Blake's 19th Annual Diversity Symposium
Dr. Johnnetta Cole will be the featured speaker at Blake’s 2011 Diversity Symposium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium on Blake's Northrop campus. Cole is an inspiring and groundbreaking leader, human rights advocate, corporate board pioneer, anthropology professor, author, museum director and is internationally recognized on a wide variety of fronts.
Dr. Cole’s life of transformative leadership has taken her on many paths including:
— serving as the first African American woman college president of Spelman College. A champion of the power of education and of women’s education in particular, she was subsequently president at Emory University and then at Bennett College. At Bennett College, Dr. Cole founded the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity & Inclusion Institute.
— being the first woman elected to the board of Coca Cola Enterprises and serving on the boards of Home Depot, NationsBank and other leading Fortune 500 companies, and
— educating the nation about African Art as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art
Dr. Cole is a dynamic speaker and world citizen whose remarkable journey will resonate with all who aspire to become engaged, transformative citizens of the 21st Century. The event is free but seating is limited, so please arrive early.