The "30 Black Stars" is an annual initiative that recognizes the achievements, impact and contributions of Black business and professional achievers in the United States. Each year, we identify and honor 30 outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves and are paving a way for minorities in business and corporate world through a demonstrated commitment to excellence.


The Black Stars Conference and Awards are designed to facilitate empowering discussions around diversity and inclusion and provide solutions for how organizations can recruit, retain, engage and advance the Black talent pool. Organizations have an opportunity to gather insights, highlight their D&I efforts, connect with talent, network with industry thought leaders, share best practices and more. The conference concludes with the prestigious 30 Black Stars awards gala where the honorees are recognized and celebrated for their impact.

Special thanks to our corporate partners and supporters


  • Michael Armstrong

    EVP, Worldwide Television Licensing and Operations Paramount Pictures

  • Michellene Davis

    EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer RWJBarnabas Health

  • Annie Jean-Baptiste

    Head of Product Inclusion, Research and Activation Google

  • Sekou Kaalund

    Managing Director JPMorgan Chase

  • Sabina Dankwa

    Vice President Goldman Sachs

  • Mikeisha Anderson Jones, Esq.

    VP, Global Diverse Exec Engagement American Express

  • Emeka Chinwuba

    Partner Baker McKenzie

  • Ezinne Kwubiri

    Head of Inclusion & Diversity H&M

  • Mickael Dada Amos

    Chief Financial Officer Rosecliff Ventures

  • Dr. Kwame Ennin

    Orthopaedic Surgeon Texas Center for Joint Replacement

  • Monique Murphy

    Corporate Vice President - Diversity & Inclusion New York Life

  • Dr. Theodore Nyame

    Surgeon Charlotte Plastic Surgery

  • Marcus Odedina

    Partner Ernst & Young

  • Iesha Berry

    SVP, Human Resource Executive and Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Wealth Management Bank of America

  • Deavra A. Daughtry

    President & CEO Excellent Care Management

  • Chris Folayan

    CEO / Founder Mall for Africa Ltd

  • Gina Paige

    President and Co-founder African Ancestry

  • Sherrie Deans

    Executive Director National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation

  • Michael Warner

    Partner & Chief Relationship Officer Egami Group

  • Dr. Sophia Ononye

    Founder and CEO The Sophia Consulting Firm

  • Shawn Dove

    CEO Campaign for Black Male Achievement

  • Umindi Francis Denis

    Founder & CEO Umindi Francis Consulting Group

  • Taa Wongbe

    Founder & CEO The Khana Group

  • Kim Roxie

    Founder & CEO Lamik Beauty

  • Nshokano Katabana

    Founder and CEO FWG Solutions

  • Nadia Pringle-Davis

    Director, Marketing Strategy Blackrock

  • Minda Harts

    CEO The Memo LLC

  • Michelle A. Nicholas

    Executive Director Girls Inc. of Westchester County

  • Michelle D. Hare

    Enterprise Marketing Analyst State Farm

  • Claudine Waite

    Director, Content Marketing Associaton of National Advertisers