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It’s Time to Disrupt the Status Quo with Contingent Workforce Diversity

We had a wonderful discussion in advance of the NMSDC conference about the future of CW diversity with Tinisha Bookhart, Co-founder and Partner at Primary Talent Partners (PTP). PTP is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), with a mission of being the primary source for talent for enterprise clients and their managed services providers (MSP).

As part of that mission, PTP has the vision to grow the number of Black STEM candidates in the workforce and provide them with the best job opportunities in the market. This is in no small part driven by the lived experiences of Tinisha and the other founders. As a self-identified Black woman with years of experience working in IT, Tinisha has seen firsthand how social upbringing inequalities affect higher education among Black, particularly in STEM fields. Without proper support from an early age, it can be difficult to mature Black STEM talent, which in turn becomes the workforce of the future.

Join us for a deep dive that details the ways PTP is working to truly address the gaps in Black STEM talent, highlights the impact of companies having an inwardly diverse focus, and even discussed actionable ways companies can work to begin improving their contingent workforce diversity today.

DEI Live™ with Tinisha Bookhart

About Tinisha Bookhart

Tinisha is a Partner and the Director of IT and Diversity for Primary Talent Partners. A Clemson alum with over 20 years of IT experience, Tinisha is a leader in her field who works with clients in finance, software, development, and project and program management. Tinisha is the technical subject matter expert at Primary Talent Partners as well as the architect behind their diversity initiatives. Tinisha was named a 2022 DEI Influencer by Staffing Industry Analysts.

About James Lucier

As Executive Vice President, Jim is responsible for executing go-to-market strategies, building client-driven growth, and driving the success of ProcureWise. He is nationally recognized as a 2022 DEI Influencer by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and is the founder of The National DEI Roundtable™ and DEI Live™. Jim works with leaders, practitioners, and providers on digital transformation in the future of work and building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforces.

Learn more about him here.

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