Creating a Diverse Workforce
If anyone understands what it takes to pull yourself up from poverty and reach the highest levels of corporate America, it’s Forest T. Harper.
The president and CEO of INROADS, who spent 28 years at Pfizer
(including his last role as vice president of capability development and
stakeholder relations), started life as the son of migrant workers in Fort
“My parents worked in the fields, harvesting vegetables and fruits … we
lived in the projects, and from the top of the roof, I had two views, the drive-in theater and Cape Canaveral,” recalls Harper, who now heads the nonprofit
that helps low-income students find and succeed in corporate internships.
Most of those students are Black, Latino and American Indian.
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