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Northwestern Mutual Returns as a Premier Sponsor of National Black MBA Association Conference and Expo

Northwestern Mutual Returns as a Premier Sponsor of National Black MBA Association Conference and Expo

MILWAUKEESept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual is committed to paving the way for success for African Americans through professional and financial development opportunities. In support of this, the company will sponsor the 2017 National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) Conference and Expo, which kicks off today through Sept. 30in Philadelphia.

The 2017 conference, titled Power of Performance: Leadership at the Next Level, convenes some of the world’s most sought-after African American thought leaders to guide attendees through a week of exploration in education, leadership, career opportunities and networking connections that enable professional development.

“Our goal is to help create a strong financial and professional foundation for African Americans through career opportunities,” said Raymone Jackson, director of diversity and inclusion for Northwestern Mutual. “We believe increased diversity will strengthen our industry with a contribution of valuable perspective and new ideas.”

The company is sponsor of the conference’s Meet the Experts session whose featured speaker is actress Tia Mowry, who gained fame in the hit comedy Sister Sister and currently stars in her own cooking show, Tia Mowry at Home. Other featured speakers include: Kevin Blackistonesports journalist and professor at the Philip Merrill College of JournalismTamron Hall, award-winning broadcast journalist; and Demetria D’Oyley, award-winning writer and journalist.

A long-time sponsor of NBMBAA, Northwestern Mutual has also partnered with ESSENCE and supports the National Association of Black Accountants and other professional organizations to provide career growth, networking and educational opportunities for African Americans. The company recruits at diverse colleges across the nation, seeking talented and diverse job candidates for its corporate office and national network of financial advisors and representatives.

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