• We help leading organizations engage, retain, and advance diverse talent through peer-led and experiential workshops and events.

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  • Introductory message from Co-Founders

    Yulkendy Valdez and Josuel Plasencia

  • 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 (Human 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 about 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.

  • Project 99 Services

    99 Accelerator

    The 99 Accelerator is a 9-month leadership development experience that equips your high-potential millennial talent to tackle racial equity at the workplace.

     

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    Custom Programs

    Leadership development programming to fit your different needs in terms of length, participation size, and focus areas. This includes 90 minute sessions, half-day, overnight retreats, and multi-day sessions.

     

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    30by2030 Summit

    The 30by2030 Summit is a first of its kind event to help advance Black and Latino professionals into senior leadership positions.

     

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    99 Global

    International leadership retreat in the Dominican Republic and Haiti during June 2018.

     

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    99 Dominicana

    Project 99 has operations in the Dominican Republic. If you are a company, non-profit, or organization in need of innovative leadership development programming or corporate social responsibility consulting, we would love to speak with you.

     

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    Hacking Inclusion

    Hacking Inclusion is a hands-on program designed for educational institutions and non-profits focused on developing ideas to solve diversity and inclusion challenges.   

     

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  • 99 Accelerator

     

    Project 99's signature 9-month accelerator for companies. Launching early 2018

    30by2030 Summit

     

    Project 99's official company launch event!

    October 18th at WeWork South Station Boston

  • Some of Our Clients

  • Press

  • Meet The Team

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Co-Founders
    Yulkendy Valdez - YulkendyValdez.com
    Josuel Plasencia - JosuelPlasencia.com
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Project 99 Advisory Board

    Ramon Marmolejos

     

    Co-Founder & Partner

     

    Emzingo Group

    Stephanie Browne

     

    Chief Diversity Officer

     

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Danny Allen

     

    Vice President & Tech Diversity Lead

     

    SAP

    Nurys Camargo

     

    Founder

     

    Chica Project

    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

    Phyllis Yale

     

    Partner

     

    Bain & Company

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