Inaugural Virtual Conference of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Will Present A Power Forum On Corporate and Black America

A Virtual Immersion of Industry Leaders set to Simulcast on Facebook and YouTube

Atlanta, GA – September 11, 2020  – With a focus 100 Black Men of  America’s economic empowerment and mentoring pillars, the first of the 100 Black Men of America’s Virtual Conference power forums is titled Corporate America and Black America Working Together to Achieve Economic Emancipation.  This forum will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EST).  

The need for diversity and inclusion in all segments of society has become apparent in the current climate.  This very timely session will provide a look at the unequal relationship between corporate America and Black America, which is a major focus for 100 Black Men of America, Inc.   Just as the name suggests, this session is filled with some of the nation’s most powerful corporate leaders.  This session will be led by nationally recognized journalist Roland Martin.  Martin will be joined by leaders representing global corporations who each bring unique perspectives on the topic. They will share both the tangibles and intangibles needed to be Black and successful in corporate America.

Forum Panelists: 

  • Victor Barnes, Vice President, Global Finance, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s Division 
  • Melvin Rodriguez, COO, Mielle Organics 
  • Eric Phillips, Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service and Cargo, Delta Air Lines 
  • Bonita Coleman Stewart, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Google 
  • Kelley Cornish, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Integration Leader, Wells Fargo & Company 

“The 100 has always worked to prepare our mentees at every level with the skills and support they need to gain access and enter the corporate arena.  While the men of the 100 have always understood access to be key, we have also sought to ensure those entering the corporate world  achieve success and longevity.” stated Milton Jones, Treasurer 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and Chair of the Economic Empowerment Committee.   He went on to say, “Our corporate partners have aided us in doing this by not only supporting our vision but also sharing insight with those we serve. We simply could not do this work without them.” 

Sponsors for Power Forum I include Wells Fargo, UPS, Delta Air Lines, The Coca-Cola Company who each provide support for the conference and are legacy sponsors who support the ongoing mentoring and economic empowerment work of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 

This session is free, and the public can access it on Facebook, YouTube or on the 100’s website at 100blackmen.org.  The public can RSVP here to secure a spot and to receive ongoing conference updates. Visit the 100 website at https://conference.100blackmen.org/ for more details, including the agenda, forum details and speaker’s bios. #100VirtualConf, #LeadingWithPurpose.

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.

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