Past Event

Writing the Code: Second Chance Hiring

MIT Sloan School of Management 2 Amherst Street E51, Wong Auditorium Cambridge, MA 02142, United States Get Directions
8:00AM - 5:00PM ET

This event brings together professionals, students, academics, policymakers, and the greater business community to support the business case for Second Chance Hiring. Second Chance Hiring is the practice of hiring people with prior criminal convictions and arrest records. We will discuss themes around employment, talent, and policy.

Writing the Code examines topics that interest and impact MIT Sloan’s underrepresented minority students and alumni as they navigate career journeys. The series amplifies and uplifts the career stories, experiences, and testimonies of those in the MIT Sloan School of Management’s community who identify as members of a historically marginalized community.

MIT Sloan EMBA student, Daniel Dart, EMBA '24, is a leader in Second Chance Hiring and is justice-impacted. We plan to highlight his experience while amplifying the issues related to fair chance hiring and how that impacts our community of industry and academic professionals. 

Peter Quigley

Peter Quigley

President and CEO

Kelly Services

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Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Chairman

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Beth Whited

Beth Whited

President

Union Pacific Railroad

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Daniel Yanisse

Daniel Yanisse

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John Arnold

John Arnold

Founder and Co-Chair

Arnold Ventures

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Lori Lightfoot

Lori Lightfoot

Former Mayor

City of Chicago

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Stanley Ball

Stanley Ball

Vice President and Head of Legal Trade & Government Affairs

Intel

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Jeff Korzenik

Jeff Korzenik

Chief Economist

Fifth Third Bank

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Zoë Towns

Zoë Towns

Executive Director

FWD.us

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Rick Newman

Rick Newman

Senior Columnist

Yahoo Finance

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Robert Turner

Robert Turner

Director of Operations

Office of Returning Citizens (City of Boston)

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David Tyree

David Tyree

Author, Speaker, NFL Super Bowl Champion

Catch the Moment Podcast, Speaker, Leadership Coach, More Than Just a Catch

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Lee Perlman

Lee Perlman

Co-Director

The Educational Justice Institute at MIT

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Norris Henderson

Norris Henderson

Executive Director

V.O.T.E. (Voice Of The Experienced)

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Zoë Cullen

Zoë Cullen

Assistant Professor

Harvard Business School

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Kathleen Caliento, Ph.D.

Kathleen Caliento, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Cara Collective

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Lina Bankert

Lina Bankert

Managing Director and Partner

BCG, Public Sector practice, focusing on Education, Employment, and Welfare

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Brian Fabes

Brian Fabes

Managing Director

Corporate Coalition

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Dr. Topeka K. Sam

Dr. Topeka K. Sam

Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer

FRSH Community

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James Repenning

James Repenning

CEO

R&R Head Labs

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Segun Idowu

Segun Idowu

Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion

City of Boston

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Schedule of Events [subject to change]

  • 8:00 a.m.

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Opening Remarks
    Steven Branch and Daniel Dart

  • 9:10 a.m.

    Welcome address:
    Segun Idowu
    Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion, City of Boston

  • 9:25 a.m.

    Leading From the Front: Moving Organizations to Action
    Speakers: Daniel Yanisse, Peter Quigley
    Moderator: Rick Newman

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Break

  • 10:10 a.m.

    Government as a Gateway Option: Policy, Progress, and Practice in Second Chance Hiring
    Speakers: Lori Lightfoot, Lina Bankert, and Kathleen Caliento
    Moderator: Brian Fabes

  • 10:45 a.m.

    Break

  • 10:55 a.m.

    Maximizing Impact: From Finance Titan to Game-Changing Philanthropist
    Speaker: John Arnold
    Moderator: Daniel Dart

  • 11:25 a.m.

    Break

  • 11:35 a.m.

    A Vision from the Top: Executive Insights from America's Most Prominent Companies
    Speakers: Rodney McMullen, Beth Whited, and Stanley Ball
    Moderator: Jeff Korzenik

  • 12:15 p.m.

    Awards Luncheon

  • 1:40 p.m.

    Fireside: Jump: From the Streets to the Boardroom (at Nike and the NBA)
    Speaker: Larry Miller
    Moderator: Ken Oliver

    Invite-only Classroom Roundtable: Financing Reform: Insight into Grant Strategies
    Speakers: Carole Cafferty

  • 2:15 p.m.

    Break

  • 2:25 p.m.

    Rewriting the Code Through Education
    Speakers: Lee Perlman, Zoe B. Cullen, and Zelda Roland
    Moderator: James Repenning

  • 3:10 p.m.

    Break

  • 3:20 p.m.

    Perspective Shapes Organizations: Amplifying Voices of Impacted Leadership
    Speakers: Robert Turner, Norris Henderson, and Dr. Topeka K. Sam
    Moderator: Zoe Towns

  • 3:55 p.m.

    Break

  • 4:05 p.m.

    Honest Perspectives: Lived Experiences on the Frontlines of Storytelling
    Speakers: David Tyree and Daniel Dart
    Moderator: Steve Branch

  • 4:40 p.m.

    Closing comments:
    Ken Oliver

  • 4:50 p.m.

    Event concludes

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Organizing Committee

Daniel Dart

Daniel Dart

EMBA '24

General Partner, Rock Yard Ventures

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Steven Namar Branch

Steven Namar Branch

Senior Associate Director, DEI, CDO

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Ken Oliver

Ken Oliver

VP of Corporate Social Responsibility

Checkr

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Jeff Korzenik

Jeff Korzenik

Chief Economist

Fifth Third Bank

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Brooke Wages

Brooke Wages

Associate

McKinsey & Company

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