New York, NY – The Council on Foundations today named Jumee Song to the 2020 Career Pathways cohort, amid a group of 24 industry leaders. Career Pathways is a development program designed to increase the number of diverse candidates in the philanthropic leadership pipeline.
Song is currently the Director of Operations & External Engagement at Siegel Family Endowment. She’s worked with the foundation since 2018 in increasingly senior roles that have impacted SFE’s organizational efficiency, operational practices, and external programs.
The newly selected participants represent the seventh cohort of the program, which targets mid to senior-career philanthropic professionals. Since launching in 2010, Career Pathways alumni have pushed beyond the barriers that challenge diversity in leadership, utilizing the knowledge and skills attained during the program to move into senior and executive level positions within philanthropic organizations around the world. Recent data shows an 87% promotion rate among program participants.
Over the course of a year, the cohort will delve deep into major issues facing philanthropic leaders; gain access to a vast network of CEOs, trustees, search firm executives and national thought leaders; attend virtual and in-person career trainings across the country; and be paired with an executive coach to advise and support them along their career path.
“We continue to be inspired by the number of amazing and highly qualified applicants we received for Career Pathways, and the 2020 cohort is truly exceptional,” said Karon Moody Harden, the Council’s Vice President, Programs & Peer Engagement. “As we work to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy through the Career Pathways program, we are excited to engage with this year’s cohort and see the work they will do in applying their new knowledge to improve their communities.”
The 2020 Career Pathways cohort will convene four times across the country and will be hosted by several leading philanthropic institutions. The first convening will take place in January in San Antonio, Texas. The program will conclude in October 2020 in Los Angeles, California.