Aspen Institute Economic Mobility Fellowship

An Action Learning Lab for Corporate Leaders

Economic inequality has been increasing in the U.S. almost continuously since 1980, resulting in the most unequal distribution of wealth among industrialized countries. As the future of work is redefined against massive economic, social, and technical change, companies need innovative solutions to attract, retain, and grow a diverse workforce. The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program sees fresh opportunity in this moment for companies to make meaningful progress on economic inequality while generating long-term business value.

With generous support from the Ballmer Group, Aspen BSP is launching the Economic Mobility Fellowship to help business leaders scale promising projects that drive business value and enhance economic mobility for low-wage workers. Leveraging the successful Aspen First Movers Fellowship – and drawing on over 20 years of knowledge and networks – the Fellowship will help develop internal change-leaders and equip participants with the context, data and tools to accelerate projects that create pipelines for advancement of low-wage workers. Projects should be past the ideation stage and ready for optimization, acceleration and/or scaling for impact on economic mobility. For more information, please see the Economic Mobility Fellowship Overview Deck.

Download the EMF Overview

Now Accepting Applications

In this 12-month program, company representatives will receive the support they need to translate promising projects into lasting impact. Are you interested in learning more? Please complete the intake form below to set up an initial meeting with our team.


For questions, feedback, or comments, please contact Jaime Bettcher, Senior Program Manager.


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