“By hosting sessions on the challenges faced by current key industries of interest at Kellogg, we hoped our classmates and other business school students would be able to identify an ally and anti-racism journey that is uniquely personal to them,” Courtney Weldon (MMM 2021), co-chair of BMAC, says.
“BHM has always been very inspirational to me because it highlights people in the Black diaspora who had the courage and audacity to stand up for what they believe and go after the things they want — even when faced with adversities unique to Black people,” Jenieri Cyrus (2Y 2021) says.
“For brand marketers, the Super Bowl is, and always has been, about the ads,” Michelle Hu and Carmen Ferraro (both 2021) say.
The Full-Time Black Management Association’s executive director for Black History Month, Courtney Weldon (MMM 2021), shares insight into the diverse set of programming for BMA Week 2021, scheduled for this week and next.
“We’ve lived through the era of BlackBerry Messenger, Viber, Skype calls and eventually, WhatsApp. Long-distance tech? We’ve seen it all,” Devesh Jhunjhunwala (2Y 2021) says.
Ezinna Nwokonko (2Y 2021) shares her journey to Kellogg, navigating a virtual Product Marketing Manager internship at Facebook and what’s next in her career pursuits.
“Social Impact Week is all about convening spaces for the greater Kellogg community to engage in different facets of social impact, especially opportunities to get involved here on campus and pathways to drive impact after graduation,” Kristen Kelly (2Y 2021) and Carli Chovick (2Y 2022) say.
In his second post, Jay Trewn (JD-MBA 2021) shares how he harnessed the strength of his community to raise awareness and seek justice.
In his first post in a three-part series, Jay Trewn (JD-MBA 2021) shares a racist encounter he experienced with police in his own backyard. In a show of true resilience, he and his wife, Lindsay, used this confrontation to catalyze progress.
“I decided to write about something that affects all facets of my life and it’s a topic I’ve become increasingly passionate about since 2014. And that was my Muslim-ness, a characteristic of my background that I had subconsciously worked very hard to erase,” Iffat Siddiqui (2Y 2021) says.
“I wanted — and still want — to spend my career supporting extraordinary interventions that change the lives of those systematically denied the opportunity to succeed,” Josh Nathan (JD-MBA 2021) says.