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Steve Pemberton on the Value of Workplace Diversity to the Larger Society

Steve Pemberton has come a long way since he entered the foster care system as a toddler. The chief HR officer at workplace recognition company, Workhuman, chronicled his life story in a book released in 2012 that was subsequently made into a movie.

The book, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, tells how Pemberton was taken from his alcoholic mother when he was just 3 years old, never to see her again. When he was 5, his absent father became a victim of gun violence.

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