BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Black Men XCEL Virtual Experience Focused On Leadership Excellence Of Men Of Color, Oct. 22–23

BLACK ENTERPRISE will present its 4th annual Black Men XCEL Summit, Oct. 22 and 23, as a virtual conference experience for the first time, expanding its reach and impact as the premier national event dedicated to celebrating and advancing the excellence and leadership of Black men. The Black Men XCEL Summit, sponsored by FedEx Express and in partnership with Presenting Sponsors AT&T and JPMorgan Chase, BLACK ENTERPRISE will introduce new elements to the event—including live chats with speakers and experts, and an interactive XCEL Sponsor Showcase—maximizing real-time engagement, coaching, mentorship, and networking opportunities for attendees.

Black Men XCEL will take place on an engagement-driven, content-rich platform with sessions, workshops, and coaching designed to provide attendees with sessions and activities that will train, equip, develop, and inspire leaders across a broad array of endeavors—from corporate America and sports management to the tech industry and community organizations.

Participants will virtually connect with some of today’s most successful business and executive influencers and gain direct access to major corporations eager to recruit ambitious men of color for high-level opportunities in their organizations.

The relevance and urgency of Black Men XCEL is heightened by the unique challenges presented by the health and economic crises of the coronavirus pandemic: America’s racial reckoning in the wake of the killing of unarmed Black people, and the upcoming presidential elections.

Confirmed speakers for the virtual experience include Tiki Barber, former NFL Player; Co-Host, Tiki and Tierney Show, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Thuzio; FedEx Express Shannon Brown, Senior Vice President/Eastern Division US Operations & Chief Diversity Officer; BCT Partners Chairman & CEO Randal Pinkett; AT&T Chief Development & Diversity Officer Corey Anthony; TV Host and Daddy Duty 365 Founder Shannon Lanier; CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers; PayPal Head of Global Financial Compliance Investigations Art Taylor; and former NAACP Youth & College Division National Director Rev. Stephen A. Green.

Other sessions and highlights of Black Men XCEL:

  • Succeeding Under Fire – What It Takes To Excel While Black
  • Neither Privileged nor Protected: Making Black Men A Diversity Priority
  • The All-Pro Dad: What It Takes To Excel as a Father
  • Front-Office Power: Pathways To Executive Leadership In Sports
  • Black Men Matter: What’s At Stake in the Presidential Election
  • Challenges & Opportunities: The Future of Black Men In Tech
  • Man With A Wealth Plan: Steps to Creating Your Multigenerational Legacy
  • Black Men’s Mental Health: Is Corporate America a Cause or a Cure?
  • …. And More!

Black Men XCEL will leverage the most powerful brotherhood of leaders in the country—including those recognized by the BE Modern Man campaign—featuring influential speakers and one-on-one keynote sessions with top executives. Attendees will be empowered, inspired, and equipped with the necessary tools to implement a strategy for personal and leadership excellence beginning the moment the conference concludes.

“The Black Men XCEL Virtual Experience will feature all of the most enduring and valued elements established over the past three years by our truly, one-of-a-kind conference celebrating the best of who we are as Black men,” says Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. “With so much at stake for Black people right now, we are excited about our ability to use our new and unique virtual conferencing platform to reach and engage more Black men of excellence than ever before, from throughout America and beyond.”

The Black Men XCEL Summit, sponsored by FedEx Express joins the Presenting sponsors AT&T and JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the Corporate sponsors of the 2020 Black Men XCEL Virtual Experience include Accenture, Apple, Consumers Energy, KPMG, Liberty Mutual, and Walmart.

Black Men XCEL begins Thursday, Oct. 22, and concludes Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. To register and find out more information, visit Search #BMXCEL for additional updates and information about Black Men XCEL on social media.