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Elevating Future Black Women Leaders: Carrier Leaders Visit Spelman College
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It’s been just over a year since Carrier launched its partnership with Spelman College to create one-of-a-kind programs to help students at the historically Black college for women develop skills of the future. Carrier Chairman & CEO Dave Gitlin, along with members of Carrier’s Executive Leadership Team, recently visited the campus in Atlanta to meet with students, learn about the school and its herstory.
 
Since the partnership launch in fall 2020, Carrier and Spelman College established a refreshed virtual career center and a Dual Degree Engineering Program scholarship. The partnership also created two Carrier flagship programs: The Carrier Ambassadors Program, in which sophomore honors students learn about different pathways to success and Elevate(S), in which juniors are mentored by Carrier women to seek internships and full-time roles at Carrier. 
 
“I’m very proud of Carrier’s partnership with Spelman College and the opportunities we’re helping create for young Black women to become our future leaders,” said Gitlin. “Our partnership isn’t just about developing and sponsoring talent for Carrier – it’s about making sure Black women have a seat at the table because they _belong.” 
 
Carrier also participates in activities at Spelman ranging from career fairs to presentations. In addition, the company also supports Spelman’s Virtual Career Center with content and videos on careers in the HVAC, Refrigeration and Fire & Security industries and links to career opportunities with Carrier.
 
In 2020, Carrier launched a focused Diversity & Inclusion strategy to create a more inclusive environment, and included its focus to achieve a diverse workforce representative of its communities as one of its 2030 ESG Goals. To learn more about Carrier’s commitment to an inclusive workplace, visit https://www.corporate.carrier.com/corporate-responsibility/social-impact/our-employees/ and to learn more about Carrier’s 2030 ESG Goals, visit https://www.corporate.carrier.com/corporate-responsibility/our-sustainability-goals.  
 
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On a recent visit to Spelman College in Atlanta, Carrier Chairman & CEO Dave Gitlin spoke with students about company-sponsored career development programs available at the school.
 
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Spelman College students listen as Carrier’s senior leaders provide information about company-sponsored career development programs available at the school.