On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Chicago Urban League presentrf its annual SUMMIT Luncheon – Centennial Edition at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue from 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. Featuring Mellody Hobson (President, Ariel Investments) “In Conversation” with Connie Lindsey (Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust), the luncheon shined a spotlight on the power and importance of diversity in the workplace, and ways that businesses can and should work to achieve it.
The League also continued its annual tradition of recognizing a select group of Chicagoans as Innovators. The following people demonstrated an ongoing commitment to Chicago’s African American community through financial literacy, business savvy, technology and entrepreneurship:
Chris-Tia Donaldson, founder of Thank God Its Natural Hair, a line of eco-friendly natural products for the hair, body and home
Fabian Elliot, founder and CEO of Black Tech Mecca
Rendel Solomon, founder of One Stock One Future, a nonprofit that teaches high schools students financial literacy through stock ownership
Olamide Bamidele, Alysia Sargent, and Alexandria Willis, founders of GoDutch dating app
To read more about their entrepreneurial endeavors in Chicago, read their blog posts here
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