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CBE Summit
2019 TIMELINE

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

CBE’s Inaugural
Summit 19 was
a success!

CBE’s Inaugural Summit 19 brought together over 600 Black Professionals across sectors for two days of networking, community building, and elevation. Our programming focused on 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. Speakers included fortune 500 executives and Board members, government officials, leading activist, health professionals, entrepreneurs, and a host of others.

Over the course of two days participants had the unique opportunity to:

  • talk to recruiters from over 15 leading companies at the Career Fair;
  • 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, Judge Teri Jackson, Quita Highsmith, Head of Alliance and Advocacy Relations Genentech, Malia M. Cohen, Chair, California State and a host of others. See the full list of 2019 speakers here.
  • Participate in the Pitch Competition, where CBE provided a platform for entrepreneurs of all ages—high school, higher education, and professionals—to present their ventures, receive feedback, and start to build relationships with investors and customers! In 2019 our four winners received $3k each;
  • Participate in Legal Pitch Day, where Black attorneys from 12 law firms were given an opportunity to meet with in-house counsel from Zendesk, VMWare, Visa, PayPal, Oakland City Attorney, eBay, Apple, Chevron, and Facebook to discuss opportunities for working together; and
  • 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
Malia Cohen, California Board of Equalization, 2nd district
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 C&D
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&B
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&B
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 C&D
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&B
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

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”