Bernice MaldonadoFounder, Growing Forward
Bernice is a strategy consultant and advisor with an expertise in working with First Generation Professionals (FGP) those who are the first in their family to be employed in a professional workplace. She is the Founder and CEO of Growing Forward, a Los Angeles based strategy consulting firm dedicated to maximizing organizational effectiveness and diverse talent management. Bernice is a first generation professional herself, and firmly believes that FGPs are a valuable, but often overlooked source of potential. Through Growing Forward’s FirstGenTalent study, she is contributing with ground-breaking research to answer the question “how do first generation professionals experience the workplace, and how can companies better support and utilize their unique talents?” Through customized talent development programs and services, Bernice helps companies, people of color, women, and all FGPs unlock their talent potential.