Episode 11

Redesigning Our Talent Systems for the Future with Yulkendy Valdez

About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Yulkendy Valdez, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Forefront. Yulkendy, recently named a Latino 30 Under 30 honoree, is a social impact change-maker with a diverse set of both corporate and nonprofit experience. Tune in to learn about Yulkendy’s thoughts on initiating social impact strategy, understanding Gen Z-er’s and Millenials in the workplace, returning to work in a way that feels psychologically safe and more!
About the guest
Yulkendy is a social entrepreneur, storyteller, and public speaker. As the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Forefront, she helps businesses and their leaders enable their culture competency and inclusive leadership skills to meet the demands of the emergent workforce. Yulkendy brings a diverse set of both corporate and nonprofit experience to the table. She’s worked with Bank of America, EY, Puma, and Innosight Consulting as well as the International Institute of St. Louis and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Centers. While working in social impact, Yulkendy’s work focused on community based projects ranging from financial equity for low-income immigrants to affordable health care. Yulkendy has received numerous fellowships including the Resolution Project, Young People For, Opportunity Nation Leaders Program, Future Founders Fellowship, Net Impact Racial Equity Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy Leadership Conference, StartingBloc, and PPIA Indiana University. She is a proud alumni of Babson College, #1 school for entrepreneurship. More recently, she was named one of the Latino 30 Under 30 honorees by El Mundo Boston and a top millennial in Boston by Get Konnected. With roots in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Yulkendy has traveled to over 30+ countries for both work and for fun.

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