“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.
“I’d still consider BHM to be a check-in point, but now it revolves around strategizing my plans for community activism, identifying gaps in my own knowledge because the Black experience is not a monolith, and finding new ways to contribute to young Black professionals via mentorship,” Sammy Goldstein (2Y 2022).
Members of Team Rise of the JEDI, Sam Wargolet (1Y 2021) and Em Kuo (MMM 2022), share their experience placing as semi-finalists in the competition, as well as their work in a racial justice and equity.
“Systemic racism is a very real and urgent problem. I believe that history provides much needed context for the challenges we face today, and betters equips us to design comprehensive solutions that continually push us towards equitable progress,” Kyron Whitfield (MMM 2022) 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.
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.
To recognize Black History Month, Inside Kellogg will be featuring the diverse perspectives and reflections from members of Kellogg’s Black community, along with stories that promote allyship and inspire progress. Stay tuned for more!
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Two military values close to my heart that have influenced my time at Kellogg are the importance of being a good teammate and the value of service.” Hear reflections from some of our female Veterans in the Full-Time Program on how their service experience shaped who they are as leaders today.