Sulaiman Rahman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of DiverseForce

On this episode of Mission Business, host Jennifer Alleva speaks with Sulaiman Rahman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of DiverseForce, an organization that provides recruiting, and consulting services, including how to develop and retain talent, to companies seeking to develop a diverse workforce.

Additionally, Sulaiman and DiverseForce have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to create DiverseForce on Boards, a board governance and leadership development program for mid-to-senior level professionals of color. The program is growing from its roots in Philadelphia to having a national reach with over 300+ nonprofit matching partners nationally for the program’s graduates to potentially serve as Board members.

You’ll hear how Sulaiman’s experience as a young boy growing up in two very different neighborhoods in Philadelphia, his experience at University of Pennsylvania, and his involvement with the boards as a young man of various organizations like Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp (or PIDC), Community College of Philadelphia (or CCP), and others led him to create a program that has provided a new framework for board leadership.

For more information on DiverseForce, visit