ODUNDE, Inc. Hosts “My Story” Speaking Symposium Highlighting Philadelphia Black Business Leaders

Organizers of the ODUNDE Festival, through its ODUNDE 365 Program, hosts a speaking event featuring Ahmeenah Young, CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center and A. Rahim Islam, CEO, Universal Companies.

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‘My Story’ provides a chance for students, budding entrepreneurs, and the Greater Philadelphia community as a whole, to hear, firsthand, the stories of influential Black Philadelphians, who have found great success in this City.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013

More than 75 students, entrepreneurs, advocacy groups, and civic and community leaders, are expected to attend “My Story”, a symposium featuring local African-American leaders, discussing their experiences in conducting business in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The event, hosted by the organizers of the ODUNDE Festival, an annual, four-day long cultural event whose programs reach audiences of more than 500,000 persons, will highlight Ahmeenah Young, CEO, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, and A. Rahim Islam, CEO, Universal Companies. A. Bruce Crawley, president, Millennium 3 Management, Inc., will be the moderator.

Oshunbumi Fernandez, president and CEO, ODUNDE, Inc., says, “‘My Story’ provides a chance for students, budding entrepreneurs, and the Greater Philadelphia community as a whole, to hear, firsthand, the stories of influential Black Philadelphians, who have found great success in this City. At the conclusion of the event, our goal is to inspire and encourage attendees to lead by the example set by these great individuals.”

“My Story” is the first event to be held this year, as part of the ODUNDE 365 initiative, which provides African and African-American cultural and athletic programming year-long. Collaborative partners of the event include, Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week, Clear Channel, the African American Museum in Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Tribune.

Who:

  • More than 75 students, entrepreneurs, advocacy groups, civic and community leaders
  • Ahmeenah Young, CEO, The Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • A. Rahim Islam, CEO, Universal Companies
  • A. Bruce Crawley, president, Millennium 3 Management, Inc.
  • Oshunbumi Fernandez, president and CEO, ODUNDE, Inc.

When:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19106


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