Babson to Host First-Ever ‘Adversity in Diversity Forum: Moving Beyond Barriers’
Babson Black MBA, in association with Out Network, MENA, BAWMBA, Net Impact, Usurpers will be holding the Adversity in Diversity Forum: Moving Beyond Barriers October 29, 2016 in Olin Hall.
In the past year Babson as well as campuses around the nation engaged in essential conversations about pressing issues surrounding equality, justice, accountability and support. Those raw discussions spawned a sense of new understanding for some and action in others. Though some progress has been made there is still much more work to be done and in light of a crucial election year, important conversations that break down cultural barriers and encourage collaboration for change is imperative in our society today.
The mission of this forum is to engage in candid dialogue, deepen an understanding of breaking down cultural barriers, and apply entrepreneurial thinking in how business leaders can take action in solving some of today’s most pressing diversity and inclusion issues. The topics discussed will range from Race, Gender, and Sexuality, to Immigration, Islamophobia, and Mental Health with a vision to promote cultural consciousness, competence, and coalescence.
- Jennifer Gilhool (Keynote Speaker) Founder and CEO of Pink Streak Ink and Gender Economics Lab
- Jane Edmonds Successful Entrepreneur and Vice President for Programming and Community Outreach at Babson College
- Denzil Mohammed Director, Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center
- Brandale Randolph Founder and majority owner of the 1854 Cycling Company and Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Project: Poverty