Jopwell Talks

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October 21 – 22, 2020

Jopwell Talks is Jopwell’s annual summit that explores and celebrates what it means to be a person of color in the workplace. Join us on October 21-22, 2020 for two days of inspirational talks, interactive workshops, and innovative activations.

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Day 1

Campus Track – We’re bringing diverse students together for a full afternoon of conversations and workshops.

Workshops range from learning how to hack the coding interview, finance college with scholarships and grants, and leveraging your liberal arts degree for a career in business. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit participating company booths during the Career Fair portion.

  • 3:45 PM Virtual Doors Open
  • 4:00 PM Live DJ
  • 4:10 PM – 5:00 PM

Talk #1

Oscar Perez, Head of Diversity Programs and Initiatives at Facebook

Theme: Career Journeys and Pathways

Moderator: Alberto Tornés, Sr. Account Manager at Jopwell

Talk #2

Julian Brave Noisecat, Vice President of Policy & Strategy at Data for Progress

Theme: Leveraging Identity in Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Logan Jacobs, Assistant Director & Coordinator for Native American Recruitment (Haliwa-Saponi, Coharie) at NYU Office of Admissions

  • 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Networking
  • 5:15 PM – 5:40 PM

Talk #3

Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer at Google

Theme: Driving DEI for Global Organizations

  • 5:40 PM – 6:45 PM Virtual Career Fair
  • 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Workshops
  • 8:00 PM Closing remarks, networking, DJ

Day 2

Professional Track – We connected IRL last year, and this year you can expect a similar lineup of innovators, mentors, and resources. Workshops include preparing for a career transition, updating your resume for a new remote landscape, and learning the ins and outs of joining a professional board.

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  • 3:45 PM Virtual Doors Open
  • 4:00 PM Live DJ
  • 4:10 PM – 5:00 PM

Talk #1

Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, President of Howard University

Theme: The Future of Minority Serving Institutions

Moderator: Porter Braswell, Jopwell CEO and Co-Founder

Talk #2 TO BE ANNOUNCED!

  • 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Networking
  • 5:15 PM – 5:40 PM

Talk #3

Michele Roberts, Executive Director at National Basketball Players Association

Theme: Leadership and Policy-Making

Moderator: Tani Brown, Head of Community at Jopwell

  • 5:40 PM – 6:45 PM Virtual Activations
  • 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Workshops
  • 8:00 PM Closing remarks, networking, DJ

Jopwell Talks is Jopwell’s experiential brand focused on providing Black, Latinx and Native American professionals the premiere hub for meaningful, authentic conversations on what it means to be a POC in the workplace. We launched in 2019 with an inaugural summit & look forward to expanding in 2020!

JopwellTalks.com is your go-to hub for all-things Jopwell Talks including event recaps, coverage, 2020 plans and more!

Check out our 2019 Jopwell Talks Summit Recap below!

2019 SUMMIT RECAP

On October 15 at the Brooklyn Museum, Jopwell Talks brought together a diverse set of influential trailblazers and curated conversations that educated and motivated our audience. Attendees left with perspectives perspectives that inspired them to push their careers forward while they built a stronger network of peers and allies. We are looking forward to hosting another summit in 2020!

Jopwell Talks 2019 Coverage

NEWS & MEDIA

  • Jopwell: Inside Jopwell Talks: Conversations That Inspire and Build Community
  • Jopwell: Ten Notable Takeaways From Jopwell Talks
  • Black Enterprise: Gayle King to be a Featured Speaker at Jopwell Conference in NYC
  • Black Enterprise: Gayle King, Marcus Samuelsson, and More open Up About Workplace Diversity at Jopwell Talks Summit

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