Early on in life I discovered that there were barriers around my age, social status, orientation, colour, and race that limited my access to opportunities. Many of the rules and codes were invisible, but you knew they existed. You felt it. You saw it. You heard about it and you experienced it.
These rules and codes separated many from being included, recognized and acknowledged for their value and contributions. I too experienced those limitations.
However, I did not allow the negative experiences to undermine my quest for knowledge and my passion to inspire change, embarking on the journey that would become my mission and one of the catalysts for the formation of the Matrix platform.
In 2000, I founded Matrix Search Group. I utilized the vehicle of search and talent management to address the importance of embracing diversity and spotlighting individual stories in the corporate world. I believe the human connection is integral to progress. It is through progress where we learn how to embrace our differences and challenge each other to do better.
In 2018, the company evolved to Matrix360 to further formally address a need for practical solutions for advancing diversity and equity in the commercial real estate and development industry. Our focus is to eliminate boundaries for underserved, underrepresented, and undervalued diverse groups in workplaces.
Founder and Managing Partner, Matrix360