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These Founders Are Proving 'Who You Learn From Matters' With Their Online Education Platform Assemble

Many of the successful trailblazers from past generations, up until now, are praised for creating their path to success. Although such stories are inspiring to the masses, the likelihood for most aspiring career professionals to reach a similar fate without external guidance isn’t the norm, and t ech investor and entrepreneur Cortney Woodruff and music executive veteran Cortez Bryant are aware of that. To provide that external guidance and help the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community gain access to mentorship to jumpstart their careers, they created Assemble, an online educational platform with courses from Black and brown experts and innovators. With Woodruff as Assemble’s CEO and Cortez alongside him as its president, they aim to lead as the first platform to purposely highlight successful BIPOC professionals in their respective fields and showcase their journeys to a wide audience online. “I just had this idea to do something that was a bit bigger than just...

Nov 26, 2021