Economic Mobility

Designing the Future of Work

A #BlackHer interview with Dr. Angela Jackson, a New Profit Partner leading our Future of Work initiatives.

July 6, 2020

In a recent interview with the digital publication BlackHer, Dr. Angela Jackson, a New Profit Partner, unpacks the racial inequities in our current workforce system and lays out the steps our country must take to create equitable opportunity in our workforce system — one that will define the future of work.

I’ve been thinking hard about how the future of work is funded and how our decisions will determine whether we will have an equitable post-COVID-19 recovery or if we will return to business as usual where we tolerated vast disparities in education and income attainment. We have a chance to do something big right now.

— Dr. Angela Jackson, Partner, New Profit

The interview coincides with the recent launch of New Profit’s Future of Work Grand Challenge, powered by XPRIZE and MIT Solve a cross-sector, equity-focused effort that aims to rapidly reskill 25,000 displaced workers into higher-wage jobs in the next 24 months and equip influential workforce boards with vetted tools to support the wave of displaced workers in six months.

Click here to learn more about the Future of Work Grand Challenge.