August: Message from the President

A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT

I hope that you are having an enjoyable summer.
In July, the Council launched our inaugural CEO Academy mentorship program in partnership with Rutgers University School of Business.  We extend many thanks to our primary program sponsor, Wells Fargo along with other corporate members that participated—Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York Life Insurance Company, Mondelez, Novartis, Sanofi, Citi and MetLife and our peer to peer MBEs. This program combines graduate business-level instructions with mentorship from our corporate members noted above and Class 3 and 4 MBEs over an eighteen month period for Class 2 MBEs.  

 CEO Academy is the first of three mentorship programs that the Council will undertake over the next year in support of the growth and development of our certified MBEs across the four classes.  
August 1st marks our first Biz Connect powered by NYNJMSDC at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine, NYC. As we move into the Fall we will continue to present other programs that enrich our corporate members and MBEs alike, working toward the common goal of continued development of supplier diversity. We invite you to look out for more information on our Healthcare Symposium sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

We look forward to your participation in all of our upcoming events. Enjoy your remainder of the summer and let us know what the Council can do the assist you

Terrence Clark, President & CEO

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