The 2020 HBCUgrow LEAD Conference & Awards is here! This year’s theme: The Intersection of Business and Education. This forum will bring together leadership from HBCUs and MSIs to engage with corporate diversity, inclusion and equity leaders. Partner and sponsor packages are available.

This year’s event will be held on April 7 at the Living & Learning Center on the campus of Virginia Union University in Richmond.

2020 LEAD Agenda

9:00-10:10amWelcome and Building Equity & Business Partnerships (Keynote)
It seems as if everyone has a diversity and inclusion policy today, but how many are truly effective? Join us as we hear from a leader whose company has built a program that is truly working. You’ll leave today understanding more about how you can build strong partnerships that lead to true equity.
10:20-11:20amBusiness Panel
Ask questions of our business panelists on what has worked (and what hasn’t) for their diversity and inclusion programs. They will field your questions on how they have achieved success and what the future looks like.
11:30-12:30pmPresidential Panel
The Presidential Panel – a conference favorite – is back! Every college and university wants to see its students graduate and have a successful career. Hear how Presidents are addressing equity challenges and building corporate partnerships in the ever-changing HBCU higher-ed environment. Schools and businesses are invited to ask questions and share their needs and expectations.
12:30-2:30pmLEAD Awards Luncheon
Join us for lunch and help us celebrate the 2020 LEAD Awards! We’ll have some talented musicians from Virginia Union University while we enjoy a plated luncheon, then you will find out who the winners are for this year’s LEAD Awards. Awards are chosen based on input from the public and our judge’s panel. Be the first to see and congratulate the winners for:
LEAD Innovation
LEAD Marketing
LEAD Website
LEAD Military-Friendly
Best Leadership