Management Leadership for Tomorrow
Founded in 2001, Management Leadership for Tomorrow ("MLT", www.ml4t.org) is a national non-profit that has made ground-breaking progress developing the next generation of African-American, Hispanic and Native American leaders in major corporations, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.
MLT brings vision, innovation and energy to solve a growing problem in the workplace. Despite comprising nearly 30% of the US population, underrepresented minorities comprise only 3% of senior leaders at corporations, non-profits and entrepreneurial ventures. As minorities fall out of the leadership pipeline, they often fail to reach their full potential due to skill gaps, lack of a clear roadmap and limited access to career opportunities leading to senior management. They will, in turn, not have a voice in solving the most complex problems within organizations. Also, they will likely not participate in decision-making processes that address economic ills in communities where their corporations derive revenues or offer services.
MLT is the nation's #1 source of minority talent for the top business schools (nearly 40% of the minority MBA students at HBS, Wharton and Kellogg are MLT alumni) and for many of the nation's leading corporations including Google, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, McKinsey, Citi and Target. Leading philanthropies such as New Profit and the Starr Foundation are also long-term strategic partners. MLT has been featured on the cover of Fortune and in CNN's "Black in America 2: Tomorrow's Leaders."
MLT is passionate about helping individuals achieve their full potential. It does so by equipping underrepresented minorities with the hard and soft skills, career roadmap, coaching, mentoring, and door-opening relationships required becoming the high-impact business and community leaders of tomorrow. MLT creates value through four structured programs:
1) The Career Preparation Program (CP) is for college juniors and seniors preparing to get on the career fast-track.
2) The MBA Preparation Program (MBA Prep) is for young professionals seeking to gain admission to a top MBA program.
3) The MBA Professional Development Program is first- and second-year MBA students preparing to make a successful post-MBA career transition.
4) The Career Advancement Program (CAP) is for senior leaders seeking to reach the C-level. In partnership with the Yale University School of Management, CAP is creating a talent development training system to help mid-level leaders develop their analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
These programs have successfully graduated over 2,000 alumni to date.