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Jordan Davis, BS'22: I am a 21st century business leader.
Richa Chaturvedi, BS'25: I am a 21st century business leader.
Edward Quintanilla, BS'25: I am a 21st century...
Alex Wiley, BS'25: I am a 21st century...
Andreina Treto, BS'23, Atsede Zemichael, BS'23, Nicole Taylor, BS'23: ...21st century business leader.
Maqubè Reese, Associate Director, Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives: When we're looking and navigating the 21st century, we have to do it with responsibility and care. We want to make sure our students are ethically mindful and are aware of the growing focus of racial reconciliation in the community and in the world. So the 21st Century Business Leader Summit is a summit to basically show students what does it mean to be in the world of work in the 21st century? And so how do you pay attention to those problems as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and belonging? How do you have conversations with the community so that you're not causing harm but you're making an impact so that intent and impact our married.
RJ Clemmons, MS'22: To me being a business leader in the 21st century means leading with empathy and inclusion and all your decision making.
Marsha Koda, BS'24: Representing those who cannot represent themselves.
Chase Wampler, BS'23: Putting an emphasis on inclusion and the greater good of all.
Lauren Stadnyk, BS'25: It means building a community of women in business.
Aaron Torres-Villia, BS'25: Having diversity as the forefront of everything I do.
Maqubè Reese: This year, we had Cummins as a corporate sponsor and they basically gave the keynote address. And then after that you go to breakout sessions, and these breakout rooms are really where you are immersed. And so students learn from other individuals that look like them. They learn from other individuals that could help them in their field of study. So they learn so much watching the students connect with the material, asking tough questions to the presenters, and wanting to know more of just like this sense of like this is where we're supposed to be. The summit isn't just a KODI thing, but it's a Kelley full experience, and we want to make sure we wove it into the fabric of Kelley because that's essentially what we're doing. We're building leaders of the business world to go and tackle those tough problems.
Travon Moore, BS'24: I am a 21st century business leader.
Yasmine Booker, BS'25: I'm a 21st century business leader.
Maxime Bomboko, MS'22:Je suis un business leader du 21e siècle.
Alejandro Buendia, BS'22: Soy líder empresarial del siglo XXI.
Jason Li, BS'24: Wǒ shì 21 shìjì de shāngyè lǐngxiù.
Alisha Ahmed, BS'25: I am a 21st century business leader.
Maqubè Reese: We want to say thank you to our premier diversity partners. And so we're really thankful for their time, their energy. I believe corporate sponsor should get involved with this because there are a plethora of opportunities where you can actually meet the students and see what students are learning and what they expect in their workplace. It's helpful for the students to see that those corporate sponsors are invested in something like this. Students will also resonate with the fact that they'll see people that look like them that are doing the work and they'll see opportunity to bring that into their own personal journey.
Alejandro Buendia, BS'22: Being a 21st century business leader means going above and beyond where everybody else does.
Jordan Davis, BS'22: Hearing more about the community than the profit line.
Palak Jindal, BS'24: Bring innovation and inclusivity.
Jason Li, BS'24: You are taking into consideration not only the business aspect of running something, but rather our responsibility inherently to humanity.
Nicholas Frank, BS'25: Being adaptable and overcoming ever-changing challenges.
Jamon Gaines, MSIS'21: Paving the way for future generations and giving better opportunities for those individuals like myself.
Caleb Wilkerson, BS'24: I believe that there's a lot of opportunity especially
right now in the world for new change and that is what the 21st century business leaders will bring.