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DWIGHT HUTCHINs

Managing Director, Accenture

Kellogg School of Management '91

​As an Asia Pacific Managing Director, Dwight is charged with helping Accenture's largest Asia-based clients improve their competitiveness and performance. He is passionate about the contribution American businesses make to US and global prosperity, and in 2016, he was elected Chairman of Singapore's American Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors.

Kim Marshall

Investor and Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Kellogg School of Management '12

Kim Marshall is currently funding, building, and advising high-growth companies, products, and teams that will change the world, with a particular interest in transportation & logistics, the future of work, fintech, healthcare, and narrowing investing gaps.

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Dr. Ivuoma onyeador

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

Ivuoma Onyeador is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations. Her research examines how dominant and non-dominant group members reason about group-based discrimination and disparities. Through her research program, she aims to increase people’s understanding of and willingness to address inequality. Professor Onyeador’s research has been published in leading journals such as Psychological Science and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Her work has also been featured in popular press outlets, including The New York Times and The Atlantic.

Dr. William Towns

Adjunct Professor in Kellogg’s Sustainability and Social Impact Program

Dr. William Towns is a scholar, activist, and practitioner, dedicated to helping solve civic and urban issues at the structural level. He believes in the power of increasing access to capital, data, and academic resources to create pathways of opportunity for organizations and individuals to impact communities often overlooked. Using his lived experience, Dr. Towns takes a broad, system-wide approach to problem-solving with respect to equitable community development.

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Tessa
Flippin

Founder and Managing Partner,

Capitalize VC

After graduating from Stanford University and earning her MBA from Columbia Business School, Tessa began her career in venture capital as a venture investor at TechNexus, a Chicago-based fund. She then joined Genius Guild Greenhouse Fund as a Venture Partner, investing in Black founders in fintech, health tech and connectivity. Tessa actively serves on the board of BLCK VC Midwest and Chicago:Blend working to bring diversity to the Midwest tech ecosystem.

Cary martin shelby

Visiting Professor of Law, Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law 

Cary Martin Shelby joined Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2019, where she specializes in corporate and securities law and teaches a variety of courses such as Contracts, Business Associations, and Securities Regulation. She is currently the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law during this 2022-2023 academic year.

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Osamase Ekhator

Poet, writer, author

Kellogg School of Management '24

Osamase '24 is a Boston based poet, writer, and author, whose love and race focused poems are influenced by the genres of Soul, Rap, and R&B; using rhythm and wordplay to bring life to his excerpts of personal reflection.

Darius grandberry

Founder & CEO, Leagueswype

Kellogg School of Management '12

Darius Grandberry is the Founder and CEO of Leagueswype, the first and only digital wallet that targets the fantasy sports market. Prior to Leagueswype, he spent over 15 years in Asset Management in the Chicago area.

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Brandi Pitts

Global Head of Partnerships Digital Marketing, Meta

Brandi currently leads digital marketing and media for the Global Business Marketing organization at Meta, where I inspire advertisers and partners across audiences including Creators, Developers, and Media, to maximize their growth potential with Meta’s products and resources. In addition, she is the Head of Marketing for Meta Elevate, a digital marketing learning platform and community dedicated to improving the economic success and impact for communities of color.

Tiffany Renee Harper

Chief of Staff & Head of Legal Operations and Strategy, Twitter

Tiffany Harper is the Head of Legal Operations & Strategy + Chief of Staff at Twitter, where she focuses on creating and designing a strategy and operations legal function. She is also the first deputy treasurer, chief of staff, and general counsel with the Chicago treasurer’s office. After graduating from Washington University School of Law, she co-founded

Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP), the first organization aimed at protecting the pipeline of women of color lawyers in the legal industry.

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Dwight White II

Artist & Creative Strategist

Northwestern '16, M.S. '17

White, who grew up in Houston, played defensive back for the Northwestern football team before injuries forced him to leave the team prior to his senior year. In the personal introspection that followed, he turned to art and is now a professional artist and creative consultant based in Chicago and Los Angeles. His works include a 40-foot mural in Chicago’s South Loop and recent collaborations with the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Fire.

Jasmine Smith

Sr. Manager of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Universal Music Group 

Jasmine is a Chicago-based tastemaker, whose insight and perspective is deeply valued by her peers and intentionally-built and robust network. With her authenticity, story-telling capabilities, and event planning and promotional skills, she has been trusted by partners like Universal Music Group, Spotify, Soho House Chicago, Twitter, Uber, Pandora, Google, and more. Jasmine presently co-leads the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging team at Universal Music Group, the first within the company to work cross functionally with music labels, LOD, HR stakeholders and business leaders. 

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steve mckeever

CEO, Hidden Beach Recordings

Steve McKeever, founder, and CEO of Hidden Beach Recordings has been honored as a socially responsible entrepreneur and recognized as “one of the top 50 African-American power brokers in the entertainment business” by Black Enterprise magazine. In 1997 Steve launched Hidden Beach Recordings with Michael Jordan as a principal investor and grammy winner Jill Scott as a key early signing. Before Hidden Beach, he served as Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Affairs, where he became the architect for a newly diversified artist line-up, signing such platinum artists as Queen Latifah and Zhane and overseeing the albums of such superstar acts as Boyz II Men, Johnny Gill, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, and Shanice Wilson among others.