Evette Ellis is the Chief People Officer and Co-Founder of ChargerHelp! ChargerHelp!’s app-based dispatch and deployment system solves the industry-wide problem of down electric vehicle charging stations by providing on-demand repairs and maintenance support from trained local workforces. With over fifteen years of stellar experience as an impactful and thought provoking workforce developer, Evette has championed businesses and empowers decision makers to develop opportunities that create equitable and prolonged change through the lens of workforce development.
Prior to co-founding ChargerHelp!, Evette devoted her skills and talents as the specialist for Career Transition Services working tirelessly for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps. She has perfected an effective methodology and mastered all aspects of workforce development through work based learning, job development, placement, outreach and retention with a particular focus in minority workforce communities.
One would be hard-pressed to find Evette gloating over her success, as she often openly expresses “I am just a girl from Compton who wants to help people the way folks helped me”. Evette’s visionary perspective, candor and passion have earned her a number of accolades, as well as invitations to speak as a thought leader to Cleantech, Sustainability and Electric Vehicle industry decision makers about better ways to do business, how to close equity and training gaps, and how to increase access to good jobs.
Evette is dedicated to creating jobs, speaking up about the impact of race relations in our workforce, and having hard conversations that lead to positive change in our workforce. She believes we all must own our responsibilities as an individual, company and industry regarding driving equitable workforce development. She envisions workforce development as part of the same fabric that makes a company lucrative and successful.
Ultimately, Evette is rooted by her faith, believing that extending grace to others is paramount and key to truly changing the world. Evette is married to Clyde and lives in Long Beach, California.