On September 11, 2010, Pitches for Breakfast will celebrate the one year anniversary of its breakfast seminar series. International lawyer Lorraine Dixon will be the keynote speaker. Dixon has worked with corporate giants AIG, USB and others on projects in over 40 countries.
Pitches for Breakfast is an open mic for business and professional women of Pan-African descent (African, African American, Caribbean, and Latino). Participants have 60 seconds to pitch (ideas, services, products, companies or themselves) to a panel of senior executives from corporate, financial, marketing, human resources, career counseling and other industries. Panelists provide feedback and suggestions for improvement.
According to Pitches’ founder, the panel of judges is intentionally comprised of decision-making professionals who are not black women to reflect a “real world” experience for the women who are pitching. Dixon states, “working competitively in a global market, the focus on building core competencies is paramount and being a proactive participant in Pitches for Breakfast effectively builds the foundation to sustainable success”.
This month’s Panelists include:
In addition to the regular program, the September Breakfast kicks off a partnership between Precision Plus and The Center for Career Development at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Shemeka Peters, Employer Relations Specialist at BMCC states that the school “seeks to collaborate with organizations who are interested in inspiring and helping our students prepare for the future”. “Pitches for Breakfast gives our students the opportunity to learn how to dynamically prepare and present to potential employers. We are thankful for the generosity of BMCC Alumni, Robert Hill, vice chancellor, public affairs, University of Pittsburgh, who sponsored two students to attend this event. Mr. Hill truly exemplifies BMCC’s motto of “Start here. Go anywhere,” Peters concluded.
To purchase tickets and find out more info on the the next breakfast (held on September 11, 2010), click here.
Five percent of all ticket sales benefit the Harlem CARES Mentor-Recruitment Circle, a local affiliate of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, founded by Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of ESSENCE magazine.
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