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Navigate Forward Donates Over $10,000 to Non-Profits in Q2

Consultants Volunteer Time, Expertise with BIPOC Board Candidates

Strengthening our community by sharing our time, talents and profits represents a key part of the Navigate Forward experience. It’s one small way we can put our values into practice and leverage our success to support those around us.

Each Non-Profit Donation Celebrates a Client Success

In the second quarter of 2023, we made more than $10,000 in charitable contributions to nearly 40 non-profit organizations around the country. These donations support our overall goal as members of the Minnesota Keystone Alliance, where participating companies pledge a portion of their pre-tax earnings to corporate philanthropy.

Every time a senior leader lands a new position or speaks at our weekly forums, we make a contribution on their behalf to the non-profit of their choice. Our Q2 2023 gifts span the arts, education, healthcare, animal welfare and a variety of civic interests, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • The Animal Humane Society
  • Common Hope
  • Dress for Success
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Urban Venture

We thank our founders, Mary Kloehn and Teresa Daly, for starting this amazing tradition when they launched Navigate Forward in 2008. We are proud to carry it forward.

Third BIPOC Cohort Achieves Board Readiness Goals

Graduates of board readiness program for BIPOC leaders, sponsored by the Women Corporate Directors association (Minneapolis chapter), pose for a group photo.
Navigate Forward consultants helped this year’s roster of BIPOC board of director candidates prepare to land seats at private or publicly held companies. The Minneapolis chapter of the Women Corporate Directors association sponsors this important initiative to improve diversity.

Q2 was also busy with volunteering, as executive consultants Richard Dodson, Mary Kloehn and Patti O’Leary shared their expertise with the Minneapolis chapter of the Women Corporate Directors association (WCD) and their third “Women of Color” cohort of board of director candidates.

Since 2020, WCD has selected BIPOC women executives for an annual board readiness program. Local executive search firms, serving board members and executive career consultants like Navigate Forward provide guidance on how to land a board seat with a private or public company. Our team offered recommendations for creating a compelling professional narrative, a board bio and a strong LinkedIn profile.

Fourteen program alumni have already landed board seats with public or private company boards, including Sun Country Airlines and Fastenal.

“We’re proud to support this important effort to diversify corporate boards,” said Anne Sample, CEO of Navigate Forward.

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