Inaugural LeBow Inclusive Impact Day

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: 
Gerri C. Elbow Hall 3220 Market Street
Philadelphia
United States

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) entrepreneurs have historically experienced barriers in access to capital even though small businesses and business creation are the front-runners of the American economy.

The challenges that work at deterring BIPOC entrepreneurs are the result of unconscious biases and systemic inequities that have designed an immense racial wealth gap, and in turn are holding our economy back from attaining greater financial capital. These barriers make it difficult for BIPOC entrepreneurs to gain access to influential social and personal networks.

Join Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business for our Inaugural LeBow Inclusive Impact Day. We have curated a panel of business leaders from the community to partake in an in-depth conversation to address how the University as a whole can build a strong relationship with small businesses and business creation. The dialogue will examine the challenges that BIPOC business owners face, share their triumphs and provide advice to students, alumni, staff and faculty on navigating the entrepreneurial framework.

Student Case Competition
Register here: https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/event/2022/05/01/lebow-s-inaugural-inclusiv…

Keynote Speaker: Jabari Jones ’16, president, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative

Moderator: Vibhas Madan, dean at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business

Panelists:

  • Shaon Berry, CEO and founder, Metro Esports 
  • Tonya Ladipo, LCSW, CEO and founder, The Ladipo Group 
  • Iola Harper, MA, senior executive vice president, The Enterprise Center 
  • Yvonne Blake, owner, Hakim’s Bookstore 
  • Theresa Shropshire, CEO and founder, Nalaverse
 

Who should attend?

Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Business Community
Categories
Event Type: 
Conferences
Topic: 
Business and Commerce
Topic: 
Networking
Topic: 
Community Development
Topic: 
Economic Development
Topic: 
Entrepreneurship