Why Invest?

In the last few years companies have pushed to diversify their workforces. The next step is increasing equity, inclusion and belonging for all employees. Investing in women and BIPOC emerging leaders will build a bench of diverse leaders, improving representation, inclusion, retention and future diverse hiring ability.

FAIRNESS

2X

Men and women of color are stereotyped at work at 2x the rate of white men and women

PERFORMANCE

33%

Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability

RETENTION

69%

69% of underrepresented minorities said that career advancement opportunities would make them more likely to stay at their company invested in their professional development

Program Overview

Strive’s cohort-based leadership development program combines curated pre-class reading, live classes, and post-class application challenges, all completed on Strive’s social learning platform. The program can be conducted online, in-person, or blended.

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MONTH 1
MONTH 1
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video-conference
1:1

Core Curriculum

MONTH 2
MONTH 2

Career Development

MONTH 3
MONTH 3

Coaching

MONTH 4
MONTH 4

Critical Conversations

MONTH 5
MONTH 5

Strategic Thinking

Personalized Learning

MONTHS 6-12
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MONTHS 6-12

Executive Coaching
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Self-Directed Learning

Module Overview

During each core curriculum module, participants complete pre and post-class work on Strive's learning platform, and meet twice for 90m Zoom-based sessions completing self-discovery and skill-development activities led by the cohort's executive coach.

Career Development, Pt. I

Designing a Path to Where You Want to Go

Pre-Class Reading

Optional

Live
Video Class

90 mins

Application Challenge

< 20 mins
1:1 Coaching Session

1:1 Coaching Session

60 mins

Career Development, Pt. II

Building Your Personal Board of Directors

Pre-Class Reading

Optional

Live
Video Class

90 mins

Application Challenge

< 20 mins
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 14
  • DAY 21
  • DAY 28

Coaching

Strive's Leadership Circles are led by experienced executives who share a similar lived experience as the audience, able to hold space and provide support for conversations and connections that do not happen everyday.

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Strive Program Principles

Leadership development requires behavior change, not just education. Strive motivates learners to intentionally apply lessons in the real world, not simply absorb them in the classroom.

Buy In
360 & Reveal Coaching Session
Community Kick-off
Persistence
Manager and Team Involvement
Ongoing Community Connection
Solving Pressing Problems
Updated 360

Learn By Doing

Case Study

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Building Pathways for UnderrepresentedGroups at NextRoll

Strive and NextRoll piloted a four-month, tech-enabled learning experience centered around self-discovery, skill development, and community engagement for underrepresented groups.

 

As a cohort, participants completed three core modules, taught in live, interactive sessions. During each class participants practiced skills in role play breakouts, practice simulations, directly applying new frameworks to their real world challenges. Additionally, participants completed a 360 assessment that oriented them in their strengths and areas of improvement.

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We wanted to further our journey on supporting underrepresented and marginalized communities at NextRoll. Partnering with Strive allowed us to offer this cohort the tools & frameworks to build their leadership skills, a space to build a supportive community, & the opportunity to develop their professional goals.

Claudia_Villanueva
Claudia Villanueva
Program Manager,
Diversity & Inclusion

RESULTS

NextRoll leaders partnered with Strive to support the careers of employees from underrepresented groups, resulting in clear improvements in professional skills and leadership development.

Engagement

100%

of participants completed the 360 assessment

Enjoyment

4.3/5

“My company invests in my development”

Transformation

+19%

Rating of I have a clear understanding of my professional goals”

TESTIMONIALS

Through class discussion, application challenges, and community building, NextRoll delivered a world class learning experience that fostered a keen sense of inclusion and belonging within the organization.

“Learning those skills made me feel more confident in that it’s not something that I either have or don’t have, it’s something that I can learn along the way. As long as I have a structure to put that in practice, I feel like I can improve myself. It was a way to me to build confidence in knowing that I can do more of what I want to be able to do.”

Tomomi_Emori
Tomomi Emori
Client Insights Analyst,
Client Analytics

“Strive helped me get new perspective and equipped me with new resources and tools that I can go back to and reference. Personally, I think it’s helped me grow as an individual, be more confident in my abilities, and give me the tools and resources to be able to go in for the things that I might not have went for prior.”

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Randi Neal
Digital Marketing Consultant

“The amount of connection, vulnerability, and desire to learn and grow from everyone who participated was really inspirational. They were all hungry to learn and so ready to challenge themselves by applying each of the new skills that we talked about and practiced during the courses. We didn't just talk about the learning and growth we wanted. We took action and did something about it.”

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Brooks Scott
Program Executive Coach
& Facilitator

”The relationships from this program helped me realize being more open and vulnerable about myself isn’t something that I should be afraid of and actually can foster better working relationships, and that letting myself be seen a little more at work is actually a positive rather than negative.”

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Alexander Liu
Senior Marketing Copywriter

Case Study

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Building a Culture of Belonging at Intuit

Strive and Intuit partnered to launch a professional development experience centered around self-discovery, skill development, and community engagement for participants in their African Ancestry ERG.

 

As a cohort, participants completed
three core modules taught in live, interactive sessions. During each session, participants engaged in group discussion, practiced skills in role play breakouts, and designed their own application challenge in a peer support board on our proprietary social learning platform. Participants completed a 360 feedback assessment that allowed them to understand their current strengths and areas of improvement. They engaged in a 1:1 session with an executive coach where they discussed their 360 results and their leadership goals.

“Our experience with Strive was extremely fruitful, our Circle created a safe environment and provided the opportunity to have deep, meaningful, and safe conversations about how to become a better leader. As an organization, Strive has been a model partner. They not only delivered an incredible learning experience for the team, but working with them eliminated and automated any busy work for us."

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Damion Wright
Global Co-Chair,
African Ancestry Network

RESULTS

Strive supported Intuit in investing in the careers of participants in the African Ancestry ERG that resulted in an exceptional participant experience.

Net Promoter Score

91

(-100 to 100)

Engagement

100%

of participants would be “disappointed if they could no longer continue their Strive program”

Enjoyment

5/5 avg.

“How would you rate your experience with Strive?”

Transformation

4.7/5 avg.

“Strive’s curriculum is relevant to my most pressing problems”

TESTIMONIALS

The program, consisting of class discussion, executive coach guidance, and skill feedback, created a space that supported the cohort of fourteen participants in advancing their professional self-discovery and leadership development.

"I am really enjoying the leadership skills summary options. I love feedback . . . with the leadership development plan it gave me great insight to what I need to work on, and what I am doing well”

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Ravyn Williams
Money Movement

“Our instructor really understood where we were coming from which allowed him to help us the best. He was able to give us real life experiences that we were able to understand and even coached us through some of our own problems and experiences. Overall, the Strive program has taught me some key things that will take me very far in being an effective leader if I apply them in my everyday life.”

Caleb_Maranga
Caleb Maranga
Tax Analyst Programmer

“The Strive program provided a platform to connect to peers with different roles and levels of experience, but similar experiences and challenges in the workplace. I like that we were able to discuss personal stories without judgement. These discussions allowed for unbiased input from others and everyone grew from it.”

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Eugene Henderson
Tax Analyst Programmer

I feel equipped to handle hard situations with tools that help me stay authentic while also allowing others to be authentic.

Shaquita_Hill
Shaquita Hill
Team Lead

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