BLACK ENTERPRISE and Walmart Explore Job Creation and Career Reinvention at Economic Forum Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    BLACK ENTERPRISE and Walmart Explore Job Creation and Career Reinvention at Economic Forum Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Rev. Al Sharpton to Keynote Invitation-only Event at the W Hotel, Union Square, New York

    PR Newswire


    BLACK ENTERPRISE (, the premier business, investing, and wealth building resource for African Americans along with Walmart (, the nation's leading retailer and one of the nation's largest private employers of African Americans, present 20/20 Vision: Job Creation & Career Opportunities in the Next Economy.


    20/20 Vision: Job Creation & Career Opportunities in the Next Economy will explore though a series of keynote speakers and panel discussions how corporate professionals can identify and target new opportunities in emerging economic sectors and reinvent themselves for employability post recession.

    WHEN: ? ? ? ? ? ?

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011


    W-Union Square

    201 Park Avenue South ?

    New York, NY 10003

    RSVP Required


    The day's schedule includes:


    Press check-in

    9:00?a.m. ? ? ?


    • Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, BLACK ENTERPRISE
    • Paul Busby, Regional General Manager and Vice President, Northeast Division, Walmart

    9:30?a.m. ? ? ?

    Keynote Address

    • Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network


    Presentation: Labor Market Outlook

    • Bill Spriggs, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor



    Job Creation: Topics for this session include the importance of training for advancement, ensuring job creation in emerging sectors such as energy, healthcare & technology, and what initiatives African American employers can develop to grow a successful workforce.

    • Deon Barber, President, Bartech Enterprise Staffing
    • Sheena Wright, President & CEO, Abyssinian Development Corporation
    • Ron Mitchell, Founder & CEO, CareerCore Inc.
    • Sonia Alleyne, Multimedia Editorial Director, BLACK ENTERPRISE


    Case Study: Using Social Media to Brand Yourself

    • James Andrews, Founder/CEO, Social People

    11:45?a.m. ?



    Case Study: Repositioning Yourself for the Job Market

    • Kelly Beaty, VP, Marketing & Communications, Dress for Success Worldwide Contestant, NBC's 'The Apprentice' (2010)

    12:30?p.m.?? ?


    Career Reinvention for the Next Economy: This session will address how current professionals must adapt their skills and reposition themselves for a new workplace environment that includes social media. Speakers will also speak to opportunities through self employment and entrepreneurship as more companies continue to outsource.

    • Arnold Donald, President & CEO, Executive Leadership Council
    • Tony Valentine, Founder & CEO, Valentine Manufacturing, LLC
    • Chris C. Lennon, SVP & Managing Director, Executive Search Practice, The Marquin Group
    • Caroline Clarke, Host, Black Enterprise Business Report, Executive Editor, BLACK ENTERPRISE

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    EDITOR'S NOTE: ?This invitation-only forum not open to the public. Interested press should contact Andrew Wadium at 212-886-9598 or via e-mail at ?

    BLACK ENTERPRISE, your ultimate source for wealth creation, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 4 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces radio and television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.

    Contact: Andrew Wadium
    Media Relations Director, BLACK ENTERPRISE

    /PRNewswire — June 27, 2011/