Prescription for Change:
ADDRESSING INEQUITY IN BLACK HEALTH

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light many of the healthcare disparities we have all known to exist since America’s inception. With the disproportionate effects of the virus within Black and brown communities and the warranted skepticism of the vaccine, there is an urgency to better understand how our healthcare system ails minorities and the path forward. Join us as we discuss the implications of an inequitable healthcare system and how we can do our part to dismantle it.

Stacey D. Stewart

CEO of March of Dimes

Dr. Renée Branch

CEO of The Michigan Public Health Institute

Moderator:
Sandrine Nkuranga, MBA2


Access Granted:
THE BLACK GUIDE TO WEALTH

According to the Institute for Policy Studies, the wealth disparity between black and white families will take approximately 228 years to close. With generational wealth as the foundation for access to better education, health and jobs, its time we get black professionals at the proverbial wealth table. Join us as we discuss personal wealth creation and ways to leverage Black prosperity to close the racial wealth gap.

Ross Mac

Creator of the Maconomics

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus

Founder and CEO of EnrichHER

Sheneya Wilson

Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Investor, and Educator

Moderator:
Russell WIlliams, MBA2


Beyond the Vote:
GUIDE TO CENTERING BLACKNESS IN POLICY

With the 2020 election, the Georgia Senate runoff, and the growth of the #BLM movement, we have seen the power of the Black vote and inversely, the power of unjust policies and the systems that uphold them. Now more than ever, there is a greater necessity for engagement and activism in all spheres of life. Join us as we discuss the policies that specifically disenfranchise the Black community and ways we as business leaders can engage in our workplaces and society to strengthen Black political involvement.

Ifeoma Ike

Attorney, Researcher and Entrepreneur

Adrienne Harris

Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan

Caleb Gayle

Author, Cow Tom’s Cabin

Moderator:
J'Taime Lyon, MBA2


The Founder's Playbook:
FORGING THE BLACK PATH TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This past year has increased the spotlight on Black businesses and emphasized the importance and need to buy black. However, what hasn't been discussed are the hurdles minority entrepreneurs face in trying to scale their businesses, from the lack of supportive ecosystems to inaccessibility to capital and everything in between. Join us as we discuss the pathways aspiring and current founders can take to accelerate success in their entrepreneurial journey.

Eric Campbell

Managing Partner at Value Investment Group

Cheryl Campos

Head of Venture Growth and Partnerships at Republic

Latresha "LC" Howland

Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft and Co-Founder of Breadless

Erika Hairston

Co-founder & CEO of Edlyft

Moderator:
Saba Alemnew, MBA2


Alumni panel

Tony Rice II

CEO and Founder of Unarmed

Monique Childress

Founder of Horizon Advisory Group

Victoria Tinsley

Head of Partnerships at Valence

Robert Turner

Operations & Franchising Officer, McDonald's

Moderators:
Jazmin Branch, MBA1 & Markyth Smith, MBA1

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