#HIREBLACK has announced the launch of its new MentorMatch program. On Thursday, June 17th, #HIREBLACK will host more than 500 career coaching video sessions for Black women in celebration of Juneteenth and the organization’s first anniversary.
Participants will be matched with executive leaders, hiring managers, and recruiters at top companies for resume reviews or career advice. This historical event will provide 15,000 coaching minutes to Black women in one day.
“Black women face systematic and intersectional obstacles in the workplace,” said Niani Tolbert, #HIRBLACK’s Founder and CEO. “With the job market being more competitive than ever, #HIREBLACK wants to provide support to those who often get overlooked.”
#HIREBLACK is a black-woman led recruiting events/ marketing organization with a goal of getting 10,000 Black women hired, trained and promoted. In less than a year since its inception, the organization has helped their members increase their compensation by a total of $795,000. Their members have also credited it for assistance in receiving offers at Fortune 500 companies ranging from Amazon, Apple, Disney, Deloitte, Microsoft, and more.
At the #HIREBLACK Juneteenth event participants will lead tailored discussions with their career coaches, seeking advice, guidance, and expertise on but not limited to:
- Resume review
- LinkedIn Profile Review
- Business Strategy
This year, #HIREBLACK returns for a larger mentor matching experience. Thirty minute-long matchings are mentee-led (mentees can choose who they’d like to meet with), self-scheduled within their virtual platform.
#HIREBLACK has tapped incredible community partners to build a list of career coaches, such as Chief, private network designed specifically for women leaders — rising VP level through CEO — to strengthen their experience in the C-suite, cross-pollinate power across industries, and effect change from the top-down.
Chief’s community of executive-level women will be #HIREBLACK’s main source of career coaches for the #HIREBLACK Juneteenth MentorMatch. In addition to Chief, #HIREBLACK will also have volunteers from Amazon, Spotify, and other supporting organizations and individuals.