On Wednesday, June 27, 2011, Black Enterprise and Walmart presented 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy. The event was held at the W-Hotel on Park Avenue South in New York City.
Black Enterprise President & CEO Butch Graves welcomed the attendees to the forum and previewed what was to come
Paul Busby, VP and regional GM for Walmart, thanked everyone for coming and gave a few opening remarks
The room at the W Hotel where the forum was held was filled to capacity with professional-minded attendees
Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, delivered the event's inspirational keynote address
Bill Spriggs, Asst. Secretary for Policy, Dept. of Labor, offered some tips on how to enhance job creation
Deon Barber, president of Bartech Enterprise Staffing (l) and Ron Mitchell, founder & CEO of Career Core Inc. (r), participated in a panel on unemployment issues and the tight job market
Black Enterprise Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne (pictured) and Caroline V. Clarke, host of Black Enterprise Business Report and a Black Enterprise executive editor served as moderators of the day's event
James Andrews, founder & CEO of Social People, talked about the power social media has in the professional world and how to harness it for yourself.
Kelly Beaty, VP of Marketing & Communications, Dress for Success Worldwide, gave real talk about what it's like to have to reposition yourself in today's job market.
Arnold Donald, president & CEO of the Executive Leadership Council (l), discussed matters with panelist Ron Mitchell
Valentine Manufacturing Founder & CEO Tony Valentine gave advice about reinventing yourself for the next economy.
Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle gave a closing remarks and important takeaways attendees received at the educational event