Why no-one cares about your degree (or they shouldn’t)
• University isn’t fit for purpose and doesn’t give young people the skills they need to be successful in their careers
• Employers need a new rubric for how to measure potential; university is an outdated yardstick of achievement
• Every company is trying to find a way to increase diversity but the pipeline problem starts at school
• Apprenticeships can solve the skills gap and the talent pipeline problems for companies in professional and and digital industries
Sophie Adelman is the Co-founder and General Manager of WhiteHat, a talent accelerator that helps young people launch their careers at the best companies via apprenticeships. As a tech startup, WhiteHat is transforming apprenticeships and creating a credible alternative to even the best universities by developing high quality education and training that supports the needs of both employers and young people. As General Manager, Sophie is responsible for all internal operations in the business.
Formerly of http://Hired.com , RIT Capital. Connector, lepe Capital, Stanford MBA, feminist, foodie. NORA Finalist 2017.