AnitaSpeaks at USCBWB

Events Moderated by Anita Russell,
Northeast Regional Lead for USCBWB.


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Health & Wellness Part 2 | View Replay

“We must become our own job creators, job innovators, and entrepreneurial disruptors in a world that is not colorblind.” —Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle

Join us as Dr. Rolle shares her exceptional wisdom and leadership in this discussion of mobilizing equity for Black women business owners. Topics include developing and leveraging strategic partnerships, small business development, and disadvantaged business development in spite of the pandemic.

Where in the world are Black economists? Turns out that Black women economists are here, in quiet places unseen. Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle is a rare gem indeed as one of very few Black economists, and even fewer Black women economists in the United States. 

As the Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College, she brings extensive executive leadership experience in higher education, corporate and federal government operations. In 2015 she was awarded recognition by the Network Journal as one of the 25 influential African American women in Business. 


Health & Wellness Part 1

This session brings together businesswomen, government officials, educators, and practitioners to discuss topics that promote greater health and economic wellbeing in Communities of Color.