Young Professionals

YP L.E.A.D.S. brings together the millennials and Young Professionals who drive the Urban League Movement. Join them as they explore ways to empower communities, change lives, and better themselves in career and life. Expect insightful and engaging workshops, networking opportunities, and social events. Come to build new connections and strengthen old ones!

Young Professionals Awards Luncheon “NULYP Honors”

Presiding: Carlos J. Clanton, President, National Urban League Young Professionals; National Urban League Trustee

Invocation: Marvis McGowan, Pastor, Shining Light Bible Mission Church

Sponsor Remarks:  John E. White, VP, North America Operations Management, Sodexo

Featured Speaker: Shannon G. Hardin, Council President, Columbus City Council

Sponsors: Google, Sodexo

Pivot: Identifying, Negotiating and Securing Your Next Role

Moderator:  Shannon LaNier, Actor, Author & Global TV Personality

Sponsor Remarks: Jerrell Saunders, Senior Director Finance Decision Support

Rashida Selise Wilson, Faculty Associate ELO, AAMU
Solomon Plater, Director Brand, NuMark
Myron Lloyd, Counsel, Information Technology, General Motors
Dr. Rachel Talton, CEO, Synergy Marketing Strategy & Research, Inc.

Year of the Slay…#BlackGirlMagic

Moderator: Jordyn Rolling, Journalist, Black Entertainment Network (BET) & VICE Network

Samantha Abrams
, Executive Director, March on Washington Film Festival
Ashley Bryant, Resist & Win Digital Director,
Kéla Walker, Entertainment & Lifestyle Authority, Influencer
Renae Bluitt , Founder, In Her Shoes Blog; Creator/Executive Producer: “She Did That.”

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