An interview with Emerging Leaders Co-Chair, Kaisha Morton

Photo above: Emerging Leaders Emily Gonzales, Kaisha Morton, and Jeremiah Bentley. 

At United Way for Greater Austin, we are committed to fighting poverty and racism in our communities. These forces are so interconnected, we cannot address one without the other. 

This week we caught up with Kaisha Morton, one of our new Emerging Leaders Co-Chairs and User Experience Recruiter and Women@ Social Impact Co-lead at Google to talk to her about diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. Kaisha is a champion for creating a diverse workforce in our community to help break intergenerational poverty. 

Check out our interview with Kaisha Morton to learn more about her work and her passion for creating a more diverse and inclusive community. 

“I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are extremely important because all three of those are connected, but true equity in our society won’t happen unless we’re thinking about those three pillars. My work as an educator and also as a recruiter really highlighted for me that the gaps that exist early on for people who may live in poverty, especially communities of color, continue to widen as people progress in their lives and in their careers. I think that the layer of thinking through diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of life is something that I will always be passionate about.”

-Kaisha Morton

Want to know more about Kaisha Morton?

How long have you lived in Austin?

I moved to Austin from the D.C. area about two years ago. 

What is your favorite thing about Austin?

My favorite thing about Austin is the people. Everyone I come across is extremely friendly and laid back, which makes this Austin newbee feel right at home

What is a fun fact about you that you wish everyone knew?

I desperately wanted to be a Disney Channel actress growing up, but my parents had other plans. I like to think I missed my calling. 

Learn more about Emerging Leaders here

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