Saturday, March 31, 2018
Registration, Breakfast & Headshots
Free Headshots Provided by Jopwell
Welcome & Introduction
Rodney Williams, CEO & President of Belvedere
Panel Breakout: "Financial Inclusion in Today's Society"
Panel Break: "Social Enterprise for Black Advancement"
Session Speakers Kim Lew, Chief Investment Officer of the Carnegie Corporation
Ann Mathews, Managing Director - Equity Derivative Sales, Goldman Sachs
Lawrence C. Manson, Jr. CBS '85, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of NexTier Companies, LLC Verdun Perry, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Partners at Blackstone
Session Speakers Donnel Baird CBS '13, Founder & CEO of BlocPower
Kelly Burton, CEO of Founders of Color
Bill Bynum, Founder & CEO of Hope Credit Union Connie Evans, President & CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity Catherine Hoke, Founder & CEO of Defy Ventures
Roy Swan, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation
Lightning Talk Breakout: "The Business of Music"
Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO Translation and United Masters in conversation with Andre Harrell , Vice Chairman of Revolt TV & Media
Moderated by Clay Irving CBS '08, Business Development Vice President at Live Nation
Lightning Talk Breakout: "Black Brand Ownership in the Digital Age "
Esi Eggleston Bracey, EVP and COO of Unilever Personal Care North America in conversation with Richelieu Dennis, Founder & CEO of Sundial Brands Moderated by Danielle Moten CBS '10, Marketing Consultant at Coty Inc.
Networking Lunch with Corporate Sponsors
Panel Breakout: "Tech*nically Black"
Panel Breakout: "Telling, Owning, and Monetizing Our Story"
Moderated by Janaye Ingram, Director of National Partnerships at AirBnB
Session Speakers Julia Collins, Co-Founder & President of Zume Pizza
Peter Boyce II, Partner at General Catalyst & Founder of Rough Draft Ventures Nancy Douyon, User Experience Lead at Uber
Erica Minnihan CBS '04, Managing Partner at 1000 Angels Ryan Williams, Founder and CEO of Cadre
Moderated by Sam French, Head of Strategy & Business Development at A24 Session Speakers Peggy Byrd, Senior Vice President of Multicultural Strategy and Sales at iHeart Media
Michelle Ebanks, President of Essence Communications Inc. Elliott Wilson, Editorial Director at Tidal
Sponsored by Unilever
Jerri DeVard, Chief Marketing Officer of Office Depot
11:00 pm–4:00 am
Solomon & Kuff