Corporate Counsel Men of Color Launches Inaugural Men of Color Career|Life and Power Networking Conference

by January 15, 2018

 Gathering Will Bring Together Men of Color from Multiple Industries, Including STEM, Law, Finance, Medical, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, and Government, for Progress in Diversity and Career Development

Laurie N. Robinson-Hyden, founder of Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC)

Washington, DC — Corporate Counsel Men of Color® (“CCMC”), a subsidiary of Corporate Counsel Women of Color and a support network for men of color, will convene its inaugural Men of Color Career|Life Strategies and Power Networking Conference on June 15, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event will have attendees from multiple industries, including STEM, law, and finance, just to name a few. In addition to an itinerary filled with informative sessions, workshops, and headlining speakers, CCMC will also host a Golf Networking Tournament and Luncheon the day prior, on June 14, 2018, at the National Golf Club in Fort Washington, Maryland.

CCMC gained national headlines last year when it launched the groundbreaking Men of Color survey, which measured and assessed the experiences of men of color in the workplace. Uniquely, the survey was open to men of color in all industries and measured seven key components: (1) Career Goals, (2) Feedback and Relationships, (3) Diversity and Initiatives Within the Company, (4) Company Culture, (5) Sponsorship, (6) Employee Engagement, and (7) Future Plans to Stay or Leave Their Current Company. This year’s event programming is centered around the survey components and will address relevant topics such as leadership, career management, leading teams, health and wellness, and financial management.

“The first Men of Color event will be a forum where we can share the current findings from the study and focus groups, and to provide support to career-minded men of color who are looking to advance in their respective industries,” said Laurie N. Robinson Haden, Founder and CEO of CCWC. “This cutting-edge event will be life-changing for men of color as it is the event that will leave attendees feeling empowered and will set them on a course of being all they were created to be to achieve greatness,” said Conference Host David P. Haden, Sr.

Hines E. Ward, Jr., former wide receiver for the 2006 Super Bowl XL Champion Pittsburgh Steelers and voted MVP of Super Bowl XL for his outstanding performance, will be a featured keynote speaker for the conference and will participate in a fireside chat. “A Conversation with Football Legend Hines E. Ward, Jr.” will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m on June 15, 2018.

Other thought leaders and motivational and noteworthy speakers featured during the CCMC conference include:

* Clarence Otis, Jr. (former CEO, Darden Restaurants, and Board Member, Verizon)

* Rodney Slater (former Secretary of Transportation and Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP)

* Dr. Ian Smith (Fitness Expert and Author)

* Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (Eighth District — New York

* Chef Jeff Henderson (Chef, Author, and Star of “Flip My Food”)

* Lloyd Boston (Stylist and Author)

* Susan L. Taylor (Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine)

* B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr. (President & CEO, Industrial Bank)

* Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning, Jr. (Senior Pastor, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, Maryland)

* Manny Gonzales (Senior Director — Multicultural, Moët Hennessy USA)

* Steve Pemberton (Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Best-Selling Author)

and more…


About Corporate Counsel Men of Color®
Corporate Counsel Men of Color is a subsidiary of Corporate Counsel Women of Color. The mission of the Corporate Counsel Men of Color is to provide a support network for men of color in the workplace and is further designed to foster diversity and connect men of color in all professions. CCMC made national headlines last year when the organization launched the groundbreaking study on the work experiences of men of color working in multiple industries.

About Corporate Counsel Women of Color®
Corporate Counsel Women of Color is an organization committed to fostering and supporting all aspects of global diversity in the legal profession. It has more than 3,600 members serving as general counsel, corporate counsel, and in other capacities for Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, nonprofit corporations, and other entities in the United States and abroad. CCWC made national headlines in 2011 when it launched the groundbreaking research report “Perspectives of Women of Color Attorneys in Corporate Legal Departments,” which provided the legal profession with the tools and best practices to engage, leverage, and maximize the talented pool of women of color attorneys within their ranks.

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