Black in Business Series: Black Creative Professionals Panel

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Room W151 Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

This panel aims to bring individuals together who are using their innovative ideas and creative minds to impact the work that they do; whether it be for community efforts or for-profit. Panelists will be invited to speak on their experiences and share knowledge with the students as they ask questions and seek empowerment in their own journeys. The milestones that these students meet in their transformative transition from college into their professional lives are critical and crucial to the empowerment, inspiration, and enlightenment of the generations that come after them.  We would hope that you can participate in the passing of knowledge, skill, and information to our bright and vibrant students at here at the University of Iowa.

The event will also be a unique combination of current undergraduate students and high school students that we are bringing to campus that day in collaboration with the UI Office of Admissions. The goal of bringing high school students into the space is to extend our outreach and create pathways for these students in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, the arts, and non-profit work.

The Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business coordinate the Black in Business series in order to expand dialogue in the Black community around issues of higher education, business, and entrepreneurship. The series hopes to broaden the perspectives of Black students and expose them to unique mentorship opportunities. This series is in collaboration with the Division of Student Life's Being Black@Iowa Project. Our goal is that students will learn more about business from black professionals, discover their inner entrepreneur, and be empowered. Students do not have to be business majors to attend as we encourage them to see that anything they do in their professions can be seen as a business.