#OpenUpTheWorkforce: Executive Series

Presented by Symba, #OpenUpTheWorkforce interviews feature executives advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity for the future of work. 

In these short audio-only episodes, we talk with the top about what it takes to develop and implement inclusive processes. 

Are you increasing access to jobs and wealth creation? We'd love to hear how you are expanding talent development opportunities and career pipelines for all.

Show us how you 
open up the workforce.

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Ahva Sadeghi
Co-founder and CEO, Symba

Ahva is a passionate social entrepreneur and co-founder of Symba, an award-winning, venture-backed, and women-founded internship platform that combines program management and data analytics tools to facilitate equitable access to jobs and wealth creation. Ahva is an economist and researcher focused on remote work and workforce development. Prior to launching Symba, Ahva worked at the US Department of State in the Human Rights Bureau and completed a civil rights fellowship with Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta. She recently join the Forbes HR Council and was named Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Global Entrepreneur Scholar by the US Department of State.

Ahva completed her graduate studies at the London School of Economics and received her BA from the University of Arizona Honors College. In her spare time, Ahva enjoys playing the cello.
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About Symba

Innovative Management Platform for Early Career Programs

Using Symba, you can easily onboard interns, provide resources, manage projects, build consistent feedback loops, and foster community and engagement. By consolidating program management tools, customers have reported spending 80% less time on onboarding and 35% less time on directly managing their interns. 

In addition, you can track key success metrics and the long-term impact of your early career talent programs. 90% of organizations using Symba have increased program satisfaction, and customers have reported an average of 20% increase in intern-to-full-time hire conversion rates.

Loved by Industry Leaders

“We’re much more efficient in engaging interns and mentors now – especially remotely. Symba is an amazing partner – responsive and receptive to tailoring the platform to our needs. With Symba, we can automate processes and focus on improving our UR Program!”
Charlene Delapena
Former Head of University Recruiting at Robinhood
“CBSi was able to leverage Symba’s community feature to convey the company’s culture and build community among interns. It is hard to create [community] in these virtual days, and Symba found a way to do it.”
Stephanie Carroll
University Relations & Diversity Manager at Viacom CBS
“We are pleased to partner with Symba to ensure we provide the best in technology to close the disparity and opportunity gaps for talented underserved students for careers in corporate America and entrepreneurship for the sustainable future.”
Forest T. Harper, Jr.
CEO & President at INROADS
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