Sulaiman W. Rahman is the founder and CEO of DiverseForce, a strategic human capital solutions firm that specializes in cultivating diverse leadership pipelines and inclusive ecosystems across all sectors. In 2017, DiverseForce partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to develop DiverseForce On Boards, an innovative leadership development program that trains mid-to-senior level professionals of color from the public and private sectors to serve more effectively on nonprofit boards in the region. The program’s success has attracted support from major corporations and foundations.
Rahman currently serves as Vice President of the board of directors for Community College of Philadelphia Foundation; board of trustee and executive committee member for Mastery Charter Schools; board member and governance committee member for the Kimmel Center of Performing Arts; and board member for Lendistry, a start-up fintech company. Rahman also serves on numerous advisory boards and committees.
In the past, Rahman served as Chairman of the board of directors for the African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE (2010-2012) and served as a Mayor appointed board member for PIDC (Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.) In 2016, during the Obama Administration, Rahman was awarded the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award and was appointed by the DNCC (Democratic National Convention Committee) to serve as Co-Chair of the DNC Volunteer Committee that recruited, trained, and deployed 10,000+ volunteers for the Philadelphia convention.
Rahman is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurship.