Helen  Young Hayes

CEO
Activate Work

Helen is the founder and CEO of ActivateWork, whose mission is to connect diverse, qualified talent to leading employers through rigorous skills training, community resources, and professional and life skills coaching. By moving individuals to sustained economic mobility and professional success, ActivateWork creates triple wins for job seekers, employers, and the community. Helen is also a 20-year veteran of the financial industry. She was the portfolio manager of the flagship Janus Worldwide Fund, Janus Overseas Fund, and related assets totaling approximately $50 billion at Janus Capital, a mutual fund company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Helen is the author and executive sponsor of theĀ Colorado Inclusive Economy Movement, a CEO-led movement using business to build equity and economic opportunity through job creation.