Thank You For Supporting The
March 12, 2020 Black History Breakfast
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, we made it just under the wire with under 100 attendees since many of our supporters could not attend. However, we are GRATEFUL for their support than and of those who DID attend the March 12th Black History Breakfast.
Since that day, virtually everything has postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus crisis. We celebrated our ten honorees, applauded our keynote speaker with her brilliant message, and elbow bumped and air-kissed our way throughout the morning festivities.
By now, our co-host, The Colonnade Boston Hotel, and many of our friends are tackling the tough issues of layoffs, cancellations, and business uncertainty. Again we are grateful that the Black History Breakfast took place.
We will be back later with more photos, videos, and other Breakfast details. We are prayerful for everyone around the world who is facing this disease head-on with courage, fortitude, and bravery.
A special THANK YOU for ALL of the first responders, scientists, and healthcare professionals working tirelessly to save our planet from this dreaded virus.
Carole Copeland Thomas
Enoch Woodhouse, II, Esq. is a Tuskegee Airman who served our country during World War II, and was one of 24 honored at the 2016 Black History Breakfast.
Keynote Speaker Shironda White
Founder and CEO
This is a Special Breakfast You Won't Want To Miss!
Our 26th Empowerment Recognition Breakfast since the year 2000
The Black History Breakfast Featuring Keynote Speaker
Shironda White is a social entrepreneur with a passion for higher education and community development. She is currently the Founder of three companies: CauseEDU, an online college financial planning platform; West Douglas Capital, a real estate investment and community development company; and Cocoa & Cupcakes, an allergy-friendly baked goods company. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, her 15-year career spanned financial services, philanthropy, and higher education management, working for organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
the US Department of Health & Human Services, and Harvard University.
Shironda is an alumna of Spelman College and received her MBA in entrepreneurship and social impact from Boston University's Questrom School of Business. She is very active with both of her alma maters and currently serves as a case competition coach and a frequent speaker at Boston University.
Shironda is originally from Oxnard, California, and moved to Boston in 2010 after starting her career in Atlanta.
Congratulations To Our Breakfast Awardees
Voices Of Excellence!!
•Bring young people to the Breakfast.
•Bring emerging diverse staff members and leaders.
•Bring your family members.
•Bring community advocates.
•Bring your business leaders.
•Bring anyone who cares about economic development and multicultural leadership.
Special THANKS to ALL of our Sponsors for making our
Black History Breakfast a BIG SUCCESS!!
THANK YOU SPONSORS!!