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Erin Leyson

Intern, U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Erin Leyson is an institutional development professional with five years of experience in international project and alliance management. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Economic and Political Development at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA). At The Rockefeller Foundation, Erin serves as the Equity and Economic Opportunity Intern and focuses her research on BIPOC small business owner needs as well as ESG metrics.

Authored Content

  • Sep 14 2020
    Blog Post Impact Hiring: Six Lessons to Shift Toward a Fairer Labor Market The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with calls for greater workplace equity, has resulted in a moment of reckoning for the American labor market. While overall unemployment rates hover around 10%, just below the peak unemployment rate for the Great Recession, workers of color continue to face increased challenges. Black workers face unemployment rates almost 5 percentage […] Erin Leyson, Hobie Hunter
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