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Ken Frazier

Chairman and CEO of Merck

Ginni Rometty

Executive chairperson of IBM

Charles Phillips

Managing Partner of Recognize, Chairman of the Black Economic Alliance, and former CEO of Infor

Ken Chenault

Chairman and Managing Director of General Catalyst and Former Chairman and CEO of American Express

Kevin Sharer

Former CEO of Amgen and former faculty member at Harvard Business School

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OneTen is cultivating a comprehensive system that focuses on skills-first and enables greater opportunities for earned success.

Companies across industries committed to hiring, upskilling, and promoting Black Americans into family-sustaining careers and creating inclusive cultures.

Skilled individuals who do not yet have a four-year degree, seeking careers with advancement opportunities and greater economic mobility. 

Leading local, regional, and national education and skill-building organizations that identify, upskill, develop, and build the skills of diverse talent.

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Black Talent

OneTen is not just philanthropy. Rather it is a coalition of leaders across industries who are committed to ensuring that Black Americans with the skills and aptitude to earn success also have the opportunity to achieve success.

We’re changing the way we do business so we can cultivate a thriving, equitable society. 

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One million

careers for

Black Americans.

Ten years.

Together, we are

OneTen.

OneTen is a coalition of leading executives who are coming together to upskill, hire and advance one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.

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We connect employers with talent partners and leading non-profits who support development of diverse talent. By creating more equitable and inclusive workforces, we believe we can reach our full potential as a nation of united citizens.

What is OneTen?
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OneTen multiplies the power of existing and successful programs without replacing their efforts.

We’re creating a network of providers, from select local initiatives to employer-run programs, with the flexibility to meet and sustain the needs of a changing workforce.

We connect them with employers who are committed to hiring, upskilling and advancing Black talent.

OneTen manages the relationship between providers and employers to assure quality and long-term growth.

As an employer, we’ll work with you to hire, retain and advance Black talent, and develop inclusive company cultures that contribute to their success.

As a talent provider, you’ll be upskilling individuals for long-term growth and successful careers.

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OneTen will work to build new talent pipelines and enhanced talent practices (e.g., shifting to the skills-first paradigm).

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OneTen will work with employers, education and upskilling partners to design educational and employment pathways that support employees in working towards further educational attainment.

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How is OneTen different from other employment, workforce development programs and diversity initiatives?

How will OneTen hire Black talent into one million jobs?

We’re changing the way we do business so we can cultivate a thriving, equitable society. 

Join a coalition of leading companies taking measurable action that creates immeasurable possibilities for generations to come.

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