How Brandy Williams is helping the leaders of tomorrow through the Cincinnati Black MBA Association

Brandy Williams, President, Cincinnati Black MBA Association

2013 Nonprofit Board Executive

Entire board nomination

Cincinnati Black MBA Association

Brandy Williams, president

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The Cincinnati chapter of the National Black MBA Association is part of a national organization that is dedicated to creating partnerships that result in creating intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. The Cincinnati chapter hosts monthly events, including networking, executive recruiting, speaker panel sessions, training sessions and additional events and services to members, along with the broader Cincinnati community.

The organization has partnered with local colleges and universities to encourage continued education to students who want to pursue a graduate business degree. The chapter has hosted workshops at the University of Cincinnati and has partnered with business professionals from Procter & Gamble, GE and successful entrepreneurs, who have appeared as panel guests to share what they have learned with students.

Among the lessons the panelists have taught the students include the 30-second elevator pitch, resume writing and interview skills.

The national black MBA organization is also instrumental in supporting its Cincinnati chapter in administering the Leaders of Tomorrow, or LOT, program. Through the program, the chapter has recruited business professionals to visit a pair of inner-city high schools (Hughes and Withrow) on a monthly basis, teaching modules focused on career choice, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, business plan writing, college prep and selection, and communication and presentation skills.

The chapter also gives annual scholarships up to $2,000, available to selected students seeking to pursue a college education.

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