Georgetown University Hosting Inaugural African Business Conference
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Georgetown University hosted its first-ever African business conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day event, called “Africa Rising: Business In Action,” was hosted by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s African Studies Program, and it began Feb. 6.

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“The purpose of this event is to showcase the growth and impact of the private sector across the African continent and facilitate a discussion on opportunities to continue this success,” wrote event organizers.

The conference featured six panels discussing issues including financial and business opportunities, cultural shifts and technological advancements, and more than 20 executives and leaders of the African diaspora from companies and organizations including Coca-Cola, World Bank, Atlas Mara, Abraaj, Emerging Capital Partners, IHS Towers, Standard Bank, and Okayafrica participated. Check out updates from the event below:








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Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.