Companies are struggling to attract, support and retain diverse talent in the ever-changing workforce.
The number of Black bankers has declined for the eighth consecutive year at Citi, and for the sixth straight year at JPMorgan, Kori Hale reported for Forbes
Anyone who can innovate to solve for this wins.
Enter Landit, which recently closed $13 million in a Series A funding round led by WeWork and backed by investors including NEA, Valo Ventures, Workday Ventures, Gingerbread Capital and current venture and seed funders.
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Landit is a career pathing platform that helps women and diverse groups to succeed in the workplace. Members get a tailored playbook that provides tools, resources, know-how, and human connections to advance and navigate their career. Features include building a personal brand, executive coaching, creating a personal board of advisors, curated skill development and mapping to career opportunities.
“The future of work is focusing on unlocking the potential of each individual by investing in their personal success,” said Lisa Skeete Tatum,
Skeete Tatum started Landit after leaving a successful career in venture capital and struggling to find a new direction, FastCompany reported. With the new funding, she plans to scale Landit, which has a presence in at least 20 countries.
Skeete Tatum, who is one of the few women of color to raise over $1 million in outside capital, says more VCs should fund companies from diverse founders. “It’s an ROI win,” she says. “Very often we are bringing game-changing ideas; we just need to be in a position to access those funds.”
WeWork’s global head of strategic Consulting, Veresh Sita is joining
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