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    Inclusive Leaders + Innovative Ideas = Cultural Change™

     

     

     

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    Project 99 helps leading organizations engage and retain diverse talent through leadership programs tailored to the millennial workforce.

     

    Our programs put young professionals from all backgrounds at the forefront of cultural change at their organizations by enabling them to become inclusive leaders — leaders who infuse the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything they do and hence drive innovation and business results.

     

    The long term vision of Project 99 is to advocate for 30% racially and ethnically diverse senior leadership across the private sector. Right now, the country is 30% Black and Latino, but only 3% of people from these backgrounds are represented in senior leadership positions. Project 99 envisions a workforce where this leadership gap no longer exists - we call this 30by2030.

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    Our Impact

    Project 99 and SAP - Equitable Workplaces Leadership Experience

     

    Hear straight from our 99 Leaders - professionals who have gone through our Project 99 programs

  • The Problem

     

    Young professionals of colors have the lowest retention rates in Corporate America.

     

    3X - Likelihood compared to counterparts that Millennial of Color talent quits their jobs (HR Council)

    $64B - Amount of money companies lost last year due to people leaving their jobs (HBR)

    Our Inspiration

     

    The diverse millennial generation want their voices heard. They see diversity as not one aspect of who we are but many aspects of our identity (Deloitte).

     

    99.9% - All people are nearly identical at the DNA level (Humane Genome Report)

    .01% - Yet, everyone has a part of them that is uniquely their own (Human Genome Report)

     

  • Our Model

    Project 99 is developing inclusive leaders that leverage our collective power yet embrace each individual's uniqueness.​

    Peer-Led

    Instead of top-down. Our programs are led by the people in the room and not outside experts that often don't relate to the experiences of the participants. Participants are learning and encouraging each other.

    Experiential

    Instead of a boring presentation. Our workshops are hands-on and based on challenges, simulations, and exercises that help us explore and navigate what can often be difficult conversations regarding race and our overall identity.

    Identity-Based

    Instead of traditional leadership programming. Throughout every element of our programming, we infuse identity and the self. The road to leadership and success is different for everyone.

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  • Our Services are Innovative Leadership Development Experiences

     

    Program Goals: Objective 1: Create the most innovative and groundbreaking solutions that will lead to cultural change and racial equity at the workplace. Objective 2: Build the inclusive leadership skills needed to manage a diverse workforce.

     

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  • Some of Our Clients

  • 99 Accelerator

     

    Project 99's signature 9-month accelerator

    Register by February 8th!

    30by2030 Summit

     

    Project 99's annual convening

    October 2018

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  • Meet The Team

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Project Co-Founders and Managing Partners
    Yulkendy Valdez - YulkendyValdez.com
    Josuel Plasencia - JosuelPlasencia.com
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Project 99 Advisory Board

    Ramon Marmolejos

     

    Co-Founder & Partner

     

    Emzingo Group

    Bennie Wiley

     

    Principal

     

    Willey Group, Former CEO of the Partnership

    Stephanie Browne

     

    Chief Diversity Officer

     

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Nurys Camargo

     

    Founder

     

    Chica Project

    Danny Allen

     

    Vice President & Tech Diversity Lead

     

    SAP

    Phyllis Yale

     

    Partner

     

    Bain & Company

    Juan Carlos Morales

     

    Managing Partner

     

    Surfside Capital Advisors

    Justin Kang

     

    VP of Strategy & Growth

     

    Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce - City Awake

    Betty Francisco

     

    Founder & President

     

    FitNation Ventures

    Radhames Nova

     

    President & CEO

     

    Junior Achievement of Northern New England

    Cristina Costa

     

    Digital Marketing Manager

     

    Lendbuzz, Former Hubspot and PayPal

    Andy Fitzpatrick

     

    Managing Director, Business Banking

     

    First Republic Bank

    Martin Smith

     

    Founder

     

    Just Means, Starting Bloc

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