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2020 Business Leadership Institute "A New Era Defined: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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· Networking
Let's get acquainted
Lets get acquainted and build those connections
· Stage
President's Welcome
Opening remarks by Chapter President Ms Amelia Jackson
Amelia Jackson
· Sessions
Turning the Climate of Today in Your Favor for Tomorrow - Career Advancement Track
2020: A Global Pandemic- High Unemployment Rates- Racial Unrest. Job seekers can use this climate to their advantage. Innovation - Career Growth - Advancement.
Antonio  Dangerfield Latham  Williams Lizzy (LEE-see) Diaz-Ortiz Woodie Green Torri Fisher Richard Taylor LuTonda Baumgardner
· Networking
Let's get acquainted
Let's get acquainted and build those connections
· Sessions
An EQUITABLE Movement. Start-Up. Scale Up. Level Up. -Entrepreneur Track
Gain insights from our expert dynamic panelist. Entrepreneurs, start-up, scale-up to level-up. How Do I Get Started? How Do I Get Funded? What Do I Do Next?
Kendra Thomas Cherice Williams Jazmin  Garcia Sawm Soltani Melinda Jordan
· Networking
Let's get acquainted
Let's get acquainted and build those connections
· Sessions
Achieving Corporate Equity; The Road To Equality - Executive Town Hall
Explore how business leaders can champion D&I by incorporating Equity to challenge systemic infrastructures that discourages equality within the workplace.
Andrew  Higney Caroline Liu Watchen Nyanue NORMAN FLEMING Maia Davis-Singleton Bruce Thompson J. Vincent Williams MBA Rashidi Hodari J Israel Greene
· Networking
· Stage
Wrap up and closing remarks
Closing remarks, upcoming events, and next steps
Stacy Crook
· Stage
Lunch Time Mix with DJ Kid Clay
Lunch Time Mix with DJ Kid Clay
Morgan  Waller Kid  Clay
· Expo
Virtual Diversity Career Fair
Virtual Diversity Career Fair


Kevin Smith

Business Coach/Consultant, The E. Perspective

Morgan Waller

Moderator - Director Membership Services

Sawm Soltani

Program Success Coordinator, Founders First Capital Partners, LLC.

Jazmin Garcia

Resource Navigators, ChiBizHub

Cherice Williams

Senior Brand Manager, Beam Suntory

Kid Clay

DJ Kid Clay

Latham Williams

Co-Founder/Principle HeadLights, LLC.

Antonio Dangerfield

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Wintrust

Kendra Thomas

Resource Navigators, ChiBizHub

Woodie Green

Vice President, National Accounts Relationship Manager at JP Morgan Chase

Lizzy (LEE-see) Diaz-Ortiz

Vice President Advisor, Governance and Inclusion at BMO Harris Bank

Andrew Higney

Chief Development Officer at Northwestern Mutual

Amelia Jackson

President - NBMBAA, Chicago Chapter

J. Vincent Williams MBA

President & CEO at Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

Richard Taylor

Client Service Manager at ADP

Torri Fisher

Product Manager, Global Digital Core & Menu Services at McDonald's

Bruce Thompson

Interim President & CEO of NBMBAA

Maia Davis-Singleton

Director of Global Operations at Discover Financial Services


Vice President, Global Business Transformation at McCormick & Company

Watchen Nyanue

SVP of Marketing Partnerships at Chicago Sky

Caroline Liu

Senior Director of Customer Loyalty & Insight, Global Insights at Walgreens

Rashidi Hodari

Managing Director, Tequila & Regional Brand House at Beam Suntory

Stacy Crook

Vice President Strategic Programming - NBMBAA, Chicago Chapter

LuTonda Baumgardner

Moderator - Director Career and Professional Development, NBMBAA, Chicago Chapter

Melinda Jordan

Moderator - Director Entrepreneurship, NBMBAA, Chicago Chapter

J Israel Greene

Leadership Expert & Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Specialist

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NBMBAA lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers

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National Black MBA Chicago

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BMO Harris Bank

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Beam Suntory

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Champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America

National Black MBA Association, Inc

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Northwestern Mutual

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