CBE Summit
2019 TIMELINE

February 21-22, 2019, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
A 2 Day Summit With Dynamic Speakers Across Sectors

A 2 Day Summit
of Excellence

CBE’s mission is to unify and elevate the Black community. After all, this is the time and the place for building bridges, connecting talent, sharing insights, empowering careers, making waves, and driving the future of work. For the Black community, for the professional community, for current leaders, for future leaders, and for all generations of talent. The CBE Summit is where it’s activated.

The Summit is bringing together Black professionals across a variety of industries (entertainment, tech, law, health, finance, and more), to provide a unique, well-rounded educational and networking experience.  It is the one-stop-shop of Black Excellence.

Over the course of  two days you will have the unique opportunity to…

Listen to industry experts such as Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit, John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft, Meena Harris, Founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, Mayor London Breed, Mayor Michael Tubbs, CLO of Uber Tony West, Judge Teri Jackson, and a host of others.

Participate in the Pitch Competition (with CASH PRIZES for high school, higher education, professional, and women entrepreneurs) or the Legal Pitch Day introducing in-house counsel and Black outside counsel to discuss opportunities for working together.

You can speak to recruiters from over 15 leading companies a the Career Fair. Sample the products at the Vendor Showcase, spotlighting local Bay Area Black business, nonprofit organizations, and products and services provided by our corporate sponsors, or hear about a variety of health services available to the Black community at the Health and Wellbeing Fair.

2019 Sponsors

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Time
Theme
12:15PM – 12:30PM
Keynote address from San Francisco Mayor London Breed
Grand Ballroom
All Day Career Fair
Grand Ballroom Foyer
All Day Vendor Showcase
Pacific Concourse
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Joint Session
The urgency of black political engagement across generations
Lawrence Parks, Forethought Advisors
Taj Clayton, Winston & Strawn LLP
Lateefah Simon, President of Akonadi Foundation
Track: Government & Legal
Grand Ballroom
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Impact our Community
Understand the fundamentals: Legal information workshop for Nonprofits and Small Business owners
Track: Government & Legal Workshop
Seacliff B
Lessons Learned from the Black Lives Matter Movement: Our Past, Present, And Future Impact
Track: Education & Social Impact
Grand Ballroom
“Breaking the Stigma” – a look at Nutrition, Mental Health and Blackness
Track: Health & Wellbeing
Seacliff A
Blacks in STEM: What can we do to inspire, recruit and retain?
Track: Tech & Life Sciences
Bayview, Room B
Resume Workshop
Bayview, Room A
2:30PM – 3:00PM
Networking Break
Uber Networking Lounge: Seacliff
Google Networking Lounge: Bayview
3:00PM – 4:00PM:
Build Your Career
How to start a successful nonprofit and build collaborative partnerships
Track: Education & Social Impact
Bayview, Room A
Feeling stuck? Learn how to transition into your next career!
Track: Music, Art, and Entertainment
Bayview, Room B
Balancing the side hustle while staying ahead at your day job
Track: Finance & Entrepreneurship
Seacliff A
Lesson learned on the path to management from the legal and policy lens
Track: Government and Legal
Grand Ballroom
4:15PM – 5:15PM:
Advance your Business
Everything you need to know: emerging and game changing technologies (IoT, AI, Cloud, 3D print & augmented reality)
Track: Tech & Life Sciences
Bayview, Room B
Finding the government funds to advance your business
Track: Government & Legal
Bayview, Room A
The secrets to growing your business from idea to IPO
Track: Finance & Entrepreneurship
Seacliff B
Cultivating a diverse talent pipeline
Track: Education & Social Impact
Grand Ballroom
Level Up 3.0 | Branding and Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard
Track: Music, Art & Entertainment
Seacliff A
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Cocktail Reception
Authentically influencing and driving change through tough times.
Discussion will be followed by a book signing of Kevin Powell’s book “The Education of Kevin Powell
Kevin Powell, Activist, Writer, Public Speaker
Jeff Clangan, President, Codeblack Films
Track: Music, Art, and Entertainment
Grand Ballroom

CBE Summit
Speakers

Jeremiah Tolbert

Jeremiah Tolbert

Tolbert Design Architects
Principal
Overpriced and pushed out but be ahead of the curve
John G. Graham Jr.

John G. Graham Jr.

Amgen Global Talent Acquisition
Sr. Manager Global Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing
Level Up 3.0 | Branding and Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard
D'Wayne Wiggins

D'Wayne Wiggins

CEO
Level Up 3.0 | Branding And Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard
Allison Scott, Ph.D.

Allison Scott, Ph.D.

The Kapor Center for Social Impact
Chief Research Officer
Blacks in STEM: What can we do to inspire, recruit and retain?
Cynthia Overton

Cynthia Overton

The Kapor Center
Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives
Cultivating a diverse talent pipeline
Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson

Uber
Litigation Counsel
Welcome Remarks
Taylor Weaver

Taylor Weaver

Winston & Strawn LLP
Corporate Associate
How to start a successful nonprofit and build collaborative partnerships
Matais Pouncil

Matais Pouncil

West Valley College
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
From Cosby to R. Kelly - Do #BlackWomenMatter?
Stacy Brown-Philpot

Stacy Brown-Philpot

TaskRabbit
Chief Executive Officer
CEO Perspectives: winning the pitch and growing your business
John Thompson

John Thompson

Microsoft
Chairman
CEO Perspectives: winning the pitch and growing your business
Wanda Johnson

Wanda Johnson

Oscar Grant Foundation
CEO, Founder
“Lessons Learned from the Black Lives Matter Movement: Our Past, Present, And Future Impact”
Gwen Woods

Gwen Woods

justice4mariowoodscoalition
Founder, CEO
“Lessons Learned from the Black Lives Matter Movement: Our Past, Present, And Future Impact”
Gwen Carr

Gwen Carr

Garner Way Foundation
President
“Lessons Learned from the Black Lives Matter Movement: Our Past, Present, And Future Impact”
Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza

Black Futures Lab
Principal, Black Futures Lab / Co-founder, Black Lives Matter Global Network
“Lessons Learned from the Black Lives Matter Movement: Our Past, Present, And Future Impact”
Kim Lucas Benton DDS MPH

Kim Lucas Benton DDS MPH

Vista Pacific Dental
Owner/General Dentit
“CBE Health & Wellbeing Fair”
Ashara Ekundayo

Ashara Ekundayo

AsharaEkundayo
CEO/Curator
"Level Up 3.0 | Branding And Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard"
Porsche Kelly

Porsche Kelly

The Poetic Activist
CEO
"Level Up 3.0 | Branding And Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard"
Lady Ryan

Lady Ryan

Lady Ryan
CEO
"Level Up 3.0 | Branding And Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard"
Y'Anad Burrell

Y'Anad Burrell

Glass House Communications
Founder/CEO
"Level Up 3.0 | Branding And Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard"
Kieron Slaughter

Kieron Slaughter

City of Berkeley
Community Development Project Coordinator
“Finding the government funds to advance your business”
Achia Swift

Achia Swift

Uber
Legal Director
From Cosby to R. Kelly - Do #BlackWomenMatter?
Jamil Burns

Jamil Burns

Raised Roots
Founder
“CBE Health & Wellbeing Fair”
Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown

Stanford University
Associate Dean of Students/ Associate Professor
Blacks in STEM: What can we do to inspire, recruit and retain?
Will Alexander

Will Alexander

Tipping Point Community
Strategic Partnerships
"From Cosby to R. Kelly - Do #BlackWomenMatter?"
Armand Carr

Armand Carr

The Quiet Storm with Armand
Founder/CEO
Welcome Remarks
Gregory Hammons

Gregory Hammons

Forever Phase, LLC
Founder & CEO
Welcome remarks: How to develop a social impact business
RyanNicole Austin

RyanNicole Austin

RyanNicole/FITTRIP, LLC
Creator & Founder
“Feeling stuck? Learn how to reinvent yourself into career number 2”
Emmanuel Matthews

Emmanuel Matthews

Google
Machine Intelligence Program Manager
“Privacy and Technology: Are predictive analytics creating biased outcomes?”
Resume Worshop
Maurice Wilkins

Maurice Wilkins

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager
“Blacks in STEM: What can we do to inspire, recruit and retain?”
Karla Amanda Brown

Karla Amanda Brown

Soul Centric Counseling
Licensed Psychotherapist
"From Cosby to R. Kelly - Do #BlackWomenMatter?"
Ida Valentine

Ida Valentine

Barclays
Associate
"From Cosby to R. Kelly - Do #BlackWomenMatter?"
Tiffany Stevenson

Tiffany Stevenson

Box
Vice President, Global Head of Talent & Belonging
“Cultivating a diverse talent pipeline”
Liz Solis

Liz Solis

Heads Up
Director, Heads Up Program
“How to start a successful nonprofit and build collaborative partnerships”
Lawrence Parks

Lawrence Parks

Forethought Advisors
Founder
The Urgency Of Black Political Engagement Across Generations
Matthew Kirby

Matthew Kirby

Vituity
Talent Sourcer
“Resume Workshop”
Monica Monroe

Monica Monroe

Tucker Ellis LLP
Partner
“Lesson learned on the path to management from the legal and policy lens”
Aminah Robinson

Aminah Robinson

Aminah Robinson DBA Chef Mimi productions
chef/events/content/health
“Breaking the Stigma – a look at Nutrition, Mental Health and Blackness”
Renault Ross

Renault Ross

Symantec
Chief Cybersecurty Business Strategiest
Privacy and Technology: Are predictive analytics creating biased outcomes?
Dayo Simms

Dayo Simms

Uber
Associate Privacy Counsel
“Privacy and Technology: Are predictive analytics creating biased outcomes?”
Dr. Brenda Wade

Dr. Brenda Wade

Modern Love
Principle
Breaking the Stigma - a look at Nutrition, Mental Health and Blackness
Sydney Thomas

Sydney Thomas

Precursor Ventures
Investment Associate and Head of Operations
“Practical steps to closing the racial wealth gap”
Danny McLane

Danny McLane

Jamii Technology
CEO
“Everything you need to know: emerging and game changing technologies (IoT, AI, Cloud, 3D print & augmented reality)”
Meena Harris

Meena Harris

Uber
Head of Strategy & Leadership
CEO Perspectives: winning the pitch and growing your business
Amy Reid

Amy Reid

Black Angel Tech Fund
COO/Controller/Senior Adviser
“Balancing the side hustle while staying ahead at your day job”
Maya Pope-Chappell

Maya Pope-Chappell

LinkedIn
Senior News Editor
Authentically influencing and driving change through tough times
Shauntrice Martin

Shauntrice Martin

Bay Area Urban Debate League
Executive Director
“How to start a successful nonprofit and build collaborative partnerships”
Kristina Williams

Kristina Williams

CULTURxEAT
Founder, CEO
“Lessons Learned from the Black Lives Matter Movement: Our Past, Present, And Future Impact”
Wilson White

Wilson White

Google
Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google LLC
Welcome remarks: How to develop a social impact business
Julian Lute

Julian Lute

Great Places to Work
Consultant
Cultivating a diverse talent pipeline
Track: Education & Social Impact
Mark Fields

Mark Fields

Alsop Louie Partners
Partner
The secrets to growing your business from idea to IPO
Track: Finance & Entrepreneurship
Leslie Spencer

Leslie Spencer

Ropes & Gray LLP
Partner
Everything you need to know: emerging and game changing technologies (IoT, AI, Cloud, 3D print & augmented reality)
Track: Tech & Life Sciences
Rodney Sampson

Rodney Sampson

Opportunity Hub
Chairman & CEO
Practical steps to closing the racial wealth gap
Track: Education & Social Impact
Taj Tashombe

Taj Tashombe

Oakland A's
VP of External Affairs
Overpriced and pushed out but be ahead of the curve
Track: Education & Social Impact
Lisa Blackwell

Lisa Blackwell

Compass
Real Estate Advisor
Overpriced and pushed out but be ahead of the curve
Track: Education & Social Impact
Kevin Coleman

Kevin Coleman

Urban Farmers Inc.
Managing Partner
Overpriced and pushed out but be ahead of the curve
Track: Education & Social Impact
Yvan-Claude Pierre

Yvan-Claude Pierre

Cooley
Partner
The secrets to growing your business from idea to IPO
Track: Finance & Entrepreneurship
Vinella Sido

Vinella Sido

Orrick
Managing Associate
The secrets to growing your business from idea to IPO
Finance & Entreprenuership
Tony West

Tony West

Uber Technologies
Chief Legal Officer
The Urgency of Black Political Engagement Across Generations
Track: Government & Legal
Terell Sterling

Terell Sterling

Paladin
CEO
Finding the right investor as a black or brown founder
Track: Finance & Entrepreneurship
Taj Clayton

Taj Clayton

Winston & Strawn LLP
Partner
Practical steps to closing the racial wealth gap
Track: Education & Social Impact
Ronke Oyekunle

Ronke Oyekunle

NextEquity Partners
Associate
Practical steps to closing the racial wealth gap
Track: Education & Social Impact
Patty (Eleanor) Dingle

Patty (Eleanor) Dingle

Visa
Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Cultivating a diverse talent pipeline
Track: Education & Social Impact
Megan Alexander

Megan Alexander

Unusual Ventures
Senior Associate
Finding the right investor as a black or brown founder
Track: Finance & Entrepreneurship
Keith Beverly

Keith Beverly

moXY Financial
Founder
Practical steps to closing the racial wealth gap
Track: Education & Social Impact
Mayor Michael Tubbs

Mayor Michael Tubbs

City of Stockton
Mayor
Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed

City of San Francisco
Mayor
Kwame Anku

Kwame Anku

Black Star Fund
Chairman, CEO
Finding the right investor as a black or brown founder
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Kumi Rauf

Kumi Rauf

Traveling Black
Founder, CEO
Balancing the side hustle while staying ahead at your day job
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Kiwoba Allaire

Kiwoba Allaire

Girl Stem Stars
CEO, Founder
Balancing the side hustle while staying ahead at your day job
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

Activist, Writer, Speaker
Authentically influencing and driving change through tough times
Track: Music, Art, and Entertainment
Jolen Anderson

Jolen Anderson

Visa
Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Counsel Employment
Lesson learned on the path to management from the legal and policy lens
Track: Government and Legal
Joe Briggs

Joe Briggs

NFL Players Assocation
Public Policy
Lesson learned on the path to management from the legal and policy lens
Track: Government and Legal
Harvey Anderson

Harvey Anderson

HP Inc.
Deputy General Counsel
Everything you need to know: emerging and game changing technologies (IoT, AI, Cloud, 3D print & augmented reality)
Track: Tech & Life Sciences
Godwin Gabriel

Godwin Gabriel

Moovn Technologies
CEO
The secrets to growing your business from idea to IPO
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Eva Pulliam

Eva Pulliam

Arent Fox
Data Privacy Associate
Privacy and Technology: Are predictive analytics creating biased outcomes?
Track: Tech & Life Sciences
Danielle Coleman

Danielle Coleman

VMware
Litigation counsel
Lessons learned on the path to management from the legal and policy lens
Track: Government and Legal
Clayton Bryan

Clayton Bryan

500 Startups
Venture Partner
Finding the right investor as a black or brown founder
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Adelmise Warner

Adelmise Warner

Pandora
Division General Counsel – Global Employment and Compliance; Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Lesson learned on the path to management from the legal and policy lens
Track: Government and Legal
Adamaka Ajaelo

Adamaka Ajaelo

Self-eSTEM
Executive Director & Founder
Balancing the side hustle while staying ahead at your day job
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Dr. Rosché Brown

Dr. Rosché Brown

Doctor Of Rethinking
Psychologist
Breaking the Stigma - a look at Nutrition, Mental Health and Blackness
Track: Health & Wellbeing