Part 2 — Career Ready: How Employers are Leveraging HBCUs for Diverse Leader Talent

Guest presenters:

  • Stephen Ball, Senior Vice President External Engagement, Wells Fargo
  • Walter P. Cooper, Sr., Director of Career Education/Leadership Development Center, Tuskegee University
  • Diana Nguyen, Human Resources College Recruiting and Placement Specialist, NextEra Energy

Opening Remarks:  Whitney Cunningham Walker, Senior Community Relations Specialist, Florida Power & Light Company

FCAN Host: Kathy McDonald, Assistant Director for Network Partnerships

While Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) represent 3% of US colleges and universities, they produce almost 20% of Black college graduates and 25% of Black STEM graduates.  As companies invest in diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplaces, HBCUs are key partners in identifying well-rounded, diverse leaders who are career ready.  HBCUs utilize intentional strategies that embed career readiness throughout a student’s tenure.  Their unique role in developing the whole student prepares these new hires to transition to the workplace ready to contribute.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How HBCUs embed career readiness throughout their college experience
  • How employers look to HBCUs to find diverse talent ready to lead
  • How employers and communities can connect with HBCUs to foster more career opportunities for students of color

This webinar was made possible by the generous support of:


Event Details

Webinar: The Promise of Florida HBCUs, Part 2 — Career Ready: How Employers are Leveraging HBCUs for Diverse Leader Talent
Date and Time
: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

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