Project Description

Guild

Work is changing. So are benefits.

As a leader in education benefits, Guild offers a scalable solution for preparing the workforce of today for the jobs of tomorrow.

Employees gain access to various education programs, including trade diplomas, certificates, high school completion programs, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. More than three million working adults are eligible for Guild programs through their employers.

Guild gives employees the opportunity to reskill and educate themselves by teaming up with various colleges and universities. Guild connects employers to online programs offered by nearly a dozen universities—among them, Purdue Global, Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Central Florida. There are more than 30 million working adults without a high school diploma, and 70% of the U.S. population does not have a college degree. As a leader in education benefits, Guild offers a scalable solution for preparing the workforce of today for the jobs of tomorrow.

In 2019 Guild achieved a $1B valuation, something achieved only by a handful of female-led startups in that year. Founded by Stanford BA/MBA graduates Rachel Carlson and Brittany Stich, Guild is one of only three female-led companies on the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100 list. Carlson and Stich were named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in education in 2017.

Guild made headlines in Q1 2020 when Carlson, spearheaded a call to action to corporate leaders to help communities affected by COVID-19. The campaign called #StoptheSpread included a NYT Op-Ed co-authored by Carlson and Kenneth I Chenault.