Co-Founder & CEO, Jopwell
Porter Braswell is the CEO and co-founder of Jopwell, the leading technology platform that helps companies build diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures while assisting them in connecting and recruiting students and professionals of color.
Under Porter’s leadership, Jopwell has formed partnerships with more than 200 of America’s leading companies and has facilitated tens of thousands of connections between the Jopwell community members and its clients. In 2017 alone, the company was recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Most Brilliant Ideas," Fast Company's "World's Most Innovative Companies," and Business Insider's "One of The Hottest NYC Companies to Watch."
Porter's professional awards and recognitions include LinkedIn's 2015 "Next Wave, Top Professionals Under 35," Inc. Magazine's 2016 "30 Under 30," Fast Company's 2017 "100 Most Creative People In Business," Crain's 2018 "40 Under 40," Vanity Fair's 2018 "Future Innovators Index," and most recently Adweek's 2018 "Young Influentials."
Porter regularly speaks about the importance of diversity in the workforce and has been featured in numerous publications and articles discussing the topic. He is also the author of "Let Them See You - The Guide For Leveraging Your Diversity At Work" published by Penguin Random House in 2019.