New Profit Announces Promotion of Dr. Angela Jackson to Managing Partner
February 5, 2021 - New Profit celebrates the leadership, entrepreneurship, and inspiration of Dr. Angela Jackson an amazing leader who has been a driver of innovation in our community.
As Managing Partner, Angela leads New Profit’s Future of Work-oriented investments in entrepreneurs and companies developing innovative technical solutions to upskill workers experiencing low wages and entry-level work at scale. Most recently, she launched the $6 million Future of Work Grand Challenge to surface and invest in technologies with the goal of rapidly reskilling 25,000 displaced workers into living-wage jobs. The Grand Challenge brings together a coalition of mission-driven organizations including XPRIZE, MIT Solve, and JFF with support from lead funders Walmart.org and Strada Education Network.
In addition, Angela is currently raising $20 million as part of New Profit’s Proximate Capital Fund to support Future of Work employment technology ventures and to provide follow-on funding to a select group of products surfaced as part of the Future of Work Grand Challenge.
Angela has creatively and collaboratively brought a variety of different actors together to achieve a broad, compelling, vision for change. Nowhere has her stamp been more critical or more evident than in her approach to the Future of Work Grand Challenge, which centers frontline workers and Workforce Advisory Boards themselves in the design.
Angela is a nationally recognized expert on the Future of Work. Her ideas and writing have been featured recently in Quartz, Stanford Social Innovation Review, CNN, Blavity, and Harvard Business Review. She has been a featured speaker at several workforce development and innovation conferences including ASU GSV, Social Innovation Summit, Techonomy, SOCAP, Concordia Summit, among others.
We continue to be inspired by Angela’s commitment to creating a future of work that works for everyone. Learn more about Angela, read her writing on the intersection of race and the future of work, and follow her on Twitter.