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Babson Hosts 19th Annual Black Affinity Conference

The 19th annual Babson Black Affinity Conference– Entrepreneuring While Black – will take place February 24-26, 2017 on Babson’s Wellesley campus.

Hosted by Babson’s Black Affinity Network, the conference is an opportunity for Babson students, alumni, faculty, and staff to engage in meaningful networking and professional development, while celebrating the importance of diversity and inclusion at Babson.

Sessions will include “Why Representation Matters: Navigating the Entertainment Industry as a POC”, “Maximizing Your 5-9: Leveraging Your After Hours”, and “Mind Mapping: Making Your Dreams Come True!”

Speakers will include Walton Isaacson Co-Founder Aaron Walton ‘83. Founded in 2005 by marketing innovators Aaron Walton, Cory Isaacson and partner Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Walton Isaacson (WI) provides strategic and creative solutions to some of the world’s largest and most aggressive brand marketers. This innovative agency model marries award-winning, full-service advertising, digital and social capabilities across multiple disciplines, providing value and efficiency to partners. WI’s marketing specializations include Sports, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Experiential and Branded Content, as well as cultural expertise across General Market, Black, Hispanic and LGBT consumer segments. WI is headquartered in Chicago and Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York, Miami and Tokyo, for more information on Walton Isaacson, please visit.

The conference will also include a career discussion with industry representatives and the first BAC Gala.

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About Black Affinity Network

The Black Affinity Conference is part of the Black Affinity Network.

The Babson Black Affinity Network was created to:

  1. Promote communication between current students and alums
  2. Facilitate networking and job opportunities
  3. Help Babson College continue to recruit, retain and matriculate students

The Black Affinity Network is an official affinity group of Babson College and can make great things happen through your support. We are in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign which you can be a part of and help move the Black Affinity Network forward. Enjoy the short video below and give what you can.

This conference is hosted by the Black Affinity Network in collaboration with the undergraduate students from the Black Student Union and graduate students from Babson Black MBA.