What we learned co-chairing Kellogg’s BMA Conference

As co-chairs of Kellogg’s Black Management Association Conference, our vision was to perpetuate the long-standing tradition and strength of the longest-running conference at Kellogg. It was our distinct goal to create a worthwhile conference that was forward thinking, would attract a diverse audience and would leave them inspired to be better leaders.

Understanding the importance of peer leadership, we set out to select a committed, highly motivated team that would help us fulfill this vision. From the planning phase to the day of the conference, we learned a tremendous amount through co-chairing such a significant event.

Jim Reynolds ’82, on the value of building coalitions

The Kellogg Black Management Association hosted its annual BMA Conference earlier this month. The event was titled “The Balancing Act,” and the day featured conversations with a collection of prominent Kellogg alumni and influential business leaders.

The event was highlighted by a morning conversation between Dean Sally Blount and Jim Reynolds ’82, founder, chairman and CEO of Loop Capital.

What you can expect at Diversity Weekend

Are you still looking to experience what it would be like pursuing your MBA at Kellogg? If so, you might want to consider attending our upcoming Diversity Weekend.

Diversity Weekend is an annual preview event for prospective students hosted by the Kellogg Admissions Team, the Africa Business Club, Black Management Association and Hispanic Management Association.

This year’s event is scheduled for Nov. 7-9.

Cultural Capital: A Different Kind of Wealth

Every year, Kellogg students, with the help of key administrators, plan and execute tremendous conferences for the benefit of the Kellogg, Northwestern and the greater Chicago community. And, every year, the Black Management Association (BMA) Conference is one not to miss. This year’s conference, themed “Cultural Capital: Cross-Cultural Influence in the Global Marketplace,” took place… Continue reading

What’s in a Weekend?

Well, it’s officially March, and finals are not just around the corner but firmly on this side of the corner, and my second quarter at Kellogg is more or less complete. Looking back over my past couple of weekends, it’s not surprising that we’re all shocked that the quarter went by in the blink of… Continue reading