I was honored to participate in a Department of Education conference called Our Students, Our Leaders: Increasing the Diversity of Education Reform Leaders. I was invited to address the conference to share MLT’s proven model for creating more diverse leaders. We have had tremendous success partnering for more than a decade with private and social sector organizations to broaden their diverse leadership pipelines, and for the last few years we have been helping to develop educational sector leaders as well. I shared how we can take our strong early results in the educational sector and help scale those efforts to have a truly meaningful impact over time.
MLT celebrated its 10-year anniversary on May 29-31 in New York City with over 2,000 of its Alumni, Fellows, Partners, and other supporters. Over the course of three days, MLT hosted a gala celebration, partner symposium, and its first ever national Rising Leader Conference for over 1,000 alumni of its various programs.
The Annie E Casey Foundation commissioned a case study to look at their investment in MLT and MLT's work to develop the next generation of diverse leadership talent for the social sector. The case study examines MLT's model for helping Fellows reach their potential, some specific initiatives that MLT has put in place to help Fellows and Rising Leaders succeed in the social sector and the impact MLT Rising Leaders are driving as rising leaders in the social sector.