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
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