Empowering A New Generation of Diverse Leaders
Our rising leaders are propelling change.
MLT equips and emboldens high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities – African American, Latino/a and Native American – to realize their full potential, to make a mark and make a difference.
Launched in 2002, MLT is a nonprofit organization that is transforming the career and life trajectories of a new generation of diverse leaders – while expanding the talent pipelines at more than 100 leading businesses, social-sector organizations, and universities. MLT has convened a uniquely powerful and vibrant community of Rising Leaders – 6,000 and growing – who are propelling change throughout our institutions, communities and nation.
MLT's Rising Leaders
Our country cannot flourish when talent remains on the sidelines.
Nothing is more fundamental to the American dream than our right to go as far as talent and hard work will take us. Yet for people of color, the promise of realizing one’s full potential too often goes unfulfilled.
We envision a world where inequality is no more – where people of color realize their full potential and diverse leadership is no longer “underrepresented.“
We are building a network of champions, unlike any other.
We envision MLT’s Rising Leaders triggering a multiplier effect of influence and impact to benefit their organizations and communities. Their success will help bridge stubborn gaps in income and achievement. Their success will point the way for other underrepresented men and women to reach for the top with the understanding and conviction of what it takes to get there.
We provide a professional playbook—which includes the Xs and Os of success in school and at every career stage — so our Rising Leaders can understand the bar against which they are measured and how to exceed it, time and again.
We provide outstanding one-on-one professional coaching—including feedback, accountability, positive reinforcement and tough love—so our Fellows can benefit from well-informed good advice and fend off well-intentioned bad advice.
MLT has convened a community unlike any other – a robust and growing network of 5,000+ peers and established professionals, on up to senior leaders. Because we know our Rising Leaders and our partners well, we are able to help each get more out of these unique and powerful connections.
“We can't leave achieving the American Dream to chance – for our people, our organizations, our communities, and our nation’s future as a global innovation leader.“
- MLT Founder & CEO John Rice