Rachel Carlson

Rachel Carlson
Co-Founder and CEO
Guild Education
Rachel Carlson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Guild Education, a company on a mission to unlock opportunity for America’s workforce through education and upskilling, with a double bottom-line business model that does well by doing good. Guild works with leading Fortune 1000 employers such as The Walt Disney Company, Target, Discover, Chipotle, Walmart, and Lowe's to transform their education and upskilling programs through Guild's technology platform, payments system and learning marketplace. With over 1,000 employees and an expanding customer base, Guild is a fast-growing company that was recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50 company for its work at the intersection of education and the future of work.

Prior to founding Guild, Rachel was the Founder and CEO of Student Blueprint and worked for the 2008 Obama campaign before serving in the Obama White House. Rachel holds an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, as well as an M.A. in Education and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. Rachel lives in Denver with her husband, David, and their twin girls, Lily Grace and Magnolia.

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January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm

Target is investing $200 million to offer debt-free education assistance benefit to more than 340,000 of its team members in the U.S. As one of the many ways Target is building rewarding careers for its team, this program will help to eliminate student debt and promote equitable access to education for all team members – at a time when employees have many options of where and how they work.… Read more