(Brooklyn, NY) August 1, 2022 – NPower was featured in Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America, discussing the importance of hiring diverse candidates in tech jobs. The Summer 2022 issue also highlights a distinctive list of top national business executives who make a positive impact in corporate America and also demonstrate leadership and influence within their community.
“Now more than ever, it is very important for diverse executives to “lead by example.” Role modeling is one of the most effective tools for developing our future leaders and empowering them within Corporate America,” said Savoy’s CEO & Publisher L.P. Green, II. “The selection for this distinctive honor was very competitive but well deserving in this case.”
Felecia Webb, Chief Development Officer, oversees NPower’s partnership development, government relations, and national and regional fundraising efforts including corporate partnerships, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals and families. Prior to joining NPower in 2019, Webb had a more than 20-year career in corporate social responsibility in the design industry, including working with Ralph Lauren Corporation.
Throughout her career, Webb has contributed her extensive leadership experience to several civic, community, and non-profit boards. At NPower, a national nonprofit that provides a pathway to thriving tech careers for those with non-traditional backgrounds; Webb is driven to connect to companies to a new pipeline of diverse and trained candidates ready to step into entry-level roles in tech.
“Some of the nation’s largest employers are looking to NPower to provide both qualified applicants, as well as diverse candidates with unique skills and experiences that previously would not have been considered,” said Felecia Webb, Chief Development Officer. “The qualities we see over and over in our candidates is an eagerness to learn, upskill, and adapt to new roles. We have a win-win model for the employer and employee.”
NPower also places students in paid internships and apprenticeships with corporate partners, changing life trajectories for individuals from vulnerable communities, but they are also strengthening the overall competitiveness of U.S. businesses hamstrung by today’s limited pool of IT talent. To learn more about NPower, visit www.npower.org.
Special thanks to Savoy magazine a quarterly, national publication covering the power, substance, and style of African American lifestyle. From business to news, sports to entertainment, design to technology, Savoy is a cultural catalyst that highlights timely topics and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Connect with Savoy: Twitter – www.twitter.com/savoynetwork, Facebook – www.facebook.com/savoymagazine, LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/savoy-magazine.