The Black Excellence Initiative works to counter the endemic effects of racism, and to create spaces to cultivate well-being for Black students and communities by inviting Black speakers to campus who exemplify excellence in a variety of contexts. BJ Bell, Director of the Performance Attribution teams for the US and APAC regions at BlackRock, will discuss his work with local organizations and company initiatives that focus on financial inclusion and creating opportunities for underrepresented students of color. BJ also has worked extensively to encourage discussions around topics of race and inequality, and served on the expert review panel for Racial Equity 2030.
Huckle, Kiku, "Black Excellence Initiative: Fostering Belonging" (2021). Social Justice Week. 12.