An era of vibrant diversity is rewriting our culture, schools, workplaces and history. But more than a decade into the twenty-first century, talent of color are not breaking into the top executive ranks in numbers proportionate to their achievements and demographic mass. To move past lingering bias and subtle exclusion, people of color need the powerful advocacy of sponsorship. This robust relationship capital drives engagement and retention, fostering workplaces of inclusion, authenticity and innovation. Sponsorship levers talent of color and syncs progressive organizations with a rapidly diversifying world.