How Businesses Can Change Lives Through Hiring
March 29, 2023 | 10 am PT / 1 pm ET
Conscious Capitalists are always looking for fresh, new ways to elevate humanity, change lives and positively impact their communities through business. At-risk youth, and those previously incarcerated, are segments of the population that have potential to thrive in the workplace and society if given the chance and the right tools. The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice recently launched Unlock Potential, an innovative hiring program funded by Walmart, that aims to provide meaningful career opportunities to at-risk youth, teaching them new skills and helping them stay focused on a path for success.
At this Virtual Gathering Dr. Marvin Carr, Director at the Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity, and Maha Jweied, CO-CEO at Responsible Business Initiative for Justice will discuss this groundbreaking initiative: the reasons behind its formation, how it creates opportunities for those in need, the long-standing effects for underserved communities and how success is being measured. This conversation will also offer insight and inspiration for anyone looking to expand their conscious hiring practices, support a diverse workforce and make a far-reaching impact.
Director, Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity
Dr. Marvin Carr is a Director of the Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity and supports the team as a subject matter expert is STEM education, workforce development, public policy and racial/social equity. Before Walmart, he was at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, first as a Program Officer for STEM and Community Engagement, then later as an Evaluation Officer. He has also spent time as a Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Dr. Carr earned his bachelor's degree from Morgan State University, his master's degree from the University of Maryland, and his Ph.D. from Morgan State University.
Co-CEO, Responsible Business Initiative for Justice
Maha Jweied serves as Co-CEO of RBIJ, sharing joint leadership responsibilities with founder and Co-CEO Celia Ouellette. Previously, she served as RBIJ’s Chief Strategy Officer helping to oversee RBIJ’s work with the business community to advance justice reform.
Prior to joining RBIJ, Maha worked with several organizations that partner with the business community to advance access to justice policy and practice in the United States, Europe, and across the globe, including the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Kids in Need of Defense, and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. She also spent nearly a dozen years in the federal Executive Branch and led the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice and served as the Executive Director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. Maha also served as the U.S. Government’s Subject-Matter Expert for UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 indicator identification and development.
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