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Black Executive Roundtable at the Apollo Theater

  • The Apollo Theater, Soundstage 253 W 125th St New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Black Executive Roundtable: Diversity in Corporate America: How a collectivistic culture impacts authenticity and influences success

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Apollo historical tour (optional)
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Registration and networking reception
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. - Roundtable discussion

The Tri-State Black Professional Network (BPN) and Advancing Black Executives (ABE) are hosting a Black Executive Roundtable to discuss and explore perspectives on diversity & inclusion (D&I) business strategies. The roundtable discussion will be moderated by EY's Orlan Boston, Americas Life Sciences TAS Leader, who will ask panelists to share their personal perspectives and insights on authenticity and the benefits of a D&I work culture.

The panelists for the program are:

  • Michael Sneed - Vice President Global Corporate Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
  • Kym Hubbard - Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Investments, EY
  • William Plummer - Chief Financial Officer, United Rentals
  • Juanita W. Russell - Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, MersCorp Holdings, Inc.
  • Anthony Redding - Chief Financial Officer & Director, Internal Audit; Divisional VP, Chief Administrative Office, Kodak

In an increasingly global landscape, doing business while driving diversity is becoming more dynamic and complex. Many organizations have developed programs that connect professionals in meaningful ways. These programs promote a collectivistic culture, drive the business imperative and achieve success; however, there is still progress to be made.

Below is a sample of some questions this session will explore:

  • What does being authentic at work really mean?
  • What are the traits of an authentic professional?
  • How can authenticity be leveraged to impact your career success?
  • How can we better understand the complexity of being professionals of color in corporate America and embrace our differences to unify, improve and be successful?
  • Should black professionals seek black executives sponsors and mentors, or is it more important to be mentored by someone of a different race or ethnicity?

This is an invitation only event for NABA NY members/partners.