Gladeo is an inclusive, storytelling career navigation platform for the future of work. We are a public benefit corporation building a more inclusive, equitable and prepared workforce of the future.
The Gladeo platform uses videos, storytelling, an extensive digital library of informational interviews, as well as data-driven, personalized education and resource recommendations to facilitate the dissemination of all the kinds of knowledge (explicit, implicit, and tacit) that are crucial for successful career development.
(1) Our research-based, inclusive storytelling and videos increase the visibility of relatable role models in industry sectors where they have been historically underrepresented.
(2) Our digital informational interviews offer pathway-specific career guidance, openly sharing once closely guarded tacit and implicit knowledge that limited access to upwardly-mobile careers.
(3) Our resource recommendations help users find reputable career-building opportunities tailored to their career goals like reputable education and training programs, networking events, and internships and jobs.
We provide regional workforce boards, K-12 schools, colleges, and youth nonprofits with the tools they need to help their learners increase awareness, preparedness and access to middle and high skilled careers. Our mission is to help learners and unemployed workers without existing social or professional networks find stepping stones, overcome barriers, and successfully navigate their way into upwardly-mobile, sustainable middle- and high-skill careers.
Gladeo is a member of the 2019 Acumen CivicX Future of Work Accelerator, supported by the PwC Charitable Foundation and Starbucks, the 2019 Fast Forward Accelerator, and the 2019 Grid110 Residency program, a partnership with the LA Mayor's Office and the LA Economic Workforce Development Department. Gladeo and its founders have received numerous honors and awards including Aspen Institute Festival Scholar, Ashoka/American Express Emerging Innovator, National League of Cities Local Hero Award, and Social Venture Partner LA’s Social Innovation Fast Pitch Award.