You can’t shape a new generation of leaders from an old business model.
The leadership of American companies has remained largely exclusive for generations. Diversity was never fully attainable, because underrepresented candidates rarely had access to the same career opportunities as equally talented candidates of privilege.
In 2016, our cofounders Su Embree, Ben Sand, and Ryan Buchanan set out to change all that, challenging local business leaders to play an active role in fostering more inclusion in their companies’ hiring practices.
Since then, The Script has made it our mission to remove the barriers for diverse young talent and replace them with opportunities and a supportive community. Our Intern Program matches underrepresented college students and recent grads with paid internships at the top regional companies. To date, we’ve placed over 500 interns, with many transitioning into successful full-time roles.
As The Script has grown, so has the program depth. Our Associate Program provides further mentoring and direct career pipelines for people of color and lower-socioeconomic status. Our upcoming Manager and Executive Programs will open pathways to leadership at the highest levels of the top regional companies.
From the beginning, we’ve believed that companies should reflect the diversity of their communities. A stronger, more resilient, and inclusive local workforce is the result.
The Script is made possible through the intentional support of donors, partners, volunteers and advocates of our work.
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