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A Seat at Our Table: 2021 Virtual Conference and Pitch Competition

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Refresh and Reset - Seated Yoga
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing while using the chair for support.
Priya Amaresh Naya Powell
2021-03-05T08:00:00Z 2021-03-05T08:30:00Z America/New_York Refresh+and+Reset+-+Seated+Yoga Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Opening Keynote Address by Cara Sabin, CEO at Sundial Brands
Cara Sabin
2021-03-05T09:00:00Z 2021-03-05T09:30:00Z America/New_York +Opening+Keynote+Address+by+Cara+Sabin%2C+CEO+at+Sundial+Brands Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Investing, Circulating, & Growing the Black and Brown Dollar
Discuss the value of investing directly in Black and Latinx businesses, and how stakeholders retain and grow the Black and Brown Dollar.
Hope Wollensack Liliana Delgado Cyril Broderick Jr. Olivia Owens
2021-03-05T09:30:00Z 2021-03-05T10:30:00Z America/New_York Investing%2C+Circulating%2C+%26+Growing+the+Black+and+Brown+Dollar Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How can Institutions Build Supportive Ecosystems for Greater Inclusion? Sponsored by Duke MBA Net Impact Club
This panel focuses on dismantling White supremacy in the workplace, problem-solving on the edges, and building a truly diverse and inclusive culture.
Fadjanie Cadet Melvin Hines Allie Ossa Rhea Norwood Natasha Gore
2021-03-05T10:30:00Z 2021-03-05T11:30:00Z America/New_York How+can+Institutions+Build+Supportive+Ecosystems+for+Greater+Inclusion%3F+Sponsored+by+Duke+MBA+Net+Impact+Club Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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L.E.K. Consulting Meet & Greet
Learn more about careers in consulting from our sponsor L.E.K. Consulting.
Justin Craigwell-Graham Corey Highfield Raghu Menon
2021-03-05T11:30:00Z 2021-03-05T12:00:00Z America/New_York L.E.K.+Consulting+Meet+%26+Greet Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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@plantkween x BLMBAO
During lunch hour, join Christopher Griffin, AKA @PlantKween, for a refreshing plant lesson and musings on all things botanical, community, and authenticity.
Christopher Griffin
2021-03-05T12:00:00Z 2021-03-05T12:30:00Z America/New_York %40plantkween+x+BLMBAO Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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If Not Now, then When? The Intersection of Business Leadership and Running for Elected Positions
BIPOC constituents are underrepresented in government and corporate / non-profit boards. We discuss one solution: running for political offices and board seats.
Bessie Watts Genny Castillo Yemi Adewunmi Kevin Parker Randy Zeno
2021-03-05T12:30:00Z 2021-03-05T13:30:00Z America/New_York If+Not+Now%2C+then+When%3F+The+Intersection+of+Business+Leadership+and+Running+for+Elected+Positions+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Fireside Chat in Partnership with the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE): Advocacy in Sports Management sponsored by Duke's Media Entertainment & Sports Club
We cover players that have used their platform to spotlight injustice and discuss future implications of advocacy in sports management.
Sam Rapoport Jarrett Nobles Sanyin Siang
2021-03-05T13:30:00Z 2021-03-05T14:30:00Z America/New_York Fireside+Chat+in+Partnership+with+the+Fuqua%2FCoach+K+Center+on+Leadership+%26+Ethics+%28COLE%29%3A+Advocacy+in+Sports+Management+sponsored+by+Duke%27s+Media+Entertainment+%26+Sports+Club Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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BIPOC Representation in Marketing and Advertising sponsored by the Duke MBA Marketing Club
In this panel, speakers discuss why representation in marketing campaigns matters and the actions that need to be taken to accelerate change.
Luis Lopez del Castillo Natalia Suarez Orion Brown Heavenly Johnson
2021-03-05T14:30:00Z 2021-03-05T15:30:00Z America/New_York BIPOC+Representation+in+Marketing+and+Advertising+sponsored+by+the+Duke+MBA+Marketing+Club Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Pitch Competition Welcome
2021-03-06T10:00:00Z 2021-03-06T10:15:00Z America/New_York Pitch+Competition+Welcome Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Finalist Pitch Competition
Watch live as these five Black and Latinx-founded early-stage ventures compete for $10,000 worth of investment funding to advance their business.
Marcus Oliver Sidney McLaurin Justin Craigwell-Graham Renata Aráuz-DeStefano James Chapman
2021-03-06T10:15:00Z 2021-03-06T12:00:00Z America/New_York Finalist+Pitch+Competition Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Pitch Competition Winners Announced & Closing
2021-03-06T12:00:00Z 2021-03-06T12:30:00Z America/New_York Pitch+Competition+Winners+Announced+%26+Closing+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Priya Amaresh

Yoga Instructor, Utopia Spa & Global Wellness

Marcus Oliver

Director, Consumer Product Development, American Express

Raghu Menon

Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting

Corey Highfield

Engagement Manager, L.E.K. Consulting

Sidney McLaurin

Partner at Material Impact Fund

Bessie Watts

Director, External Board of Directors Program at Vista Equity Partners

Justin Craigwell-Graham

Principal, L.E.K. Consulting

Fadjanie Cadet

Diversity, Recruitment, & Engagement, L.EK. Consulting

James Chapman

Founder & CEO at Plain Sight

Renata Aráuz-DeStefano

Startup investing expert

Naya Powell

CEO / Founder Spa Utopia

Luis Lopez del Castillo

Senior Manager, Brand Marketing, PepsiCo

Genny Castillo

COO, Blue Institute

Melvin Hines

CEO, Upswing

Cyril Broderick Jr.

CEO & President, The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce

Hope Wollensack

Director, Old Fourth Ward Economic Security Task Force

Natalia Suarez

Senior Brand Manager, Choice Portfolio, Coca-Cola

Allie Ossa

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Bank of America

Sam Rapoport

Senior Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, National Football League (NFL)

Cara Sabin

CEO, Sundial Brands

Jarrett Nobles

Business Development Director, Los Angeles Chargers

Kevin Parker

Senator, NY State Senate

Yemi Adewunmi

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Civic Eagle

Christopher Griffin

@PlantKween, Assistant Director, NYU LGBTQ+ Center

Heavenly Johnson

International Marketing Manager, Emerging Countries, Facebook

Orion Brown

Founder & CEO, The Black Travel Box

Natasha Gore

MBA Prep Coach, Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Rhea Norwood

Sr. Director, HR Consulting, Small Business, Capital One

Olivia Owens

Creator & General Manager, IFundWomen of Color

Liliana Delgado

Managing Partner & CEO, BlueFox Ventures

Sanyin Siang

Executive Director, Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE)

Randy Zeno

CEO & Board Director, Urban Therapy

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Duke University's Fuqua School of Business - BLMBAO

The Black and Latino MBA Organization is a student-led organization committed to the advancement of Black, Latinx, and Native-American students.

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