21 episodes

Presented by Jobs for the Future (JFF), the Horizons podcast series shares highlights from JFF’s annual Horizons summit. Listen and learn along with host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield, JFF’s vice president for workforce innovation, as we revisit key themes from the conference like building connection, diversity, and innovation in the workforce. Look for new episodes of Horizons every month and don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.

Horizons Jobs For The Future (JFF)

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Presented by Jobs for the Future (JFF), the Horizons podcast series shares highlights from JFF’s annual Horizons summit. Listen and learn along with host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield, JFF’s vice president for workforce innovation, as we revisit key themes from the conference like building connection, diversity, and innovation in the workforce. Look for new episodes of Horizons every month and don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.

    Update on Gen Z's Workplace Values

    Update on Gen Z's Workplace Values

    Generation Z is reimagining a more equitable and empathetic workplace, challenging employers to redefine work for the benefit of all workers. In this episode of the Horizon’s Podcast, host Tameshia Bridges Manfield passes the microphone to Generation Z host, Alex Edgar, a youth civic engagement expert, and special guest DE&I thought leader Zoë Jenkins as they discuss the future of work from a Generation Z perspective. Edgar and Jenkins move the conversation forward from the stage at JFF’s annual Horizons Summit where moderator Megan Leohardt of Barrons is in conversation with two Generation Z superstars: Mayor Jaylen Smith and green entrepreneur Kristy Drutman.

    • 22 min
    Equity Needed For The American Dream

    Equity Needed For The American Dream

    In this episode of the Horizons Podcast, we explore the American dream of climbing the corporate ladder. Abigail Disney of Hollywood’s dream-making family takes the stage at JFF’s Horizons conference, calling out corporate leaders for perpetuating a fairytale of upward mobility for all and challenging them to reshape the US economy for the benefit of all workers. Host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield continues the conversation started by Disney with special guest Ashley Black, Managing Director, Equity Strategies for Delta Airlines. Black shares the industry leader’s blueprint for a more equitable and sustainable future of work for its frontline staffers. Together they explore the routes that Delta is taking to help its workers’ dreams take flight.

    • 24 min
    Hard Data on Equity for U.S. Workers

    Hard Data on Equity for U.S. Workers

    In this episode of the Horizons Podcast, we look at who is getting ahead in the U.S. workforce, who's still lagging behind, and why. As income skyrockets in major cities, small towns and rural areas are seeing far less growth offering residents little chance at upward mobility. Women are back to work after the pandemic, but their climb to the top of the ladder remains languid. And workers without college degrees are still waiting for a workforce that values their skills. Host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield and special guest Jed Kolko, United States Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs move the conversation forward from the stage at this year’s Horizons Summit.

    Guest Speakers from the stage at Horizons include:
    Karin Kimbrough - Chief Economist, LinkedIn Richard Reeves - Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and President of the American Institute for Boys and Men and JFF Board member.

    • 24 min
    Quality Jobs for Gig Workers

    Quality Jobs for Gig Workers

    Investing in human potential sits at the center of the Horizons podcast’s season opener. This is a primary focus of JFF’s North Star, a bold new initiative to get millions of people, facing systemic barriers to advancement, to work in quality jobs in ten years. Host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield and special guest Adrian Haro, of The Workers Lab, move the conversation from the stage to the studio as they dig deeper into some of the themes presented by Jobs for the Future President and CEO Maria Flynn at this year’s Horizons summit with a special lens on a significant population in our workforce – gig workers. 

    Tameshia Bridges Mansfield
    Vice President, Workforce and Regional Economies
    Jobs for the Future

    Adrian Haro
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Workers Lab

    Maria Flynn
    President and CEO
    Jobs for the Future

    • 25 min
    Dual Transformation: Creating a Better Tomorrow for Today’s Workforce.

    Dual Transformation: Creating a Better Tomorrow for Today’s Workforce.

    In this final episode of season 2 of the Horizons podcast, host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield and special guest Maria Flynn, President and CEO of JFF, dissect some of the efforts that are in motion to create a more equitable workforce post-pandemic and how the approach of dual transformation can help address the change that’s needed now and in the future.
    The lessons from the pandemic could not be more clear. Disparities in wealth, education, opportunity, and safety proved devastating for millions of American workers who are now demanding change. So, how do today’s businesses build a better tomorrow?

    Guest Speakers from the stage:

    Panelists:
    ● Rachel Romer, Cofounder and CEO, Guild
    ● Brent Parton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary/Acting Assistant Secretary for
    Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
    ● Tyra Mariani, President Schultz Family Foundation & Member JFF Board of Directors

    Moderator: Hari Sreenivasan, Host Amanpour & Company, PBS & CNN International

    • 35 min
    How to Build a Stronger Workforce: A Cross Sector Perspective

    How to Build a Stronger Workforce: A Cross Sector Perspective

    In this episode of the Horizons podcast, collaboration is key. Experts from the education, business, and non-profit sectors explore effective ways to work together to create pathways to success for all Americans and, by extension, build a more robust workforce. Host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield talks to special guest Anthony Carnevale, Research Professor and Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, to advance the conversation and provide a unique political perspective.
     
    Panelists:
    Emily Allen, Senior Vice President of Programs, AARP FoundationMichael Baston, President, Cuyahoga Community College (Former President, Rockland Community College)Joseph Fuller, Professor, Harvard Business School & Senior Fellow, The Burning Glass Institute 

    Moderator:  Steve Lohr, Reporter, The New York Times 

    • 33 min

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This podcast is a must-listen for anyone working in higher education. Tameshia Bridges Mansfield presents the cutting edge issues that institutions must take to heart as the sector evolves. Fresh, interesting takes on how we better serve students of today and tomorrow.

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