ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of Black History Month, the National Black MBA Association®, one of the largest non-profit organizations advocating minority students and business professionals year-round, visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square earlier this month to ring the opening bell. Valerie Love, NBMBAA® Board member and Global Vice President Human Resources – Supply Chain Enterprise Functions, Johnson & Johnson did the honors, accompanied by members of the New York City and New Jersey chapters, two of the largest NBMBAA®chapters in the country.
“It is such an honor to stand and represent our 14,000 national and international NBMBAA® members on the Nasdaq floor,” says Valerie Love. “This moment is as historic as it is symbolic: historic in that it represents how far we’ve come, but with only 8% of African American professionals represented within the white-collar workforce, it’s also symbolic in that we still have a way to go to ensure representation of African Americans in every aspect of corporate and entrepreneurial leadership. We proudly continue the mission to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.”
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About National Black MBA Association
NBMBAA® is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional member-based organization which leads in the creation of educational and career opportunities for black professionals. Representing over 14,000 members within 40 professional chapters, 33 Leaders of Tomorrow® chapters and 300+ corporate and university partners, the organization is dedicated to developing partnerships that create intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement: career, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nbmbaa.org.
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