THE AWARDS

The "30 Black Stars" is a prestigious annual celebration of the achievements, impact, and contributions of outstanding Black leaders across corporate America. The awards seek to highlight those who are breaking barriers and paving a way for the next generation through a demonstrated commitment to excellence.

The SUMMIT

The 30 Black Stars Summit is an immersive and content-rich conference that convenes professionals, thought-leaders, and allies for a day of learning and action oriented dialogue to address barriers, opportunities, and best practices for increasing the representation of Black professionals in corporate America. Featuring a mix of inspirational keynotes, curated panel discussions, networking sessions, and a red-carpet awards gala, the two-day experience will help black professionals navigate the unique barriers and challenges they face in the workplace, and equip them with a toolkit for success. The summit also offers corporations actionable insights and access to tools and resources to help them support the growth, advancement, and retention of their diverse talent.

Special thanks to our corporate partners and supporters

MEET THE 2019 30 BLACK STARS

  • 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