Going Global Summit

Conference

June 18th, 2021

GOING GLOBAL SUMMIT

The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business and modernization is thrusting the continent from the world’s margins to the global mainstream. There is tremendous promise in the dynamism and ingenuity of Africa’s entrepreneurs. The region’s abundant world-class innovation and talent are increasingly being harnessed to improve lives and generate wealth. InnoPower is working to develop a stronger pipeline of awareness and access to Africa’s talent and solutions, especially in Nigeria and West Africa regions.

InnoPower’s Going Global Summit presented by Business Africa Online, in partnership with Afrigrants, intends to amplify, connect, and support emerging leaders in Africa and beyond who design, launch and scale businesses making an impact across the world.

Focus:

  • Amplify: enabling emerging African leaders and businesses
  • Entrepreneurship: providing African entrepreneurs with access to resources, training and finance
  • Connection: introducing US-based businesses and service providers to Africa’s innovators
  • Advocacy: increasing the viability of Africa as a region for economic development partnerships

INNOPOWER MINORITY BUSINESS WEEK

InnoPower, LLC and Recorder Media Group will host the 2021 edition of their annual conference on June 14-18. The expanded InnoPower Minority Business Week will feature five days of in-person and virtual programming that aim to address the societal and economic gaps COVID-19 amplified. Learn more at www.InnoPowerIndy.com

Conference Team

Robert Shegog
Chair, Partnerships
Rupal Thanawala
Chair, Organizing Committee Managing Director, Trident Systems
Jason Williams
Chair, Programming and Planning
Brandi Sasore
Marketing & Branding / Speaker Engagement Partner
Trey Hester
Marketing & Branding Partner/ Tech Strategist
Thelma Ekiyor
Chair, Going Global
Kim Pennycuff
Partnership, Speaker and Sponsor Support

Speakers | Conference 2021

Kristian
Andersen
Partner
High Alpha
Rona
Asuncion
Co-Founder and Director of Product Design
MetaCX
Ted
Baker
Regional Director - Great Lakes
VMware
Tiffany
Benjamin
Sr. Director, Social Impact
Eli Lilly and Company
Stephanie
Bothun
Vice President and Co-Founder
Ascend Indiana
Leslie
Bowles
Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagemen
Women's Fund of Indiana at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
Oseye
Boyd
Editor
Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper
Dr. Jamie
Bracey-Green
CEO
National Institute for Inclusive Competitiveness
Mark
Caswell
Chief Executive Officer
KSM Consulting
Rod
Cotton
Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President, Strategy & Transformation
Roche Diagnostics
Claudia
Cummings
President & CEO
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Brandi
Davis-Handy
Chief Public Relations Officer, US Utilities
The AES Corporation
Emil
Ekiyor
Founder & CEO
InnoPower LLC
Dr. Lorenzo
Esters
Chancellor, Indianapolis campus
Ivy Tech Community College
Angela
Freeman
Partner and Intellectual Property/Patent Attorney
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Mike
Green
Chief Strategist
National Institute for Inclusive Competitiveness
De'Niece
Harrison-Hudson
Program Director
OneAmerica
Karrah
Herring
Chief Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity Officer
State of Indiana
Kamaria
Hill
Government Sales Executive
LinkedIn
Andrea
Hutchins
Vice President
Thomas P. Miller & Associates
Aleesia
Johnson
Superintendent
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
Scott
Jones
President & Founder
Eleven Fifty Academy
Todd
Khozein
Co-CEO
SecondMuse
John
Kuykendall
Dean, School of Education
University of Indianapolis
Joy
Mason
President, Senior Business Strategist
Optimist Business Solutions LLC
Blake
Nathan
CEO
Educate ME Foundation, Inc.
Kimberly
Neal
Executive Director
BELIEVE Schools
Mathew
Palakal Ph.D.
Senior Executive Associate Dean, School of Informatics and Computing
IUPUI
Amar
Patel
Executive Director
Teach for America
Earl Martin
Phalen
Founder & CEO
Phalen Leadership Academies
Dana
Pittard
Vice President, Defense Programs
Allison Transmission
Ellen
Quigley
Vice President of Programs
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
Rebecca
Rahschulte Ph.D.
Vice President of K-14 Initiatives & Statewide Partnerships
Ivy Tech Community College
Dr. Ronald S.
Rochon
President
University of Southern Indiana
Joyce Q.
Rogers Esq.
Interim Executive Vice President for Development
Indiana University Foundation
Emily
Scott
Senior Program Manager
LISC Indianapolis
Robin
Shackleford
Indiana House District 98
Indiana House of Representatives
Mariama
Shaheed
CEO / Head of School
Global Preparatory Academy
Jamal
Smith
Owner
The FLOWens Group
Geneva
Taylor
President - Managing Director
Tellis Executive Search
Rupal
Thanawala
Managing Director
Trident Systems
John
Thompson
President
Thompson Distribution Co.
Dr. LaTonya
Turner
Dean, Fred S. Klipsch Educators College
Marian University
Bill
Turner
Executive Director, Skillful Indiana and National Alliance Delivery, Markle Foundation
Skillful Indiana
Sunny Lu
Williams
President
TechServ Corporation
Shannon
Williams
Senior Vice President
The Mind Trust
Marshawn
Wolley
President and CEO
Black Onyx Management
The Honorable Todd
Young
U.S. Senator
State of Indiana