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The Intersection of Business & Education (LEAD 2020 is now VIRTUAL)

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The 2020 HBCUgrow LEAD Conference & Awards is here! This year's theme: The Intersection of Business and Education. This forum will bring together leadership from HBCUs and MSIs to engage with corporate diversity, inclusion and equity leaders.

This year's HBCUgrow LEAD Conference & Awards will be held on April 7. Due to travel challenges for many of our speakers and participants, the conference will be held virtually. We thank Virginia Union University for offering their beautiful Living & Learning Center and are sorry we will miss hosting the event there this year.

Here's the agenda:

8:30 - 9a Login to Conference Platform

9:00 - 10:10a Welcome and Building Equity & Business Partnerships (Keynote)

It seems as if everyone has a diversity and inclusion policy today, but how many are truly effective? Join us as we learn about a partnership between Red Ventures and Johnson C. Smith University that is really working. You'll leave today understanding more about how you can build strong partnerships that lead to true equity.

10:20 - 11:20a Business Panel

Ask questions of our business panelists on what has worked (and what hasn't) for their diversity and inclusion programs. They will field your questions on how they have achieved success and what the future looks like. Panelists include:

  • Maria Pia Tamburri, Dominion Energy
  • Don Lee, Impact Professional Group, Inc.
  • E.J. Dickerson, PwC
  • Susan Jacobs, Huntington Ingalls
  • Dr. Jennifer Farmer, Northrop Grumman

11:30a - 12:30p Presidential Panel

The Presidential Panel – a conference favorite – is back! Every college and university wants to see its students graduate and have a successful career. Hear how Presidents are addressing equity challenges and building corporate partnerships in the ever-changing HBCU higher-ed environment. Schools and businesses are invited to ask questions and share their needs and expectations. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Hakim Lucas, President, Virginia Union University
  • Dr. Aminta Breaux, President, Bowie State University
  • Dr. Roslyn Artis, President, Benedict College
  • Dr. Donald Palm, Provost, Virginia State University

12:30 - 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30p Presentation 2020 LEAD Awards

Join us to celebrate the 2020 LEAD Awards! Awards are chosen based on input from the public and our judges panel. Be the first to see and congratulate the winners for:

  • LEAD Innovation
  • LEAD Marketing
  • LEAD Website
  • LEAD Military-Friendly
  • Best Leadership

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