Top 50 Companies for African Americans to Work for Being Showcased in Our Nation's Capital

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Celebrating the top 50 companies for African-American MBAs to work and top 50 under 50 African American MBA corporate executives on the move.

The goal of the event is to illuminate the true power of diversity by recognizing the men and women who have made their mark in their professions

In celebration of 10 years of service, P&L Publishing, publisher of DiversityMBA Magazine, will host its first Leadership Forum and Gala at the Wardman Park Marriott, in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 1, 2007. The inaugural event brings diversity experts and corporate leaders together for one full day of interactive best practice sessions, while providing a format for business building relationships.

Mr. Les Brown, renowned motivational speaker and author, will host the elaborate celebration to honor the Top 50 under 50 African-American MBA Corporate Executives on The Move. This year's honorees are a diverse group of professionals with a common demand for excellence. Among the Top 50 being honored are Keith Wyche (Pitney Bowes), Richard Williams (Verizon Wireless), Lawrence Smith (Disney Vacation Club) Laura Bartlett (Allstate Insurance), and Denise Russell Fleming (Sprint/Nextel) to name a few.

The Top 50 Companies for African-American MBAs to Work will also be recognized for their commitment to diversity, leadership and development of their minority employees. Marriott International will be honored as the #1 ranked company, along with the other top 50, for its long-standing commitment to global diversity over the past year.

"The goal of the event is to illuminate the true power of diversity by recognizing the men and women who have made their mark in their professions", states Pamela A. McElvane, CEO & Publisher of DiversityMBA Magazine. " These are the people creating winning cultures everyday in corporate America", she adds.

The day's events will highlighted by insightful forums and power roundtable dialogue with the most respected diversity leaders from across the country. Patricia C. Pope, CEO & Co-Founder of Pope & Associates, giants in the diversity industry for over 30 years, will discuss the progress made over the past decade in diversity. Plus, Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, President & CEO of Nia Pulse, demonstrates how research provides a competitive advantage.

The evenings black-tie Gala will be highlighted by the insightful words of keynote speaker, Mr. Michael V. Roberts, JD, Chairman & CEO of The Roberts Companies.

For more information on how your company can become a sponsor or to purchase tickets please call Devin Oten, EVP Sales, at (958) 792-1551 or Regina Wallace, Event Sales, at (708)288-3460. Interested parties can also register for the forum and purchase tickets to the general reception and gala on-line, visit

About DiversityMBA Magazine:
Diversity MBA Magazine provides companies with a single source for all of their diversity needs. In addition to covering the minority recruiting niche, DiversityMBA Magazine provides continuous research on the demographics of the workforce, 'the top' industries, companies and leaders that are important to career talent seekers. Published quarterly, Diversity MBA Magazine reaches more than 50,000 subscribers. For more information, please visit

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