Articles in the Employment Category
Conservation, Diversity, Education, Employment, Environment, Environmental Education, Fun, Hip Hop »
A video of our friend John Griffith of the California Conservation Corp’s has gone viral! Check it out!
Yep, John can pop and lock – yet importantly exude a genuine connection and close rapport with Outdoor Afro corps workers Antwon McCoy and Leonard Patton in his workforce development program.
Check out the salmon habitat restoration these amazing people have been up to, and how they are connecting with the mission of the Outdoor Afro community, thanks to John!
As I have gotten to know John and his work, I find him on the cutting edge of a …
Business, Diversity, Employment, Interview, Leadership »
Recently, Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp, had a chance to chat with Laura Swapp who leads the Diversity and Inclusion efforts of REI out of their Kent, Washington corporate campus. She shares steps REI has taken to help the outdoors be more relevant and inclusive. Read more:
Rue Mapp: So Laura, it’s so great to connect with you again! Can you tell us how was your role imagined – this is a completely new role at REI right?
Laura Swapp: Yes it is a new role, and the position was born from …
Adventurers, Career, Employment »
Just recently, Outdoor Afro had the opportunity to sit down and meet Barb Williams, REI Divisional VP/GMM – Outdoorwear, at Outdoor Retailer last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our conversation was filled with laughter, industry insights, and great reasons to work at REI. Read more about her role, and how you can get involved!
Tell me how long you’ve been with REI and why you decided on a career with the co-op?
I’ve had the pleasure of being with the co-op for 26 years. Prior to joining REI I worked as a retail …