Debbie Wasden

Debbie Wasden

Director, Employer Initiatives

Markle Foundation

Debbie Wasden is a director with the Markle Foundation, focused on the implementation of the Rework America Alliance. This Alliance of 30+ national partners including the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, McKinsey, National Urban League, Goodwill, Workday, IBM, edX, Walmart, Google, Microsoft, NAACP, National Partnership for Women and Families, Per Scholas and many others are committed to opening opportunities for millions of unemployed and low wage workers to move into good jobs, particularly people of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the current economic crisis.In her role, Debbie leads the Alliance’s national partnership efforts, along with the job insights and employer workstreams. This work contributes to the development of tools and resources to improve the support provided to workers, particularly those without a bachelor’s degree, attain a good job that pays a livable wage and will unlock access to greater opportunities. A central focus of the work has been the need for cross-cutting digital skills that allow workers to access and progress in good quality jobs. The Alliance is also working with employers to drive the adoption of more equitable hiring practices to open opportunities for more workers and has released tools and resources to support employers sourcing and hiring talent based on their skills. The goal of the work is to ensure workers returning to jobs have greater opportunities.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

11:00 am
11:40 am

The “New” Competitive Edge: Skilling / Learning @ Work

Seaport Ballroom F, Level 2

Moving Up