The country’s diversity is rising and its population is aging. Baby Boomers are beginning to retire and millennials are starting out in their careers. Growth in the workforce is being driven by immigrants; the number of working-age immigrants is expected to rise from 33.9 million in 2015 to 38.5 million by 2035, according to the Pew Research Center. The growth of racial and ethnic minorities is outpacing that of whites.
Embracing these shifts and being sensitive to differences can help companies be successful, and that’s where Sujata Chaudhry sees potential. In 2010 Chaudhry founded Tangible Development, a Latham-based company that offers diversity and inclusion training and communications services to companies all over the world.
Her background has deeply informed the work she does: Chaudhry is the daughter of Indian immigrants who moved from Bombay to England and later to the U.S., where they lived in several different states over the course of her childhood. She worked as a market analyst with the U.S. Navy and as a sales engineer and cultural liaison for AMP, Inc. before eventually deciding to open Tangible Development.