BLACK ENTERPRISE Holds Symposium on “Educating Our Daughters – Preparing Our Next Women of Power,” focused on STEM Education

BLACK ENTERPRISE LOGOBOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 — Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is pleased to present “Educating Our Daughters—Preparing Our Next Women of Power,” on Thursday, February 27, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla. The forum will take place as part of the agenda of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. The symposium is part of the Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce series created by Black Enterprise and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The series aims to cultivate a conversation between top leaders in business, philanthropy and education about the critical challenges facing the American K-12 and postsecondary educational system. The symposium series has been held in Memphis, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio;Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

The Black Enterprise “Educating Our Daughters—Preparing Our Next Women of Power” symposium will focus on strategies to increase the number of black women in industries related to STEM — science, technology, engineering and math, and ways to engage students and prepare them for the 21st century workforce. Symposium speakers will also focus on how corporate and business leaders, policy makers and civic organizations can act as change agents, mentors and influencers in order to advance STEM education for girls of color.

The “Educating Our Daughters”symposium is open to the general public. To RSVP, click on the following link: http://www.blackenterprise.com/billandmelindagateswps/

Symposium: Educating Our Daughters – Preparing Our Next Women of Power
When:            Thursday, February 27, 2014   – Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where:           Boca Raton Resort & Club
Grand Ballroom B
Boca Raton, Fla.

Moderators
Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Confirmed Speakers
Kimberly Bryant, Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls Code
Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College
Sandra Finley, President & CEO, League of Black Women
Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell, Founder & President, ASCENT

“It is imperative that business leaders’ partner with the academic community to ensure that our schools are producing graduates with the skills we desire for our businesses to remain competitive in this global economy,” says Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., President and CEO,BLACK ENTERPRISE. “Black Enterprise has consistently addressed the achievements and development of girls and women, championing their efforts to gain the necessary preparation and education to lead productive lives. We are proud to have the support of theBill & Melinda Gates Foundation to increase the focus on solutions that cannot be successfully executed without business leaders being fully committed to reforming education for the better.”

BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month,BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 4.1 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends. 

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SOURCE Black Enterprise

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A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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