals that out of the 25 largest metro cities in the country our region ranks #14 for retaining professionals of color. In a joint initiative, Make It. MSP. and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce (SPACC) are committed to offering action-oriented solutions for keeping talented professionals of color in this region.
Through events focused on making connections, we will strengthen the network of professionals of color in the Twin Cities. We know that the stronger these communities are, the more likely new hires of color will remain in the region long term.
In addition to events, we are assembling a Regional Strategy Team to improve retention of professionals of color. This team is a coalition of cross-sector partners representing the private, public, philanthropic, and civic arenas.
Want to learn more or get involved?
Contact Matt Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tiffany Orth at Tiffany.Orth@greatermsp.org