Leadership Transition for Talent Rewire

Leadership Transition for Talent Rewire

We’re pleased to share exciting news as Talent Rewire readies itself for the next phase of engaging and inspiring employers across industries to generate business and societal value by increasing the stability and economic mobility of frontline employees, with a focus on people of color and women.

Beginning in May, Kimberly Shin will be taking on the role of Interim Managing Director as Nicole Trimble departs to pursue her next professional chapter.

“Founding Talent Rewire has been a labor of love and I will always be proud of the work the team has accomplished over the past five years,” said Nicole Trimble. “I couldn’t be more pleased to hand off this vital work to Kim and the rest of the Talent Rewire team to live into the vision of creating equitable opportunity, stability and mobility for the country’s frontline workforce.”

Since its founding in 2016, Talent Rewire has become a leading expert in innovative employer practice change through experiential learning, user-centered design, systems thinking, and research. Talent Rewire has engaged more than 50 companies that employ hundreds of thousands of frontline employees through a series of national and regional Rewire Labs and Accelerators that give employers a hands-on opportunity to pilot, scale and share strategic approaches to investing in frontline talent that align with both the changing nature of work and advancing racial equity. In addition to its work with employers, Talent Rewire has partnered with a network of leading workforce partners to introduce new thinking, spur collaboration and provide tools like the Opportunity Navigator to the field.

“Nicole brought her vision of equitable economic mobility to Talent Rewire and, with her team, has evolved the way the workforce field engages with employers committed to creating greater opportunity for their frontline employees,” said Fay Hanleybrown, Managing Director of FSG and Senior Advisor to Talent Rewire. “Kim is a founding member of the Talent Rewire team, and has played an integral part in shaping our approach to employer engagement and partnership. I’m excited for her to lead the team during this next phase of Talent Rewire. ”

In the coming months, Kim and the rest of the Talent Rewire team will continue their engagement with employers through Rewire Accelerators and employer coaching as well conducting further research on how employers can provide opportunity and advancement to their frontline workforce. The global pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and reckoning with racial injustice have laid bare the deep inequities in America’s workforce system. Now more than ever, the work of equitable economic mobility is critical to the prosperity of our nation, democracy, and shared humanity.

Nicole will remain a senior advisor for Talent Rewire throughout May.