Helping America Upskill — Rachel Carlson of Guild Education
People Who Inspire (PWI) Next Gen Awards 2020-21| DKODING Media Inc. | Florida, USA: Rachel Carlson is the CEO and co-founder of Guild Education, a company that is pioneering the approach to Education as a Benefit at workplaces. The company offering ‘Education as a Benefit’ approach to the companies by providing a recruitment and retention tool in place of traditional tuition assistance programs.
The Saviour of the American Workplace — With Guild Education, Carlson’s aim is to fill the void in education and re-skilling that is essential for 88 million American frontline workers to enable them to compete in the digital future of the workplace. Helping large corporate houses with upskilled staff, Guild Education skyrocketed to billion-dollar Unicorn status in around four years of operation.
People Who Inspire (PWI) Next Gen Awards 2020-21 — Rachel Carlson, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Guild Education has partnered with stalwarts like Walmart, The Walt Disney Company, Discover Financial, Lowe’s and Chipotle, etc., and offer these companies the support of educating their employees.
- As of November 2019, Guild Education secured total funding worth $228.5 million.
- Carlson has been awarded as Forbes 30 under 30 and with Miller Social Change Leadership Awards.
- Sticking to the cause of education, Rachel formerly founded another Edutech named Student Blueprint which helped students from college and schools with the right counseling.
- Designation: Co-founder and CEO, Guild Education
- Citizenship: United States
- Residence: Denver Metropolitan Area
- Education: Stanford University
- Entrepreneurial Experience: 6 years
- Total Experience: 10 years
- Past Companies: Romer for Mayor, The Parthenon Group, American Honors, Student Blueprint
Watch: Talking Leadership with the CEO of Guild Education | Human First CEO Series
Other Side of the Entrepreneur
While pursuing an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the woman entrepreneur received the Miller Social Change Leadership Award for contribution to the GSB Social Innovation community.
The economy’s moving so fast. We can’t let higher education dictate the skills and competencies that we need five to ten years from now.Rachel Carlson on the future of workforce skills