Being Black in Business — Lewis Howard

Meet Jacob Lewis Howard. Here is what being black in business means to him:

Adaptable. To be Black in Business you have to choose and wear so many different hats depending on the situation. You can’t take yourself so seriously that you’re seen as aggressive and overly dominant, trying to take over. You can’t be so whimsical and carefree that you’re viewed as lazy. It’s about striking the middle balance, depending on the situation. It’s about being adaptable. To be able to show yourself through your adaptations. Being able to grow a community around you and to adapt to that community.”

📸: @matt_chia_

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Being Black in Business — Baaba Saisie

Meet Baaba Saisie, the first of many Tippie students that will be sharing their unfiltered thoughts on what it means to be Black in business. Here is what she has to say:

Inspiring. Being Black in business is inspiring because it encourages people to pursue success in places that seem unattainable.

Courage. It takes courage to be in a field of unfamiliar faces. At times, I feel discouraged by the lack of people I can relate to. It also takes courage to be in a competitive field where my color may be put into account concerning my skills. Despite the challenges, I know that with courage, I can achieve anything despite my skin color.”

📸: @matt_chia_

See Post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CK1t9UdHu_b/

Black in Business Presents – BIB Talk: Journey to Venture Capital & Investment Banking (featuring Siddig Siddig, Venture Capitalist at Mubadala Ventures)

Please join the Black in Business Series on February 11th  from 2:00-3:00pm CST to hear from Siddig Siddig, Venture Capital Investor at Mubadala.

Siddig Siddig is a Tippie Alum and will speak about his experiences as a person of color navigating his way in the venture capital field. Some of these experiences are transferable to any industry and can help you in your journey in corporate America.

RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link to attend this event. Please fill out the link below to before February 10th.

BIB Talk: Journey to Venture Capital & Investment Banking: https://forms.gle/bK5Qfkc9CAnBb9Vn8

If you have any questions, feel free to contact rawan-taha@uiowa.edu.

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Tevin Robbins in advance at 319-335-1037 or tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

Being Black in Business

Black in Business

In honor of the unique contributions of Black people in the field of business, during the month of February the Tippie College of Business is sharing stories from currents student and alumni. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3teFNcA

Posted by Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa on Friday, January 29, 2021

In honor of the unique contributions of Black people in the field of business, during the month of February the Tippie College of Business is sharing stories from currents student and alumni.

This project is done in collaboration with the  Black in Business Series Planning Team (Tippie DEI Ambassadors).

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3teFNcA

Tippie Monday Memoir

 

This spring, the Tippie UPO & the Tippie DEI committee are partnering to host a monthly event featuring a different Tippie community member who will tell their story of Who I Am. Storytellers will be faculty, staff, students, and alums.

Join our monthly zoom call on the first Monday of the month to hear from someone different, ask them questions, and learn together!

The first storyteller is Jeffrey Ding.  Jeffrey graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016 after pursuing Economics in Tippie, political science, and Chinese.  He also completed the International Business Certificate.  Jeffrey pursued his graduate studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

When: Monday, February 1st from 12-12:30pm

RSVP here.

Forté National Campus to Business Leadership Conference and Women of Color Symposium

 

 

Want to know how your passions transfer to a business career? This Spring, Forté and our partners are pleased to host the virtual National Campus to Business Leadership Conference and Women of Color Symposium.

Glance into a day-in-the-life of successful businesswomen and grow your network to set yourself up for a successful entry into the business world during this premier virtual event for undergraduate women. Pick the session track that works best for you, connect with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies like Citi and JPMorgan, and hear from keynote speakers at DaVita, PIMCO, and more! Plus, you won’t want to miss the keynote from New York Times bestselling author, Lindsey Pollak.

The best part? It’s completely free to apply! Once you’re admitted, a fee is required to reserve your seat. Now is the best time to invest in yourself so apply today!

National Campus to Business Leadership Conference Online Sessions: 
Friday, March 12: Noon – 6:30 PM ET
Saturday, March 13: 10:30 – 3:30 PM ET

Women of Color Symposium Online Session: 
Thursday, March 11: 4:00 – 7:45 PM ET

APPLY NOW
Application Deadline: February 14

Tippie’s Winter Read!

Tippie is excited to launch a new winter break program: Tippie’s Winter Read!

Join together as we read a novel together in the month of January.  The book is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. 

Sign up to participate individually or with your student organization!  If you sign up, we’ll send you discussion questions throughout the month of January!

 

 

Homegoing is a novel that will allow us to reflect on history, on family, and on the current Black Lives Matter movement. The book starts in the 1700s and is about the family lineage of two Ghanian sisters. One sister stays in Ghana while the other sister is sold into slavery. Each chapter of the book is about another generation of the family lines: we read about southern plantations, jazz-era Harlem, Ghanian colonization, and more. The book weaves together wisdom through these stories because the author, Gyasi, is in some ways writing part of her story as a Ghanian-American.

Homegoing tackles difficult topics — depicting racism, violence, and demeaning language. Yet, its power is in the truths that it tells through the stories. The books is about 300 pages and was published in 2016.  It has won endless awards and can be found at libraries, online, or at any book store.

 

 

Black in Business Presents – BiB Talk: Accounting and Entrepreneurship (featuring Lee Henderson, Partner at Ernst & Young)

Please join the Black in Business Series on October 29 from 2:00-3:00pm CST to hear from Lee Henderson, partner at Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young. Lee will speak about his experiences as a person of color navigating his way to becoming a partner at a major accounting firm.

These skills of advancement are transferable to any industry and can help you in your journey in corporate America. This is also a great opportunity to pick his brain on what makes the entrepreneurs that he works with successful.

RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link to attend this event. Please fill out the link below to before October 29th.

BIB Talk: Accounting and Entrepreneurship Featuring Lee Henderson: https://forms.gle/TRNx5A8z28t9Wzqx7

If you have any questions, feel free to contact caymen-woods@uiowa.edu

Black in Business Presents – Stretch & Destress: Virtual Yoga

Has this semester been stressful, hectic, and difficult? Do you wish you had better distressing techniques? During a tough academic, social, and emotional semester, our bodies need some relaxation and mediation. Yoga is a healthy technique that teaches you how to relax your mind, body, and soul. Yoga can help you recenter your energy, rejuvenate your mind, relieve anxiety, improve sleep quality, and provide a better quality of life. All it takes is 45 minutes out of your day to feel brand new.

Join the Black in Business team for “Stretch and Destress: Black in Business”, a virtual yoga event on October 21st 12:00pm – 12:45pm. Come learn how to connect your mind, body, and soul with some virtual yoga.

RSVP to attend this event. Please RSVP by October 20th. Please fill out the link below to RSVP for this event.

Stretch and Destress: Black in Business RSVP Link:  https://forms.gle/HKtmemMTsJBVyx8F7

For any question or concerns feel free to contact myran-brewer@uiowa.edu.

Tippie Buddies is BACK!

Experience a new culture at Tippie while sharing your culture with someone new.

 

International Buddies at Tippie places international and American students in small groups based on mutual interests.  Everyone is welcome to join — no matter what country or time zone you’re in!

Throughout the semester, you’ll regularly meet up with your buddies for zoom hang-outs, game nights, and even an online cooking class!  We will have small-group & large-group activities.

 

APPLY HERE:  https://tippie.uiowa.edu/current-students/undergraduates/get-involved/international-connections/buddy-application

 

APPLY for TIPPIE BUDDIES

Experience a new culture at Tippie while sharing your culture with someone new. International Buddies at Tippie places international and American students in small groups based on mutual interests.

Throughout the semester, you’ll regularly meet up with your small group for dinner, coffee, studying, or anything that you enjoy doing. We also host buddy events throughout the semester including a massive kick-off at the beginning of the semester and a celebration at the end.

The opening celebration will be the evening of Monday, February 17.

APPLY HERE:  https://tippie.uiowa.edu/current-students/undergraduates/get-involved/international-connections/buddy-application