College Code provides the critical link between the development & retention of early stage professionals. Our tailored solutions center around workforce development (supporting education institutions and non-profits) and talent development & retention (supporting employers).
Our multi-faceted team of career strategists & talent consultants have supported over 7,500 students, emerging professionals, and people managers, globally.
Only 4 in 10 U.S. college students feel well prepared for their careers; Perceptions vary widely by gender - McGraw Hill
A survey of 32,000 currently enrolled college students found that only a third of students strongly agreed that they will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the job market - Gallup and Strada
In a report by Ripple Match, 51% of underrepresented students said that opportunities for promotions and upward mobility at a company influenced their decision to accept a position
Barriers to upward mobility begin with the first promotion, and persist all the way to the
C-suite – entry-level women are 18 percent less likely to be promoted than their male peers - McKinsey
REIMAGINING EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT & RETENTION
FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS
By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be GenZ & Millennial
- Inc Media
By 2032, people of color will be a majority of the American working class - Economic Policy Institute
The share of women in the workforce is projected to reach 47.2% in 2024
- US Department of Labor
OUR NATIONAL TEAM
Chelsea C. Williams
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Chelsea C. Williams is deeply passionate about a more equitable & inclusive workplace. As a Workplace Strategist, International Speaker, & the Founder & CEO of College Code, she supports national organizations in centering DE&I is a forethought, rather than an afterthought with a specialty in developing consciously inclusive early talent & people managers.
Upon graduating Spelman College, Chelsea started her career on Wall Street, where for a decade, she managed human capital across the United States, Europe & Asia. Today she is a highly sought advisor to global organizations on talent attraction, development, and retention.
She has contributed to major publications and media outlets including: Forbes, The Society for Human Resource Management, The Association of Talent Development, The National Association of Colleges & Employers, and WCBS 880 (New York News & Talk Radio).
Amber Anthony is a Marketing Director turned Accountant turned Virtual Events Producer, specializing in member services management for National Associations. She brings years of experience specializing in customer service, sales management, and finance, as well as event services, holding an AS in Sales And Marketing and a BS in Accounting from Sullivan University.
Amber enjoys giving back to her community in Lexington, Ky by supporting local and giving to many charities around her area. She also believes in ensuring the future success of black college students and speaks frequently on career and mentor panels about her experiences navigating through higher academia.
Tia is a proactive and performance-driven professional with over 15 years of experience in human resources. Her experience spans the education, nonprofit, management consulting, telecommunications, food and beverage, technology, and healthcare industries. She has a special passion for creating client experiences and talent development. With a foundation in Recruiting and leadership progression into Program Management and Operational Excellence, she brings a unique background of technical expertise, analytical focus, and strength in strategic planning and execution, to serve clients effectively.
Outside of work Tia can be found collecting vinyl records, spending time with her family on the beach, in-home iPhone photo ops with her husband and daughter, serving in various roles throughout the community, testing her skills creating cocktails, and spoiling their 14-year old miniature Yorkie.
With a diverse professional background and a strong work ethic, Shelly offers excellent social media skills, a love of learning, writing, and marketing, and an unrelenting commitment to achieving goals.
Before entering the marketing field, she enjoyed a challenging and rewarding experience as a retail associate and boutique buyer, providing a backdrop for her developing photography, branding, and marketing career. She brings to College Code a breadth of knowledge and a wealth of creative experience as a digital storyteller.
Shelly enjoys a simple and fulfilling life with her four children. Much of her free time is spent practicing yoga and meditation, traveling with family and friends, trying new restaurants, supporting local businesses, and documenting her journey with any camera that is nearby and on her micro-blog.
With over 20 years of experience, John is responsible for keeping and interpreting financial records and producing annual tax return documents that follow tax laws and regulations.
Kerry D. Rosado
Kerry D. Rosado is originally from Nicaragua and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a background in tech, healthcare, education, and worked at top companies such as Microsoft and Amazon. With her background in leadership and diversity, she helps leaders and organizations build inclusive cultures where people can thrive by leading with empathy. She was named an Inspiring Woman Leader in 2021 by DiverseIN. Author of Inclusive Leadership - Opening Doors for Marginalized Groups.
She served as a School Board Trustee and advocated for equitable education for all students. She's a proud mother of two boys with autism and is a neurodiversity advocate. She holds a Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace, a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, and is pursuing her Masters in Leadership and Management.
In her spare time, she enjoys running with her dogs and spending time with kids, family, and friends.
Nicole Gwanzura is a Higher Education and Non Profit industry expert who has dedicated her career to empowering underrepresented populations. She strategically led the student experience for undergraduate women developing career readiness skills at 50 Forté Partner Schools. In addition, she recently managed a cohort of 700 Early Career women who are in preparation to pursue an MBA. She has MBA admissions, advising, and interview facilitation experience from Carnegie Mellon University and Radford University. Nicole earned her BBA in Marketing and an MBA from Radford University where she now serves as an appointed Member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Bailey Lenzen is a professional coach and workshop facilitator who works with individuals and teams to develop deeper self-awareness, build their career story, and foster team trust. She has worked with small businesses, higher education faculty, staff, and students, and nonprofits. As a Hudson Certified Internal Coach and a Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, she thrives on opportunities to facilitate growth for others in their leadership and career development. She received her M.Ed from the University of Texas at Austin, BBA from Texas A&M, and currently lives in Bryan, Texas.
More about John to come.
Keona Campbell is a New York native with over 7 years of career coaching experience, who holds a MPA from Baruch College and a B.S. from Ithaca College.
She is the Senior Associate, People Operations at Sidewalk Labs where she supports the implementation of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the workplace and learning & development strategies at the urban innovation company.
Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Keona worked at Xandr and WarnerMedia where she built recruitment, diversity outreach, and talent engagement strategies to bring in the next wave of storytellers.
Keona is passionate about supporting students and early-level professionals in taking their next career step by landing new jobs and excelling in their roles.
Laureen Delance is a Career Services and Workforce Development Professional. She currently works in Higher Education and also serves as a consultant facilitating workforce development workshops.
Prior to entering Higher Education, Laureen work as a Program Director Leadership Newark, Inc, a non-profit leadership development program centered around public policy and leadership development. In that role, she was responsible for managing the digital communications, curriculum, and implementation of the various programs it offers.
Laureen is also the founder of a writing platform, Hope4Cities (H4C) where she provides original storytelling that highlights the stories of local community/economic initiatives making large neighborhood and workforce impact.
Walter "Tre" Idlette
Walter is passionate about all things people and creates impactful relationships with key stakeholders. He thrives on working in fast-paced, global, and inclusive environments that require him to navigate high levels of ambiguity and change while maintaining stakeholder relationships. His vast experiences within different corporate environments have positioned him to gain a solid understanding of strategically establishing long-term goals and leveraging quantitative and qualitative data to create measurable improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.
After spending more than 5 years as a tax practitioner, he quit his full-time job and took steps towards his lifelong of being an entrepreneur. Within a span of two years, he built a successful photography company and boutique consulting firm. His goal was to obtain a better work-life balance and concentrate on providing the best client service experience for his clients.
He holds a master's degree in Accountancy from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Florida. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia. When he is not working or speaking, he enjoys traveling the world and spending time with family and friends.
John started working as a Data Entry Specialist wayback in 2015 at Upwork when he was still in college to support his studies. He finds education as a bridge to overcome adversities in life. He specialized in building lists of universities and K-12 schools throughout the USA and Canada with almost 7 years of experience in list building and lead generation.
In his free time, you can find him playing games with his friends and going out with his 2 furry friends Cheenii and Carly. He is also an avid adventure traveler, conquering his country on 2 wheels.community/economic initiatives making large neighborhood and workforce impact.