“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.
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.
Michael Ladipo ’21, Donovan Dean ’22, Nesa Mangal ’22, and Cameron Merritt ’22 of Kellogg’s Evening & Weekend MBA Program’s Black Management Association share their perspectives on the calls for racial justice and the change they want to see reflected at Kellogg and in businesses across the world.
Hear from Team Blynergy, who placed 2nd in Kellogg Design Competition (KDC), on their experience in this year’s competition.
“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.
“I knew in my heart that in order to make the tech ecosystem more equitable, it was imperative that I become a venture capitalist. I had to make my seat at the table. So, I set out on the path to accomplish this goal,” Veronica Reaves (1Y 2020) says.
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.
Team members of the Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management, Elise Madrick Townsend and Jennifer Paul, share how they leveraged the unique position of their department to launch the Equity Essentials video series.
“We all play a role in keeping the foot on the gas pedal, striving towards even greater gender equity and keeping the momentum going,” Marissa Wizig (2Y 2021) says, co-president of Kellogg’s Full-Time Women’s Business Association.