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Monday, March 26 • 9:30am - 10:15am
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Session Title: Diversity in Thought & Action: “Why Not Me?”
Dismantling age-old practices in any industry is difficult, especially on the race and gender front.  In this session, we will explore the intersection of social impact and entrepreneurship. Melanites will share how we put our community storytelling ideas into practice and discuss how to transform your own experiences into change agents.

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Jennifer Pierre

Founder, Melanites
Jennifer Pierre is a social entrepreneur and kid at heart who still believes in the power of the pen. She is the founder of Melanites, a multimedia company that designs diverse toys, storybooks, and games that celebrate Brown Boyhood. A graduate of the University of Miami (B.B.A... Read More →

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Babson College

Babson College
Babson Miami brings the globally recognized leader in entrepreneurship education to South Florida and beyond, extending Babson College’s unique methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to this fast-growing hub of startup activity and epicenter of international and family business. Learn, connect, and grow your career... Read More →
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Toys are more than toys! It's important for children to possess a sense of pride. While this sense of self can be formed by many factors, research has found that there is a direct correlation between playing with relatable toys and self-esteem. Our goal is to create a shift in the... Read More →

Monday March 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am EDT