Sara Sherry is Mixing It Up | Business
By Jeff Hill
What does a 24-year-old white girl know about business? What does a 24-year-old white girl know about the struggles of being a minority in today's society?
These are just some of the questions that Sara Sherry deals with every day, both as the owner of a unique staffing company, and as a junior varsity volleyball coach at a Grand Rapids City High School. Her company, Mixed Staffing, provides staffing and recruiting services, motivational speaking, educational seminars, resume' building, personality testing, drug screening, and other employment related resources. Mixed also provides diversity training and education, which is one area in particular that Sherry feels passionate about.
Discrimination Takes Many Forms
The inspiration for the company happened in Chicago a few years ago with business partner Marquis Turley. It was through their experiences of looking for jobs in Chicago that they realized that there was blatant and veiled discrimination happening in the workplace, both against African Americans (Turley) and women (Sherry). Their passion on the issue and their challenges led them to launch their own company to work with employers on cultural...