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Forbes Announces Inaugural ForbesBLK Summit in Atlanta with Nick Cannon

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Nick Cannon speaks at Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Author: Nick Cannon, “Neon Aliens Ate My Homework” at Apple Store Soho on March 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

*Nick Cannon and La La Anthony are part of the lineup of speakers for Forbes’ inaugural ForbesBLK Summit, taking place in Atlanta on November 5-6, 2023. 

The theme for the event is The Future of Black Entrepreneurialism: Convening Culture, Creativity, and Community.

The summit “will bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs and entertainers to ignite critical conversations around the future of Black capitalism,” per Forbes.com.

The two-day event will be accessible virtually and include “discussions focused on creating more equitable economies; the future of Black media; how Black entrepreneurs are securing funding; how executives of color navigate the world of sports and beyond, all while championing the global community of Black trailblazers,” the outlet writes.

In addition to Cannon and Anthony, the speakers also include NBA icon Isiah Thomas.

La La Anthony
Lala Anthony

Additional speakers are:

  • Nicole Pullen Ross, Partner and New York Region Head of Sports and Entertainment Solutions, Goldman Sachs
  • Shelly Cayette, Chief Commercial Officer, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Operation HOPE
  • Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, Dean of Global Public Health, NYU
  • Melonie D. Parker, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Google
  • Todd Minor, General Manager, MCAPS Academy, Microsoft
  • Michelle Jordan, Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T
  • Phylicia Fant, Head of Music Industry and Culture Collaborations, Amazon Music

The summit will offer immersive cultural experiences that highlight black-owned businesses in Atlanta. A Welcome Kickback will take place on Sunday, November 5. 

Attendees will also be able to purchase ForbesBLK’s first apparel collection at the summit.

For more information about the ForbesBLK Summit, visit: Forbes 2023 ForbesBLK Summit. For the full list of speakers, click here.

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