A strong economy is dependent on skilled workers. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is raising awareness for the pivotal role career and technical education (CTE)
2022 InnoPower Minority Business Week
June 13th – 17th, 2022
Now in its 4th year, InnoPower Minority Business Week’s main priority is to increase the competitiveness of Black and Brown business owners and professionals through unprecedented exposure to the regional innovation ecosystem. IMBW offers new insights and connections to people, organizations, and institutional drivers who support and champion the development and growth of business productivity.
2022 INNOPOWER AWARDS
The Black Innovators on the Rise award celebrates Black professionals and entrepreneurs disrupting the status quo in various industries. They have built successful companies that work in emerging industries or non-profits. These Black Innovators are driving change and growth in their organizations.
The Black Rising Stars Award will recognize and showcase Black professionals in Indiana who excel in their respective fields and position themselves as future corporate, non-profit, and government leaders. This award recognizes Central Indiana’s next Black leaders and role models who have demonstrated advancement and a commitment to outstanding work.
The Black Excellence in Education awards honor outstanding public and private school professionals and thank them for their dedication and commitment to academic excellence for all students. This award pays tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each day to serve their students and their communities and inspire others to do the same.
DESIGN THINKING COMMUNITY SESSIONS
Design Thinking believes that innovation starts with people – bringing them together and, most importantly, working to understand and meet their needs. The five-step process is focused first on understanding the challenge at hand and how it impacts those around it.
*To inquire about these sessions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Inquiry about InnoPower Design Thinking Session.”
JUNE 13TH - BRANDING BLACK INDIANAPOLIS
JUNE 14TH - BLACK BUSINESS SUPPORT
JUNE 15TH - EDUCATION AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT
Two full days (June 16-17, 2022) of virtual panel discussions around:
Creating a culture of Black Entrepreneurship and Business ownership in Indiana
Black Talent Development and Attraction in Indiana
InnoPower and Recorder Media Group are proud supporters of the Madam Walker Legacy Center as they celebrate 95 years of Black Excellence during their grand reopening over Juneteenth weekend. The Madam Walker Legacy Center is a significant piece of our nation’s history and is listed on the register of National Historic Landmarks. This historic building is a venue for celebrating cultural diversity and traditions, primarily through the African American perspective.
InnoPower Minority Business Week (IMBW) has filled the gap for Black-Led innovation networks that bring together local, national. International entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs, leaders in the non-profit and private sectors, donors, and impact investors to network, share experiences/ideas, and make connections to address development challenges in Black communities in Indiana.
The last two years have brought unbelievable hardships to families and communities across Indiana. Black Hoosiers have especially felt the most pain as they battled “the triple pandemic” that includes the lethal Coronavirus pandemic, the twin evils of police brutality and disregard of Black life, and thirdly, equity issues that have tormented Black-Americans for generations.
When you partner or attend the InnoPower Minority Business Week, you have an opportunity to champion Indiana’s MVP businesses, become a legacy maker in the minority business community, and connect with some of the top leaders and firms at the forefront of positive change.
Speakers | Conference 2022
2022 SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 2022 SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
COMMITTEE MEMBERS | CONFERENCE 2022
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