Group of attendees at Black Affinity Dinner last year

Black Unity Summit

The Black Unity Summit is an annual event that seeks to bring together Black students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Babson College to foster a network and build community, offer a space of celebration of Black excellence and leadership, and develop a greater capacity for entrepreneurial leadership that will benefit Black leaders of all kinds.

Black Unity Summit: Black Babson—Past, Present, and Future

Agenda at a Glance

Friday April 1, 2022
6–9 p.m. Welcome Dinner & Networking
  6–7 p.m. Cocktail Hour
  7–9 p.m. Dinner
Updates from: The BSU, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, the Black Babson Alumni Alliance, DEI Trustee Committee, DoIE
Spotlight Address by: Keynote Speaker Jeff Perry ’87 P’23, Chair, Board of Trustees
Saturday April 2, 2022
8–9 a.m. Breakfast
9–10 a.m. Breakout Sessions focusing on Black Mental Health
Option 1: Caring for our brothers: Black Men’s Mental Health
Option 2: Meta-stereotypes and their impact on Black Women
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Alumni Panels
Topics include: Stories of Success/Failure, Black Wealth Management Growth and Maintenance, Generational Wealth & Building within Communities
12–1 p.m. Lunch
Remarks by: President Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD, MBA’92
1–2:30 p.m. Collaboration Competition
2:30–3 p.m. Leadership Spotlight
Keynote Speaker: Donna Levin, Chief Executive Officer Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership
3–3:30 p.m. Collaboration Competition winners announcement & Closing