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Inaugural Future Black Business Leaders Conference to be held at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Toronto – The aim of a new conference at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is to attract Black young professionals to management education and to promote the range of graduate programs the School has available.  

On February 27, the Full-Time MBA Recruitment and Admissions team will host theInaugural Future Black Business Leaders Conference,in partnership with the Rotman African Caribbean Business Club (RACBC)a student club. The daylong event will feature keynotes from business leaders, a sample class, a panel discussion with current students and alumni, and interactive professional development breakouts with Amazon, Bain, CIBC Wood Gundy, Deloitte, IBM, ICON Talent Partners, RBC, and Scotiabank. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn everything they need to know to apply to the Full Time MBA program as well as the Rotman School’s Morning and Evening MBA, Master of Finance, Master of Management Analytics and Master of Financial Risk Management programs.  

Prof. Nouman Ashraf, the School’s Director, Diversity and Inclusion, will lead an interactive class on leadership. The opening keynote is Rotman alumnus Gave Lindo, JD/MBA ’07, Director of Content Programming for TikTok Canada. The closing keynote is Dahabo Ahmed Omer, Executive Director of the Black North Initiative. The Initiative was created by The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism to combat anti-Black systemic racism in Corporate Canada. 

Registration is available for this online conference at  

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For more information:
Ken McGuffin 
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto