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NBMBAA Webinar Academy

The NBMBAA® Webinar Academy is focused
on delivering topics and content that enhances
your professional development and growth.
The webinars are hosted by experts who have been
vetted to share insightful information to help
you achieve your career success!

The NBMBAA® Webinar Academy Archive

As a member, you have unlimited access to all videos in the Webinar Academy.

“Protecting Your Mental Well-Being as an African American in Corporate America” - Mondelez Int'l

Originally aired Oct. 18th, 2022,

NBMBAA® HBCU Crash Course: Alumni Keys to Success – Bank of America

Originally aired Sep. 20th, 2022, 12:00 pm EST

Winning Strategies in Today’s Competitive Landscape -- Danaher

Originally aired Sep. 14th, 2022, noon to 6-7 pm EST

NBMBAA® HBCU Crash Course: Interviewing is a Two-Way Street – Chevron

Originally aired Sep. 13th, 2022, noon to 1 pm EST

Find Your Career Breakthrough with Johnson & Johnson

Word on the Street: Demystifying Working at Google

Originally aired June 28th, 2022

Return to Office - Navigating A Hybrid Workplace - Presented by: Samsung

Originally aired June 21th, 2022

Unapologetically Black: Fostering Inclusion & Living Beyond a Hashtag

Originally aired December 9th, 2021

On December 9th from 6–7 pm ET, the NBMBAA hosted an inclusion experience called “Unapologetically Black: Fostering Inclusion & Living Beyond a Hashtag.” Learn how leaders in the National Black MBA Association are fostering inclusion and systemic change while building a legacy for future generations.

CBRE, Where Do I Fit In?

Originally aired December 7th, 2021

CBRE is a commercial real estate services and investment firm and is one of the largest commercial real estate service companies in the world. On December 7th join CBRE for an enriching discussion on job opportunities and professional access. From seasoned professionals to junior level professionals, current CBRE associates will explore various opportunities you can apply to, as well as advice on landing leadership positions. There will also be a recruitment segment to review early career openings, resume preparation, and the application process. Hear from the CBRE team members like Dr. Ryan Mitchell, Director, Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion CBRE and Jojo Lewis, Transaction Specialist, CBRE, and more. Come learn how you can find your place at CBRE!

Building Your Professional Brand

Originally aired September 28, 2021

Duchess Adjei, Head of Global Communication, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Chrystal Moore, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
Nikki Soares, Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Cytiva

Building your professional brand is an ongoing process that develops throughout your career. For many, it is the culmination of personality, experience, and skills that shape how people perceive you and it’s also what sets you apart from others. Join Danaher’s talented panel as they provide tips on how to build your professional brand that will help to grow your network and showcase your talents to potential employers.

HBCU Career Crash Course: Get Linked

Originally aired September 1, 2021

It’s not who viewed your LinkedIn profile but what is on it that matters.

According to the 2018 Jobvite Recruiter Nation Study, 77 percent of recruiters regularly use LinkedIn to find candidates. What does your LinkedIn profile say about you and your experience?

During this webinar sponsored by LinkedIn, learn how to make your profile get noticed by top recruiters from pros!

NBMBAA® Membership Engagement: How Can I Get More Involved?

Originally aired August 25, 2021

During this session, you will learn about being a more engaged member of NBMBAA! We will share information on the various roles you can play within your local Chapter, including Marketing/Communications, Finance/Fundraising, Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®), and Programming.

This will be an opportunity for Professionals, Students, and Leaders from ALL Chapters to network and take your leadership skills to the next level.

Johnson & Johnson Career Breakthroughs

Originally aired August 24, 2021

Across Johnson & Johnson business in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer health products – we´re redefining what it means to be a big company in the world today. Future generations depend on us for these efforts, and YOU have the potential to help shape that future right now.

Join this conference webinar to learn more about Johnson & Johnson and the opportunities before the NBMBAA® 43rd Annual Conference & Career Expo.

Explore opportunities in:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain and Operations

HBCU Career Crash Course – Get Conference Ready!

Originally aired August 11, 2021

Steven Bow, Vice President, Enterprise Diversity Talent Acquisition, Bank of America
Dontia Brown, AVP, Diversity Campus Strategy Recruiter Global Human Resources, Bank of America

Part of the college experience is figuring out what you want to do after college. And if you have no idea, some idea, or just need a little guidance, the NBMBAA has got you covered. During our HBCU Career Crash Course, you will get insight from Bank of America’s Steven Bow, Vice President, Enterprise Diversity Talent Acquisition, on advancing professionally and financially.

Entrepreneurs Series Part 2: How to Fundraise as an Early-Stage Entrepreneur

Originally aired July 20. 2021

Shawn Hill, Managing Partner, August Hill Partners

Raising institutional capital can enable your business ideas to thrive faster than self-funding or going to friends and family. This webinar will highlight the steps founders and entrepreneurs need to take to raise money at any stage of their business.

The PhD Lifecycle

Originally aired July 15, 2021

Dr. Laquita Blockson, Agnes Scott College, Director of Social Innovation, Associate Professor of Business Management
Dr. Charles Richardson, Dean, Misericordia University
Kalan Norris, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Ph.D. Candidate
Catrina Palmer Johnson, Rutgers Business School, Ph.D. Candidate

Are you considering a PhD? Do you have questions about the process? If so, you don’t want to miss this amazing webinar with our partners from The PhD Project! During the session, you will have the opportunity hear from current PhD candidates and PhD holders as they share why you should get the degree, how to apply, and much more!

NBMBAA Gold Key Access®: How to Become Trinity Health Board Ready

Originally aired July 15, 2021

Gina Bono, Vice President Governance and Office of the President, Trinity Health
Tawnya Morris, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Trinity Health

How to Become Trinity Health Board Ready is a one-hour webinar that provides information on Trinity Health to participants who may be interested in serving in a leadership position on a Regional Health Ministry board or committee.

Webinar Objectives
In this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about Trinity Health’s organization and its mission, vision, and core values
  • Learn about Trinity Health’s leadership, governance structure and its relationship to Catholic Health Ministries
  • Learn Trinity Health’s expectations regarding board member knowledge, skills, experiences, and responsibilities
  • Understand Trinity Health’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Discover Louis Vuitton Americas & Its Commitment to Equitable Workplace & Inclusivity

Originally aired May 20, 2021

Paula Fontana. VP, Strategic Programming Initiatives, NBMBAA®

Dacian Robinson, HR Director, LVMH Americas
Shona Pinnock, VP, DE&I, LVMH, Americas

Only a small number of brands have rooted themselves so deeply into global culture they have come to represent much more than the products they label; they symbolize wealth, success, style and quality. Their cultural prominence has made these companies kings of their respective domains.

Have you ever wanted a behind- the-scenes look into one of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands?

Join us when we go behind-the-scenes with LVMH. Tune in for this candid discussion on diversity & inclusion, racial equity and the brand’s commitment to long-term work of improving opportunities for underrepresented candidates.

Rewriting your Future with Financial Planning

Originally aired April 28, 2021

Jill Malandrino, Global Markets Reporter, Trading & Market Services, Nasdaq

Christina Massalay, CPA | Founder & CEO, Mass Financial Management LLC
Anthony Shropshire, CPWA® CPFA®, First Vice President Wealth Management Advisor | Portfolio Manager, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Robert T. Ross, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Banking Leader | Northeast Division, Wells Fargo

As we’ve seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to know how to plan your financial future.

The Good News: Setting goals can be helpful not just for your financial future but also for lowering your stress because you will be working from a predetermined plan.

In partnership with the NBMBAA® Metro NY Chapter, tune into this webinar moderated by Jill Malandrino, Global Markets Reporter, Trading & Market Services for Nasdaq. The panel will discuss the ill-effects of the pandemic on our personal economics and ways to readjust.

The PhD Project Webinar

Originally aired March 31, 2021

Dr. Laquita Blockson, Director of Social Innovation, Associate Professor of Business Management, Agnes Scott College

Dr. Alex Gabbin, Faculty Member & NBMBAA® Legacy Leader; KPMG & James Madison University
Larry Clay, Case Western Reserve University Ph.D. Candidate
Erika McGrew, University of Memphis Ph.D. Candidate

Join us to learn more about The PhD Project and its mission to increase workplace diversity by increasing business school faculty who encourage, mentor, support, and enhance the preparation of tomorrow’s leaders. You will also hear from Ph.D. faculty and current Ph.D. candidates as they discuss the journey to a Ph.D. and balancing family and doctoral studies.

Behind The Boardroom

Originally aired March 11, 2021

Alexis Kerr, VP, Hallmark Mahogany Brand, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Rita J. Cowans, Vice President of Internal Audits, FedEx Services

Join us for a fireside chat with Rita J. Cowans, Vice President of Internal Audit, FedEx Services and Alexis Kerr, Vice President, Hallmark Mahogany Brand, Hallmark Cards, Inc. This is an intimate, honest conversation on the skills and competencies that can help you advance your career, avoid career missteps and gain confidence in your executive presence.

The Entrepreneur’s Edge - The Essentials Series Part 1

Originally aired March 4, 2021

Jarrid Tingle, Managing Partner, Harlem Capital
Melinda Jordan, Entrepreneurship Director, NBMBAA® Chicago Chapter

Join us in a fireside chat with Jarrid Tingle, Founding Partner with Harlem Capital. Learn from a venture capitalist what investors are looking for in start-ups and how to position your business for success.

Walk The Walk: How To Develop an Executive Presence With Cisco

Originally aired March 2, 2021

Ta-Nikka Harrison, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Cisco

You know it when you see it—it’s what draws you to a leader, earns your trust and helps keep your attention.

Executive presence is frequently identified as a leadership trait that can make a real difference in a person’s career. But what, exactly, is it—and how can you develop it?

Cisco’s Ta-Nikka Harrison, Director of Supply Chain Operations, shares valuable insight on how you can increase your confidence and gravitas when interacting with leaders.

Racial Equity Initiative with Fiserv

Originally aired February 25, 2021

Dana Stephenson, Manager DE&I Partnerships and Recruitment, Fiserv

In response to the increased global visibility of racial injustice, the National Black MBA Association® recently released a statement for national legislation aimed at ending racial violence and increasing police accountability. As a call to action, we called on our business and academic partners as well as faith and philanthropic leaders, and other organizations and people of goodwill to commit to the difficult, long-term work of improving racial equity and opportunity.

BlackRock Now Sustainability & FinTech: What you need to know

Originally aired February 23, 2021

Bilal Little, Director, Independent Channel Market Leader, BlackRock
Monique McLemore, Director, Head of US Wealth Advisory RFP Team, BlackRock
Gregory Stevens, Investment Management Associate, BlackRock

Opportunities for Black professionals within and beyond the FinTech industry are being driven by sustainability. Find out how this affects your career at a live webinar with our corporate sponsor BlackRock’s U.S. Wealth Advisory team.

I Have A Dream Speaker Series: Health & Wellness Matters in The African American Community

Originally aired February 18, 2021

Dr. Anton Bizzell

Learn how to effectively manage common issues facing the Black Community: COVID-19, hypertension, diabetes, and other ailments.

Keys to Building Your Personal Brand Effectively

Originally aired February 2, 2021

Darrell Jackson, Corporate Recruiter, FDIC
Kathy Moe, Regional Director, FDIC

Strong leaders recognize how to successfully market their skills, and how to be impactful by leveraging their skills against the mission of the represented industry or organization. During this crash course, young leaders will gain a better understanding of creating value both from a professional and individual perspective.

New Year. New You.

Originally aired January 14, 2021

Jennifer Fioritto, Associate Director & Leadership Advisor, Siegfried
Anthony Rosenblum, Associate Director & Leadership Advisor, Siegfried

We all start the year off with new goals in mind, this webinar focused on how to change your mindset to achieve those goals.

Get to Know Joe.

Originally aired January 12, 2021

Joe Handy, President & CEO, NBMBAA®
Paula Fontana, VP, Strategic Programming Initiatives, NBMBAA®

Watch our new CEO & President Joe Handy in this candid conversation about his vision for the NBMBAA® in 2021 and beyond.

Executive Presence & Digital First Impressions

Originally aired November 11, 2020

Presented by: Crystal Bailey, Director, The Etiquette Institute of Washington

Today, more than ever, our first impression is made virtually. This webinar inspires you to use your executive presence to enhance your professional image and credibility virtually and in-person. As an added bonus, learn how to make a stellar digital first impression with the latest tips on video conferencing, telephone, social media and email etiquette for business professionals.

Racial Equity Initiative: Part 1

Originally aired October 15, 2020

Presented by:

Paula Fontana, VP, Strategic Programming Initiatives, NBMBAA®

Brian Mitchell, Associate Dean, Goizueta Business School, Emory University


Tune in to learn:

  • What business schools are doing to drive diversity & inclusion.

HBCU Students Pre-Conference

Originally aired September 16, 2020

Presented by:

Gregory Jones, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, KeyBank®

Megan Lallo, Campus & Diversity Recruitment Manager, KeyBank®


Tune in to learn:

  • How to prepare for the NBMBAA® Conference and Career Fair: A Virtual Experience
  • What you should know about virtual interviews
  • How to stand-out in a virtual world
  • Attendees will also learn about KeyBank® Career Opportunities

HBCU Career Crash Course: Maximize Your Virtual Career Fair Experience

Originally aired September 9, 2020

Presented by:

Jodi Brockington, DTCC – Director of Diversity and Inclusion Sourcing and Corporate Social Responsibility, NBMBAA® NY Metro Chapter

Dylan English, DTCC – Senior Associate, IT Cybersecurity Governance – IT Security Management, Prairie View A&M University Alum

Cheryl Moo-Young, DTCC – Executive Director, Business Transformation Office & Business Analyst Chapter Leader, Morgan State University Alum


Tune in to learn:

  • Networking for Career Success
  • Virtual Interviewing Tips
  • LinkedIn & Social Media Tips
  • Company Cultures
  • Navigating the Workplace

Interviewing Strategies

Originally aired September 3, 2020

Presented by:

Thandi Young, Data Science Recruiter, Google

In this session, members will explore various types of interviews (behavioral, case, group and virtual) and get tips and tricks on how to successfully land their next job, internship, scholarship or position.

HBCU Students Pre-Conference Webinar

Originally aired September 2, 2020

Presented by:

Gregory Jones, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, KeyBank®

Megan Lallo, Campus & Diversity Recruitment Manager, KeyBank®



  • How to prepare for the NBMBAA® Conference and Career Fair: A Virtual Experience
  • What you should know about virtual interviews
  • How to stand-out in a virtual world Attendees will also learn about KeyBank Career Opportunities

HBCU Career Crash Course: Better Money Habits

Originally aired August, 26, 2020

Presented by:

  • Yolanda Stradford, Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America
  • Dontia Barrett, AVP, Campus Recruiter, Enterprise Diversity Talent Acquisition, Bank of America
  • Henry Goodgame, Vice President, External Relations and Alumni Engagement, Morehouse College

Financial security is more important than ever in today’s evolving economy. The first step to achieving this is through awareness and education. Our HBCU Career Crash Course: Better Money Habits, will break down complex concepts and provide strategic tactics to take control of your budget, save more, properly manage credit, and pay down debt to achieve financial independence. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to achieve their financial goals from one of our Better Money Habits Champions, Yolanda Stradford, and ask questions live.

Job Searching Through an Economic Downturn

Originally aired August 13, 2020

Presented by:

Daralynn Walker, Talent Acquisition Specialist, City of Detroit

During this timely session, NBMBAA® members will hear from an experienced corporate recruiter on how you can stand out from the competition and get in front of hiring managers.

Sales Process & Operations to Match

Originally aired August 4, 2020

Presented by:

  • Andre Fowlkes, President, Start Co.
  • Marquis Solomon, Senior Training Specialist, Fiserv

This last session will focus on mapping and data mining for your client journey, sales process from lead generation to close and mapping operational processes to support sales.

Rewriting Your Future Through Financial Planning

Originally aired July 23, 2020

Presented by:

  • Andrew Hamilton, President, NBMBAA® Metro NY Chapter
  • Christina Massalay, CPA, Founder & CEO, Mass Financial Management LLC
  • Anthony Shropshire, CPWA® CPFA®, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor | Portfolio Manager, MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • Julie Walker, Correspondent AP, Reporter 1010WINS

In partnership with the New York Chapter, NBMBAA® hosted an informative webinar aimed to increase knowledge in financial literacy and encourage members to develop a plan to secure their financial future by generating stability and wealth.

Using Tech to Your Advantage & Mastering the Virtual Interview

Presented by:

  • Dr. Anthony D. Wilbon, Incoming Dean, Howard University School of Business
  • Ashton Clark, CEO & Co-Founder, Ticket Falcon; NBMBAA® Board Member, Marketing & Communications
  • Thandi Young, Data Science Recruiter, Google

Originally aired July 15, 2020

This webinar showcases using technology to your advantage: Zoom, LinkedIn Live, Microsoft Meetings, etc.

Staying Sane in a Crazy World

Presented by Tonya Echols, Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

Originally aired July 9, 2020

This webinar will help members recognize and manage stress triggers, discuss tools & techniques for recovery and most importantly, help members recharge and gain control over their mental wellness.

Risk & Your Competitive Landscape

Presented by Andre Fowlkes, President, Start Co.

Originally aired July 7, 2020

This second session in this series focused on risk mitigation, relationships, coherence premium and lack of product market fit.

COVID-19: Investing in Black Lives and Livelihoods

Presented by Shelly Stewart III, Partner, McKinsey and Company

Originally aired June 25, 2020

During this webinar, you will learn how to become part of the solution by engaging in the discussion to build more equitable systems that can increase resilience for black Americans, communities, and institutions.

Entrepreneur Series Part 1: Reckoning with Uncertainty

Presented by Andre Fowlkes, President, Start Co.

Originally aired June 18, 2020

In this opening session, we focused on level setting the business, what has changed and zero-based entrepreneurship.

HBCU Career Crash Course

Originally aired April 22, 2020

This is your chance to learn more about how NBMBAA® can assist you on your journey to land that dream job or exciting internship. During the webinar, we discuss the benefit of student membership, including scholarship opportunities, the National Case Competition, connecting with Fortune 500 companies and much more.

The Forum Fellowship: Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program

Originally aired February 26, 2020

The Forum is pleased to announce a new program in support of their ongoing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Inspired by the Forum Council, this fellowship will support education abroad professionals from HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, and Hispanic Serving Institutions and participation in The Forum’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program . Tune into this webinar to learn more information and learn how you can participate.

About Melissa Torres

Melissa Torres is The Forum’s President and CEO and has two decades of experience in higher education and program development. She previously served as Vice President for Academic Programs at IES Abroad where she supervised 36 international study abroad centers in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Her campus-based experience includes leading a variety of international initiatives for three institutions: Brown University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Ohio State University. She worked as a change management consultant for Accenture, and was a Program Manager in the New England Equity Assistance Center where she worked with public schools and immigrant communities on issues of race, gender, and national origin. Melissa has championed The Forum’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, including establishing a new fellowship program for administrators and faculty at HBCUs. She was a founding member of the Business International Studies Network (BISNet) Business Colloquium. Melissa has attended the NBMBAA Annual Conference twice, became an NBMBAA member in 2019, and presented during the organization’s HBCU Summit last year. Melissa holds a BA in International Studies from Stonehill College and a Master’s degree in Global Education from The Ohio State University.

At J&J Your Next Move Could Mean Your Next Breakthrough

Originally aired August 21, 2019

At Johnson &Johnson, everyone’s ideas contribute to the breakthroughs that connect new healthcare treatments to those who need them the most. Join us and see how you can profoundly change the health of humanity and breakthrough at J&J.

About Jamil Price

Jamil Price is the HR Leader for University Relations & Events Strategy for North America at Johnson & Johnson, based in Tampa, Florida. In this role, he leads a team of University Relations Specialists that builds the relationships to support the implementation of our global Talent Acquisition strategy. Working with college students has always been a passion for Jamil as he believes this is a pivotal moment in their lives. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Jamil spent five years working in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Auburn University, Texas A&M University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he helped new students and their families transition to the university.

Self-Awareness, Self-Accountability

Originally aired July 17, 2019

Do you leverage your strengths to set goals and objectives? Do you have development goals and objectives? Are you holding yourself accountable to being a better you every week, month year? Self-awareness and self-accountability are critical to the success of any existing or aspiring leader.

About Nicole Wormley

Nicole Wormley is a reputable Talent Acquisition Leader with over 20 years of experience. She has a proven track record of creating and developing high performing teams as well as diverse attraction strategies to advance business objectives and goals.

The Winning Pitch

Originally aired April 17, 2019

The 2019 Scale-Up Pitch Challenge is back with a chance for early stage entrepreneurs to compete for up to $50,000 in capital to fund your next big idea! To help you prepare for submitting your video pitch (applications open May 1), join last year’s grand prize winner Kwame Boler for an interactive learning session where he will walk you through the steps of preparing an award winning pitch, share a live pitch example, and share his best insider tips.

About Kwame Boler

Kwame’s journey with NEU began when he and his co-founder (Rilwan Lawal) had a joint realization that Vacation rentals lacked an industry-specific solution capable of prepping rooms, in-between guests stay. Frustrated with the status quo, they joined forces. They left their desk jobs and together formed NEU, a marketplace that connected vacation rental hosts with vetted cleaning companies. NEU left the cleaning to the experts but offered supplementary services, such as providing paper products and linens to streamline the cleaning process.

Pursue Your Purpose Not Your Dreams: The Crisis Young Black Professionals And Organizations Must Understand To Transition Into Their Next Level

Originally aired March 20, 2019

The young professional and the seasoned professional can sometimes speak the same “internal” language. For example, “Is this the career I really want?”, “Why does this organization operate like that?”, or “I’m tired of this position.” So, what happens when the individual is out of alignment with their purpose and they’ve been working or recently hired to work or in your organization? During this webinar we will learn about some of the areas impacting the journey toward our individual purpose and the connection to the success of the organizations we operate in.

Dr. Joe Johnson headshot

About Dr. Joe Johnson

As a proud graduate of Milwaukee Bay View high school, Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University, and a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Florida, over 20 years of experience working with individuals and organizations, and is ready to take on the world!

Launch to Success: Mindset and Habits for Tackling Your New Project, Startup, or Next Career

Originally Aired February 20, 2019

You have the education and experience to be what you have envisioned. However, you are not able to turn your dream into a reality. In this webinar, Executive Director of Duke University’s Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics will teach practical steps to launching to the next level by how changing your habits and mindset.

About Sanyin Siang

Sanyin Siang is the founding executive director of the Coach K Leadership and Ethics Center (COLE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The center is a leadership laboratory with programming for all of Duke’s Daytime MBA students and convenes think tank gatherings across sectors to explore today’s complex leadership challenges.

Treating Your Brand Like a Fortune 100 Company

Originally Aired January 16, 2019

No matter your life’s calling or purpose, your brand is the most visible extension of that purpose. This webinar is designed to uncover key insights to help you reach sustainable growth in your career and in your life. If you’re ready to shift your career to the next level and beyond, this webinar will deliver.

About Monica McCoy

Monica McCoy is a highly-sought after global speaker, business strategist, executive coach and consultant. As founder of Monica Motivates, LLC., Monica provides coaching, speaking and consulting services, that helps women transition from being mere spectators, to pursuing their dreams and becoming active participants in having fulfilling, successful personal and professional lives. Monica attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA., and holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Professional Black Women and the Superwoman Syndrome: Becoming Mindful When Your Mind is Full

Originally Aired November 14, 2018


  • What is the superwoman syndrome?
  • How to recognize if you are wearing an “S” on your chest
  • How does it show up in your professional life? Home life? Relationship?
  • What are the consequences?
  • How to save yourself, reclaim your power and your kryptonite

About Stacy Elizabeth Franklin, LPC, SPHR, CCDP/AP

Stacy Franklin is owner of Thriveworks Counseling, Coaching and Consulting, in Peachtree City, Georgia and is a nationally certified and licensed psychotherapist. Stacy received her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, focusing on race and urban relations, from Georgia State University. She earned her graduate certification as a Certified Diversity Professional and Advanced Practitioner (CDP/AP) from Cornell University and holds a Strategic Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) certification. In addition, Stacy is a registered neutral/mediator for the state of Georgia.

Professional Coaching & 360 Feedback Difference Makers in Catapulting Your Leadership Trajectory!

Originally Aired October 25, 2018

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the best advice he ever got was to get a coach and Bill Gates emphatically says everyone should have a coach. As a proven value proposition, this session will explore why coaching is your next best move to: advance to the next level; understand how others experience your leadership; transition self-awareness to greater relational mastery; and experience significant goal achievement in the corporate arena. 

What You Will Gain:

  • Understanding of how 360 assessments and feedback work to help you achieve a competitive advantage.
  • Understanding the confidentiality factor, how executive and leader coaching works, and how to choose the right coach.
  • Insight on the benefits projected cost and Return On Investment (ROI) of Executive Coaching.
  • Understanding of how to leverage the coaching experience to champion your leadership and career success.

About Dr. Nicole LaBeach, President & CEO of Volition Enterprises, Inc.

Dr. Nicole LaBeach is President & CEO of Volition Enterprises, Inc., a premier Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Organizational Development firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Known as a Master Coach and Corporate Strategist for Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Coco-Cola, Verizon, UPS, Hospital Corporation of America, Manpower), Dr. Nicole leads this certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in championing the goals of executives, entrepreneurs, and high potential leaders seeking to maximize their leadership, achieve greater results, and leverage their influence and presence in the corporate arena.

Great Leaders are Great Communicators: How To Effectively Communicate Your Way to the Top

Originally Aired September 5, 2018


For many professionals, time is an investment equal to money. During this session, you will gain applicable techniques focusing on how to efficiently connect with your colleagues across generations and communicate with purpose in order to drive growth and increase throughout your professional journey.

What You Will Gain:

  • Techniques and Mechanisms to Bridge the Communication Gap across Generations (i.e. Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennial)
  • Understanding the makeup of Generations and WHY they are who there are
  • Understanding what each Generation brings to the table and how to leverage it for success
  • Understanding and applying the Communication Techniques across Generations and Cultures in the workplace

About Denise Thomas, President and Owner, The Effective Communication Coach, LLC

Denise Thomas is the President and Owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC, a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into extraordinary leaders by master the arts of communication and networking.

With 17 years of experience in working for Fortune 500 companies, Denise has honed the ability to deliver and receive messages across language, cultural, and communication style barriers. She has served and been recognized for excellence in leadership at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc., Rockwell Automation, ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo, General Electric and MillerCoors.

Denise continues her focus on empowering people by teaching communication strategy to professionals worldwide including Egypt, China and Israel. Organizations she’s worked with include Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, City Year Milwaukee, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Cardinal Stritch University, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.

Over the years, her formal accolades include being named the ONE MKE “Professional of the Year,” the recipient of NV Magazine’s 2016 “Movers and Shakers” award and the MillerCoors Diversity and Inclusion award in 2015.

She proudly serves as Leadership Co-Chair for Tempo Milwaukee Emerging Women Leaders, sits on the Board of Directors for the Meta House and serves on the United Way Emerging Leaders Council in Milwaukee. Denise is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University in Business Management.

Talk Careers at Johnson & Johnson

Originally Aired August 23, 2018


NBMBAA® attendees will receive a deeper understanding of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

A personalized tour of their open career opportunities.

About Megan Pitts, Senior Manager Corporate Equity & Partnerships, Johnson & Johnson

Megan Pitts is an experienced consumer marketer with a deliberate focus on purpose and social good marketing. Megan is currently a Senior Manager within Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Equity Group, which stewards the Johnson & Johnson global brand. In this role, Megan is able to merge her strength in strategic marketing and passion for purpose, through a portfolio of non-profit partnerships that drive positive societal impact. In effort to scale this work across the enterprise, she is working to evolve “cause to purpose” marketing within the Consumer Brand portfolio.

In addition to her role in Corporate Equity, Megan’s passion for culture and people development is evident in multiple organizational leadership roles. She was recently awarded the 2016 Consumer Marketing Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award at Johnson & Johnson.

Megan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from THE Ohio State University and holds a Master of Business (MBA) degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Megan resides in New Jersey with her husband Reginald and stepdaughter Madison, where she enjoys local community development, particularly focused on urban youth empowerment.

Next Level Interviewing: How To Communicate With Confidence and Credibility

Originally Aired August 15, 2018


This session is designed to ensure you not only incorporate a strategic approach when preparing for an upcoming interview, but to also help you leverage authenticity as your competitive advantage. 

You can expect:

  • An understanding of mistakes candidates make when sharing STAR responses (that cost them the job)
  • Authenticity tactics you can leverage as your competitive advantage
  • Alignment and why it must be a component of your preparation

About Ericka Spradley

Ericka is an expert in the Career Coaching industry known for assisting mid-level professional women who want to advance, better manage their careers and go further faster. As an experienced Coach, Author, former Hiring Manager and Interview Trainer, not only does she offer long-term career guidance, she exists to help clients reach the next level of their career.

Originally Aired May 16, 2018


If you are serious about pursuing a graduate management degree, the GMAT is a critical step. Join the makers of the GMAT exam to understand the exam basics, how it works, most common myths, and how to get ready for test day.

About Fanai Croff, Field Marketing Manager – Americas, GMAT

Fanai Croff is the Field Marketing Manager for the Americas Region at the Graduate Management Admission Council. In this role, she connects with candidates all over North and South America to promote the value proposition of graduate management education and the GMAT® exam to candidates interested in pursuing careers in business. She also conducts market research to determine the best ways to reach, engage and inform future prospective business school students.

Make your Career Move with The Consortium

Originally Aired February 21, 2018

Webinar attendees will learn about the application process and the many benefits of being a Consortium member, including the fellowship opportunities.

About Danni Young, Director, Recruiting, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Danni Young has worked in higher education for 12 years. She has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and is a proud HBCU graduate from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She is currently the Director of Recruiting at The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Danni is tasked with managing the organization’s efforts to connect and recruit prospective MBA students who embody The Consortium’s mission. She has been instrumental in developing a targeted recruiting schedule, streamlining system processes and implementing new initiatives to increase The Consortium’s applicant pool. Danni also works very closely with The Consortium’s 19 member schools. Since Danni has joined The Consortium, the organization has seen the highest attendance numbers at recruiting events and the largest enrolled class in its 51 year history.

Active Shooters, Data Breaches, and Public Relations Crises: Are you Prepared to Manage the Crisis?

Originally aired January 17, 2018


From active shooters, data breaches, and public relations crises, companies in the 21st century are faced with incidents more frequently and with greater impact than ever before. In an era where public opinion can alter the reputation of a brand within minutes, you and your team need to know how to mitigate, prepare for and recover from a crisis.

Join us for this webinar to:

  • Gain awareness on risks and threats so you can mitigate the impact to your organization
  • Learn how to develop an all-hazards plan for your business
  • Understand best practices so you and your team can respond confidently in a crisis

About Vanessa Vaughn

Vanessa S. Vaughn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Asfalis, an enterprise resilience boutique consulting firm, specializing in strategies that enhance security and awareness in crisis and emergency situations. Prior to entrepreneurship, Vanessa worked for fortune 200 corporations and government agencies in aviation, retail, manufacturing, and supply chain industries. She developed enterprise crisis management, business continuity, and training and exercise programs in four countries and 16 domestic locations. Her expertise is in equipping executive leadership teams with an organized response to global risks,that impact $50B businesses. Vanessa has a proven track record to enhance an organization’s profitability, maintain a company’s reputation in adversity, and their ability to operate.

Contextual Commerce & The Digital Economy

Originally aired December 6, 2017

In the last NBMBAA® Webinar Academy for 2017, discover how contextual commerce and the digital economy is shaping how retailers and businesses. In general, provide products and services to their customers and how to successfully engage with them.

About Les Mathews

Les Matthews is Senior Vice President, Account Management at Mastercard where he has worked for the last 8 years. He leads a team responsible for managing relationships with US based regional banks with the goal of helping to define and set strategies that grow the business in a mutually beneficial way. Prior to this role, Mr. Matthews was based in

Silicon Valley and responsible for managing relationships with all US based digital & ecommerce merchants. He holds a BA in psychology and MBA in marketing from Clark Atlanta University.

The Art of Negotiation

Originally aired October 19, 2017

From getting a higher salary to managing high stakes partner relationships, negotiating is a key part of a successful business person’s repertoire. But negotiating is as much art as science.

Join Keith Millner with Coaching Catalyst for an interactive session on how to:

  • Learn the tricks of an effective negotiator
  • Learn how to negotiate for personal and professional gain
  • Understand the psychology of negotiation and the importance of reading people
  • Identify the leadership qualities of effective negotiators

About Keith Millner

Keith Millner is the Co-Founder and Principal of Coaching Catalyst. Throughout his corporate career, Keith’s passion has been to develop people and teams through coaching. He is Co-Founder and Principal for Coaching Catalyst. He has spent more than 15 years coaching individuals, teams, executives and small business owners. He utilizes innovative assessments and coaching techniques to guide them through self-discovery to reach real breakthroughs and achieve goals. He is also a dynamic facilitator who motivates participants to achieve results with his combination of real world experience, engaging style, active listening and probing questions. He is adept at the “Art of Negotiating”, having successfully negotiated everything from multi-million dollar business structures, to high C-suite compensation to complex customer deals. As an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Negotiator, Keith is able to help individuals and organizations “Perform Better, Smarter and Faster.”

Building Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn

Originally aired September 13, 2017

Whether you are a rising executive or an entrepreneur looking to expand your business, creating a professional brand that stands out to the right audience is your key to success. What do your customers, associates, employees or peers say about you? Your answer to that question defines your professional brand.

Now more than ever, your professional network can be leveraged to fulfill your career vision, create strategic networks, demonstrate thought leadership, and build deeper relationships with customers and colleagues.

Join Ty Heath from LinkedIn for an engaging session on how to leverage LinkedIn to:

  • Increase awareness of your identity and personal trademark
  • Create a thought leadership strategy to support your brand
  • Proactively generate career opportunities

About Tyrona (Ty) Heath

Tyrona (Ty) Heath is the Lead for Agency and Partner Education at LinkedIn and the President of LinkedIn’s Black Inclusion Group (BIG). Clients benefit from Ty’s experience at Google Inc. where she managed Google AdWords advertiser campaigns and delivered marketing product education to thousands of Google employees, partner agencies and resellers. She also currently serves as Lead Faculty advisor for Digital Marketing and Social Media at Bay Path University.

Jacqueline Jones

As a program manager, Jacqueline is responsible for the LinkedIn Engagement & Development Program (LEAD). The purpose of the LEAD program is to improve the recruitment, engagement and growth of Black and Latino professionals within the Global Sales organization (which consists of approximately 5,000 people).  She is also the Strategic Partnerships Lead for the Global DIBS (Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging) at LinkedIn.

Presentations to Die For

Originally aired August 16, 2017

Not all presentations are “TED-worthy,” but there are tools and tactics that we can apply to our everyday presentations that make the more compelling, engaging and, ultimately, effective.

During the course of our careers, we are all faced with the need to create and deliver presentations. Presentation creation is not a skill that’s frequently taught in a business context or even highlighted as an important part of career advancement. However, an effective presentation can mean the difference between success and failure – whether it’s getting investment, securing a sponsor, winning a new client, or even gaining internal support for a new initiative. Learning the fundamentals of presentation design can help you elevate yourself from your peers and meet your goals.

About Marcie Braden

Marcie Braden is an information designer specializing in the creation of presentations. Over the course of her career she has worked with individuals and businesses from startups to Fortune 100 companies to craft thousands of compelling, effective presentations. To date, her presentations have received over $35M in startup seed funding and over $100M in sponsor dollars raised, and closed countless client deals. Marcie graduated from Vassar College with a BA in History. Since graduating, she has formed two of her own startups, while continuing to work with clients as a graphic designer and front-end developer. In 2014, she formed Braden Strategic Design specifically for the purpose of assisting clients with their presentation design needs.

Diversity Return on Investment by Dr. Damon Williams

Originally aired July 19, 2017

The globalization of business and changing workforce demographics have contributed to creating a strategy around diversity and inclusion within leading organizations. Yet, many organizations and their leadership teams struggle to connect demographic diversity to improved business growth, heightened financial performance, and employee retention. This webinar helps leaders to understand the research and the theory of diversity and the return on investment in creating and implementing a roadmap that drives positive change and financial impact in your organization.

About Dr. Damon A. Williams

Dr. Damon A. Williams is a generational leader who has been a featured speaker or consultant at more than 500 organizations globally. He is the best-selling author of Strategic Diversity Leadership and The Chief Diversity Officer. Dr. Williams has led at all levels and has had an impact leading change through his experience in driving through the strategic diversity movement.

Reach Higher!

Originally aired June 28, 2017

Have you reached your quest for the highest level of leadership? This webinar gives practical steps on how to attain your leadership goals.

About Jesse Ferrell

Jesse’s natural sense of humor is known for sprinkling his audiences with laugher and tears while providing engaging content in a very energetic and entertaining manner. As a result, several hospitality companies like Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and RVC Outdoor Destinations voted Jesse “Speaker of the Year” for their respective organizations. Jesse hosted his own radio talk show, “JessTalk Radio” on KLAV-AM for one year before shifting to his “Conversations” podcast available on iTunes for download. Jesse also conducts a weekly Facebook Live show on Sunday called “Unleash Your Power and Ask.” He is also author of the book, “How You Leave Them Feeling.”

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