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Porter Braswell is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Jopwell, a platform that helps Black, Latinx and Native American student and professionals for career advancement.
Porter started his career at Goldman Sachs on the foreign exchange desk where he met Ryan Williams. In 2014, the two left Wall Street to create Jopwell together. Under Porter’s leadership, Jopwell has formed partnerships with more than 400 of America’s leading companies and has facilitated tens of thousands of connections between the Jopwell community members and its clients.
Porter has received numerous awards for his thought leadership: Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People In Business;" Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30;" Crain's "40 Under 40;" Vanity Fair's "Future Innovators Index;" Adweek's "Young Influentials;” Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year New York Winner and National Finalist;” LinkedIn's "Next Wave, Top Professionals Under 35;" and LinkedIn’s “Top Voices.”
As host of the “Harvard Business Review Podcast, Race at Work with Porter Braswell,” he explores how to talk about race at work with senior executives, influencers and academics. Porter is also the author of “Let Them See You,” published by Penguin Random House in 2019.
Porter graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from Yale in 2011—where he was a four-year member of the men's varsity basketball team.