JobTrain’s Economic Opportunity Awards 2018

Nominations are now closed.

The 2018 Economic Opportunity Awards will take place on Thursday, March 1st, 2018.
Doors will open at 5:00 PM, and the program will run from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.
You may purchase tickets by clicking HERE.
 

The Economic Opportunity Awards will highlight companies in the San Francisco Bay Area who have taken action to bridge the opportunity divide through local employment, diversity, and opportunity.  Awards will be given to companies whose hiring practices and programs encourage the success of people who have high job skills but have barriers to employment. These barriers may include:  lack of college/university degree, formerly incarcerated, veterans, and workers who have been laid off and have been retrained.

If you have questions, please contact us at awards@jobtrainworks.org

JobTrain’s Second Annual Economic Opportunity Awards program will highlight companies in the San Francisco Bay Area who have taken action to bridge the economic opportunity divide.  Awards will be given to companies whose hiring practices and programs encourage the success of people who are talented and skilled but who may not have the benefit of extensive education or have barriers to employment.  This year’s program will build upon the success of the inaugural program, held in February 2017, which was attended by close to 200 people.

Companies in the 5 Bay Area Counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara are eligible for these awards.  Eighteen nominee finalist companies will be chosen, and six awards will be presented to emerging, mid-size and large companies.  In each category, there will be a technology and non-technology company winner.  The Economic Opportunity Awards will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at LinkedIn in Mountain View from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Winners will be announced and honored at the event.

LinkedIn, a Founding Sponsor, has repeated its support for the 2018 Economic Opportunity Awards and we are pleased to announce that KPMG is the Premier Sponsor this year.

The following sponsorship opportunities are still available:

Economic Opportunity Leader – $10,000
VIP Sponsorship

  In recognition of this $10,000 sponsorship:

  • The company will have its name featured in the event program and on-screen at the event.
  • Name featured in posts on JobTrain’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We have over 2,300 followers on Facebook.
  • Name and logo featured on JobTrain’s website (over 2,000 distinct hits per month), with a link to information about the event. Name and logo will also be featured in our newsletter.  Our 4,000 plus readership includes all of our supporters and donors, which include some of the largest corporate groups and philanthropists in the Bay Area.
  • Name featured in any publicity for the event.
  • VIP table for 10.

Community Builder – $5,000

 In recognition of this $5,000 sponsorship:

  • The company will have its name featured in the event program.
  • Name featured in posts on JobTrain’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We have over 2,300 followers on Facebook.
  • Name featured on JobTrain’s website (over 2,000 distinct hits per month), with a link to information about the event. Name will also be featured in our newsletter.  Our 4,000 plus readership includes all of our supporters and donors, which include some of the largest corporate groups and philanthropists in the Bay Area.
  • Table for 10.

 

For Sponsorship Opportunities and ticket purchases click HERE.

For more information please contact us at awards@jobtrainworks.org or (650) 330-6469.

All employers in the 5 counties listed above are eligible for the awards.  Employers may be nominated by an individual or employers may nominate themselves in the categories explained above.  An independent nominations panel will nominate 18 finalists and an independent selection panel will determine the 6 winners.  We are grateful to companies who sponsor this event.  All awards are made independently and a sponsorship has no bearing on the final awards.

Eighteen (18) nominee finalist companies will be chosen, and six awards will be given to large (2,500+ employees), mid-size (less than 2,500 employees), and emerging (less than 250 employees) companies. In each category, there will be a technology and non-technology company winner.

  • Economic Job Leader of the Year – Large Company Tech
  • Economic Job Leader of the Year – Large Company Non-Tech
  • Economic Job Leader of the Year – Mid-Size Company Tech
  • Economic Job Leader of the Year – Mid-Size Company Non-Tech
  • Economic Job Leader of the Year – Emerging Company Tech
  • Economic Job Leader of the Year – Emerging Company Non-Tech

Nominations are encouraged and facilitated through a nominations panel and will be chosen by an independent selection group. Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by others.

*Rules: All employers in the 5 counties listed above are eligible for the awards.  Employers may be nominated by an individual or employers may nominate themselves in the categories explained above.  An independent nominations panel will nominate 18 finalists and an independent selection panel will determine the 6 winners.  We are grateful to companies who sponsor this event.  All awards are made independently and a sponsorship has no bearing on the final awards.

If you have questions, please contact us at awards@jobtrainworks.org

Our nominations and selection process was developed to provide the widest possible lens as we determine which companies will be highlighted as examples of excellence in providing economic opportunities in the Bay Area. JobTrain is honored to have such a distinguished and thoughtful group of panelists.

Our nominations and selection panels are separate, in an effort to ensure that our process is as independent as possible and that both nominees and finalists are chosen on the merits of the opportunities they offer to expand economic opportunity in the Bay Area.

Nominations Panel
Our distinguished nominations panel represent an amazing breadth of experience and understanding of both the local business environment and the talent and potential of when those with barriers to employment find opportunity. The panel will be reviewing the nominations to choose the 18 finalists.

Teri Eyre Retired Executive, Hewlett-Packard Company Teri Eyre is a Human Resources Executive with more than 25 years experience leading global HR organizations.  Teri served on the HP Executive HR Council for more than a decade, helping define and shape HP’s people strategies and practices during a period of significant growth  and transformation.  Teri also serves on the Executive Compensation Committee for El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA and is an executive mentor with the Santa Clara University Global Social Benefit Institute.  She has been an active JobTrain supporter, volunteer, and Board Member since 2011.
  Dr. Jamillah Moore President, Cañada College Dr. Moore currently serves as the President of Cañada College, an award-winning institution located in the heart of the Silicon Valley.  Prior to her position at Cañada College, she was Vice-Chancellor for Educational Services and Planning of the San Mateo County Community College District, Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD), President of Los Angeles City College, Senior Vice Chancellor for Governmental and External Relations for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and Interim Superintendent/President of Compton Community College
  Richard Hanley Richard Hanley is the KPMG LLP Advisory Industry Leader for Technology, Media and Telecom.  Advisory services includes Management Consulting, Risk Consulting plus Deal Advisory & Strategy. Richard is also KPMG’s lead partner serving certain leading Technology companies. Richard has been with KPMG for over 25 years and has been based in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York and London offices.
  Russell Pyne Managing Partner, Atrium Capital Russell B. Pyne is the Managing Partner of Atrium Capital, an early-stage venture firm that manages strategic corporate venture programs on an outsourced basis. Prior to founding Atrium, Mr. Pyne was a General Partner of the Sprout Group and a corporate attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell.  Mr. Pyne is a Strategic Advisory Committee member of JobTrain and an Advisory Council member of the Hamilton Fish Library in New York. He was previously a member of the Executive Committee of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors.
 sayuri-sharper Sayuri Sharper Retired High-Tech Executive and Business Litigator Sayuri Sharper is passionate about promoting a better world and lending her expertise to nurture social entrepreneurs to provide scalable solutions to global problems. She is currently a Senior Partner at Acumen, a global non-profit that invests in social enterprises to tackle poverty, and a Partner at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, a vibrant giving network based in Silicon Valley. Prior to her retirement, Sayuri was Of Counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, a global litigation firm where she practiced complex, high-stakes intellectual property law. Before practicing law, Sayuri was the founder and CEO of Telesend Inc., a telecom equipment company that was subsequently acquired by Cisco Systems.
  Kevin Zwick has served as Chief Executive Officer of Housing Trust since October 2008 and leads the overall direction, strategy, and impact of the organization. During Kevin’s tenure Housing Trust has invested over $130 million into affordable housing in the greater Bay Area and became the first nonprofit CDFI in the U.S. to receive an S&P rating (AA-). He has also helped lead key local and state affordable housing policy efforts, such as the passage of Measure A, which provided $950 Million for affordable and supportive housing in Santa Clara County, AB532, and adopting Housing Impact Fees in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Cupertino. Kevin helped found and now serves as Treasurer of SV@Home, the first membership-based affordable housing advocacy organization in Santa Clara County. He is currently a board member of Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), the Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley, and a member of the leadership council of Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits.
  Tim Clark is a partner in Silicon Valley-based market research and consulting firm The FactPoint Group, which conducts proprietary research and creates strategic content for clients. He is a member of the Barriers to Employment task force of Rise Together, an anti-poverty policy initiative focused on nine Bay Area counties. He also serves as executive director of the Myanmar Foundation for Analytic Education, which supports educational institutions in Myanmar. Earlier he was a journalist for 24 years, including an award-winning stint as editor of San Francisco Business Times and work on the first online-only news publication, CNET’s News.com.

Our nominations and selection process was developed to provide the widest possible lens as we determine which companies will be highlighted as examples of excellence in providing economic opportunities in the Bay Area. JobTrain is honored to have such a distinguished and thoughtful group of panelists.

Our nominations and selection panels are separate, in an effort to ensure that our process is as independent as possible and that both nominees and finalists are chosen on the merits of the opportunities they offer to expand economic opportunity in the Bay Area.

Selections Panel
Our selections panel includes luminaries from some of the Bay Area’s most important institutions and all have shown a particular interest in the importance of addressing economic opportunity in the Bay Area. The panel will review our 18 finalists, and choose the 6 winners who will be announced at the Awards event in February.

 

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy  Founder & Chairwoman, theBoardlist   Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading technology executive, board member and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experiences at large companies and startups including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Polyvore and Joyus.    She is currently Founder & Chairwoman of theBoardlist, a leading talent marketplace where business leaders come together to nominate and discover great female candidates for boards, starting with the technology industry.  Since launching the platform in 2016, over 1300 business leaders and 2000+ senior women have joined theBoardlist, while over 400 companies have used the platform for board searches, and 100+ board seats have been successfully filled with theBoardlist’s influence. For its pioneering work in board talent and diversity, theBoardlist has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, Fortune, WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg, Wired, Reuters Fast Company and Vanity Fair, Sukhinder current also serves on the boards of Ericsson, TripAdvisor, Urban Outfitters, and Jobtrain.  She is married with three children and a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business Administration, at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
  Meg Garlinghouse Head of Social Impact, LinkedIn Meg Garlinghouse leads the Social Impact programs at LinkedIn.  In this role, she is responsible for programs that leverage the LinkedIn platform to create positive social impact for the world.  Garlinghouse has nearly twenty years of experience working in the technology and philanthropy sector. She spent almost 10 years building and leading Yahoo!’s global community relations function.She also has a background in international development, working in the private sector development department of the World Bank and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa.  She currently serves on the Boards of VolunteerMatch and KQED.
  Paul Chamberlain President, PEC Ventures works as an Advisor, Board Member and Investor in technology companies. He operates his own strategic and financial advisory firm, PEC Ventures, and serves on the boards of ServiceNow, Veeva and TriNet. Paul also teaches undergraduate classes at Princeton and Stanford on entrepreneurial finance and management.  Prior to PEC Ventures, Paul was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Technology Banking at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for over 25 years. He currently serves as the Chair of JobTrain’s Strategic Advisory Committee.
  Kris Stadelman Executive Director, NOVA Workforce Investment Board Silicon Valley Ms. Stadelman has been a leader in Workforce Development for three decades in four states.  She is currently the Executive Director of the NOVA Workforce Investment Board in the Silicon Valley, California; previous CEO of the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Washington; has held leadership positions in statewide programs in Colorado for the Governor’s Office as well as the State AFL-CIO; and directed employment and training programs for Community Action in Appalachian Ohio.
  Megan Joseph, Executive Director of Rise Together, has spent over 15 years working with communities to shift systems and policies that are no longer working through leadership development, advocacy, and multi-sector collaboration. Megan was previously the Director of Community Organizing for the United Way of Santa Cruz County and Policy Coordinator for the Center for Human Development in Contra Costa County. Megan won the 2015 National Community Indicators Consortium Emerging Leader award for her work using community indicators as a catalyst for change to reduce youth violence. Megan also founded Leadership for Community Transformation Santa Cruz County and Leadership for Equity & Opportunity Bay Area with Dr. Monica Sharma, which has trained over 375 leaders to create equitable and sustainable results in communities.  Megan earned an MA in Consciousness Studies from JFK University and an MA in Criminology, Law and Society from UC Irvine.