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Iowa City, IA 52242
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black in Business Dinner
The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) and the Tippie College of Business will hold this event each Spring.
For students: email invites are forthcoming in January 2022, so please mark your calendars for that email invite.
The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) and the Tippie College of Business held this event on February 24, 2018, to focus on the cultivation of our next leaders, supporting their growth, igniting their passions, and connecting them to successful professionals.
Quotes from Participants:
“I learned to say yes to opportunities even if it sounds terrifying for me.”
“I connected with various professionals, some that I believe will be valuable to my network as connections to possibly work for in the future.”
“I was able to connect with a couple of individuals because of this, who I now have the ability to email and keep in contact with. Hopefully, these connections blossom into somewhat of a path for me to follow through the rest of my time at Iowa and beyond.”
The Center for Diversity and Enrichment would like to thank the following people and organizations for their contributions to this series:
Diversity Resource Team, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Marketing and Design
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC)
The Black in Business Series strives to bring professionals from around the nation and in our backyard to campus to create an experience that we hope will inspire students and staff to improve their professionalism and keep moving forward in their respective fields of interest. Below you will find who we have invited to campus or professionals that are already on campus that will be speaking at our events:
Simeon is the co-founder of the Iowa Fashion Project (IFP) and co-creator of Flyover Fashion Fest.
Kyra is the co-founder of Regi Me.
Carlos is the principal of Metro High School.
Andre serves as the Executive Director of The Englert Theatre and is also the co-founder/director of Mission Creek Festival and Witching Hour, key initiatives of The Englert.
Tuma Basa: global programming head of hip-hop at Spotify—is arguably the most important tastemaker in hip-hop music today. Personally choosing every song that goes onto the Rap Caviar playlist is a particular kind of power. With over 5.7 million followers, the service’s second most popular playlist has been partially responsible for the overnight success of artists like Lil Uzi Vert (whose daily Spotify streams leaped from 442,000 to over one million after strategic Rap Caviar placement), Rae Sremmurd, Migos and, more recently, Los Angeles' very own Kyle.
Harold is the Founder & CEO of BANDWAGON - an online marketplace and fan community designed to improve the game-day experience for sports fans everywhere. Also, as a leader in the growing startup community in Greenville, South Carolina, he is the Co-Managing Director of Collective - a co-working space for small teams and entrepreneurs; Director of the Founder Institute-Greenville chapter; and is a member of NEXT as well as the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. He also recently participated in the Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange Program in Durham, NCA man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Harold is actively involved in Rebuild Upstate, TEDx, and Hands On Greenville. As a strong believer in mentorship, he makes time to speak with youth and his fellow peers about his journey to entrepreneurship and how he has found success along the way.