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.
Men and women of color are stereotyped at work at 2x the rate of white men and women
Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability
69% of underrepresented minorities said that career advancement opportunities would make them more likely to stay at their company invested in their professional development
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.
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
1:1 Coaching Session
Career Development, Pt. II
Building Your Personal Board of Directors
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.
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.
Learn By Doing
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.
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.
Diversity & Inclusion
NextRoll leaders partnered with Strive to support the careers of employees from underrepresented groups, resulting in clear improvements in professional skills and leadership development.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
”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.”
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."
African Ancestry Network
Strive supported Intuit in investing in the careers of participants in the African Ancestry ERG that resulted in an exceptional participant experience.
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”
“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.”
“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.”
I feel equipped to handle hard situations with tools that help me stay authentic while also allowing others to be authentic.
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