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Wharton’s 47th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Conference

19 February 2021 @ February 19

Blueprint: Bridging Pathways to Scale Black Ingenuity

The Wharton School’s African American MBA Association (“AAMBAA”), in partnership JPMorgan Chase Advancing Black Pathways, is pleased to announce this year’s 47th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Conference, “Blueprint: Bridging Pathways To Scale Black Ingenuity” on February 19 and 20, 2021.

More information about the virtual conference can be found at

The conference theme is meant to shed light on the history and culture of entrepreneurship within the Black community and promote groundbreaking, competitive, and sustainable innovation.

The conference, led by a student-run organization of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will include two days’ worth of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions, covering finance, technology, fashion, real estate, entrepreneurship, sports, and media & entertainment; networking opportunities with conference sponsors; and the inaugural Innovation & Black Entrepreneurship Series and relaunched New Venture Competition where founders will compete for $175,000 in prizes.

This year, presenting keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Iman Abuzeid, Founder & CEO of Incredible Health
  • Stacy Brown-Philpot, Founding Member of SoftBank Opportunity Fund and Former CEO of TaskRabbit
  • Billy Dexter, Partner of Heidrick & Struggles
  • Dan Getelman, Founder & CTO of Remix
  • Carla Harris, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Morgan Stanley
  • Erika H. James, Dean of the Wharton School
  • Brian Lamb, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • John Rogers, Chairman, Co-CEO, CIO of Ariel Investments
  • Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands
  • Suzanne Shank, President & CEO of Siebert Williams Shank & Co.
  • Dmitri Stockton, Board Director of Deere & Company, Target Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker, and Ryder Systems
  • Tristan Walker, Founder & CEO of Walker & Company Brands
  • Lisa Wardell, Chairman & CEO of Adtalem Global Education
  • Robin Washington, Board Director of Alphabet, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., and
  • Christopher Williams, Chairman of Siebert Williams Shank & Co.
  • Ryan Williams, Founder & CEO of Cadre

$36.39 – $62.16 Open to the public
244 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10001
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