Call to Action: Shaping and Engaging in our Political Future
The purpose of this panel is to highlight ways in which we, as black millennials and future business leaders can become more involved in politics at both local and national levels. How can we mobilize to ensure that social justice and the needs of our community are served? How can we share our stories in a way that allows us to bridge the gap with our fellow Americans?
Closing the Achievement Gap in the 21st Century
The panel will focus on progress that has been made and challenges in closing the achievement gap in education. The achievement gap will refer to differences in educational achievement between black students and other ethnicities as well as issues facing the education of low income students.
The Changing Face of Private Equity
A real talk (not for attribution) addressing the reasons for the dearth of diversity (at both junior and senior levels) in Private Equity and Alternative Investments and what steps can be taken to change this. What roles do senior black investment professionals play? What roles do newly minted MBAs play? What roles do Limited Partners play? How is this changing in the current environment and what further steps need to be taken?
Corporate Governance: Black Presence in the Highest Levels of Business
Understanding black representation on corporate boards. How to build your personal brand to become a trusted leader and advisor. Understanding where corporate boards fit in with advancing diversity in corporate America.
Building Brands for the Black Community
Statistics show that the economic clout of the Black consumer is on the rise and continues to energize the U.S. consumer market. Total Black spending power has increased to over $1 trillion and it is estimated to have increased by over 70% since 2000. Furthermore, Black consumers' share of total buying power is estimated to increase to 9% by 2017 - 9 cents out of every dollar spent. The primary purpose of the panel will be to showcase successful black business players who are leading thriving brands. We aim to explore some of the key areas of opportunity in building brands for the Black community as Black buying power increases going forward.
Power Couples: Effectively Managing Dual Career Households
How do couples successively thrive when managing two demanding careers? This panel will highlight the tradeoffs, decisions, and rewards of successfully navigating a dual career household.