We’re a team of motivated and passionate changemakes dedicated to expanding opportunities for all Americans to work, learn, and earn to their full potential.
PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Byron Auguste is President and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, a social enterprise based at New America in Washington DC, which aims to re-wire the U.S. labor market in ways that enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace. Byron was inspired by a diverse set of experiences to conceive and co-found Opportunity@Work in 2015.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Karan provides leadership on strategic direction and execution of Opportunity@Work’s priorities and the TechHire initiative. He co-founded Opportunity@Work because he believes that meaningful work is not just a matter of economic wellbeing but of individual dignity. He has seen many others with talents but without opportunities to realize their true potential and believes that in order to have impact at scale we need better systems, not just great initiatives.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Yolanda supports the Opportunity@Work leadership team through strategic planning, management of day-to-day operations, performance and project management. She oversees and executes financial and operational priorities to further the goals of the Leadership Team. In addition, Yolanda manages the talent and administrative functions for the organization, including budget operations.
CHIEF OF STAFF & VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Khalilah M. Harris is Chief of Staff and Vice President of External Affairs with Opportunity@Work, serving as senior advisor to the President and providing strategic management of public engagement efforts advancing the organization's mission of widely expanding opportunity for all Americans to the tech labor market. She is also responsible for managing the national TechHire movement, including relationships with the 72 communities working to expand access to all Americans.
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Yuanxia Ding is the Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations for Opportunity@Work, where she leads strategy development and planning, ensures operational effectiveness, promotes innovation and knowledge sharing, and develops new partnerships. As a first generation immigrant, Yuanxia has dedicated her career to the growth and development of America’s human capital to ensure our nation’s long-term economic competitiveness.