On the morning of Thursday, July 30, DJ Beverly Bond, Founder/CEO of
Black Girls Rock!, took her empowering nonprofit to the next level. She
rolled out her first-ever BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference at Barnard
College. Avis Hinkson, dean of Barnard, and First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray were on-hand for opening
remarks at the Welcoming Address.
One of the perennial treats during Harlem Week--that seems to grow
exponentially each year--is Economic Development Day, which is held at
Columbia University. This year, Wendy Lewis, SVP of Diversity & Strategic
Alliances, MLB; Paula Madison, Chairman and CEO of
Madison Media Management, LLC; and Michele Roberts, Executive Director
of the National Basketball Players Association were honored.