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Prosperity Ready’s name is based on the idea that prosperity is far more than wealth. The word prosperity also means successful, flourishing, a thriving condition, ease, plenty, comfort, security, well being, good fortune, happiness, and health. Now, more than ever, we all want happiness and health, and we want that for all members of all of our communities.

As a human resources executive with over 25 years working in Fortune 500 organizations, Lisa Perez, Founder and CEO of Prosperity Ready, witnessed on a daily basis the barriers and inequities diverse people face. She grew frustrated with the lack of progress in dealing strategically with a shrinking talent pool and the critical need for organizations to commit to building a diverse workforce. She felt called to make a far bigger impact by serving in a different capacity. Lisa wanted to learn directly from diverse communities what they viewed the root causes of these issues to be. She came to learn from their lived experiences that she had unwittingly built human resources processes, policies and systems that hindered diverse talent from experiencing success in the workplace.

Prosperity Ready was founded to help foreign-born degreed Minnesotans beat the system while partnering with employers to fix the system.

Join our Equity Journey!

Hear foreign-born Minnesota professionals share their inspiring lived experiences. Find out how, together, we can ensure all Minnesotan's can prosper.

Video design and production by Adam Foster Jacobs

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Our Startup Goals

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  • A weekly podcast that discusses diverse issues with considerable impact on Africans in the diaspora.

  • Collins Oppong's marketing company

  • OLM1
  • Wildflyer Coffee
    Wildflyer Coffee
  • Anytime Fitness
    Anytime Fitness
  • Hughes Creatives
    Hughes Creatives
  • Liberian Business Association
    Liberian Business Association
  • Strategy Africa
    Strategy Africa
  • Three Rivers Park District
    Three Rivers Park District
  • Your Hr Navigator
    Your Hr Navigator
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