Business Diversity Week 2011

Business Diversity Week 2011: The Next Generation Of Business (11th – 21st April 2011)

Business Diversity Week is a week of education and advanced preparation for students entering into the world of business. Being of a minority race, culture, gender or sexual preference may increase the risk of introducing prejudice to ones profile, making it difficult for the individual’s professional skills to remain the primary focus. On the other hand, the mixing of so many backgrounds in the workplace has introduced a unique set of challenges that have never been experienced in modern history. Today’s economy has made it even more competitive for students to find internships and post-graduate jobs.

The Business Diversity Week events will enable the individual to:

  • Strengthen and effectively expose personal brand.
  • Develop professional communication and networking skills.
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem.
  • Discover New & Trending Career Options.
  • Take advantage of local resources at GWU and in DC.

BYOB: Be Your Own Boss
Monday, April 11th
Room 651, Duques Hall, 800 21st St, N.W.
7pm – 9pm


  • Gabrielle Green – BodhiTeas
  • Robert Egger – DC Central Kitchen
  • Kristal High –
  • Tricia Rivelle – Greenfinity
  • Andre Rogers

Join us and an exciting panel of entrepreneurs of various ages and professional backgrounds to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Opening remarks by Jim Chung, Director of the GW Office of Entrepreneurship; moderator: DJ Saul, VP of New Ventures, iStrategyLabs. Reception to follow.

A “How to” to Going Global: Starting Up International and Non-Profit Organizations
Tuesday, April 12th
Room 453, Duques Hall
7pm – 9:00pm


  • Kenneth Chaletzky – President and Founder, Copy General, Inc.
  • Sanjay Rupani – Chief Strategy Officer, The George Washington University School of Business
  • Barnett Koven – Co-Founder and Chair, The Village Energy Project, Inc.

Learn the essentials of starting an international business or non-profit organization from a panel of experienced local professionals.

Keeping it Clean, Going Green: Benefits and Opportunities of CSR and Green Business
Wednesday, April 13th
Room 451, Duques Hall
7pm – 9:00pm

Come hear from local DC proessionals about the benefits of ethical business practices and opportunities of going green in a variety of industries. Reception to follow.

Defying The Elements: Fashion Show 2011
Saturday, April 16th
Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Hall (Main Entrance)
7pm – 9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets: 6$ Pre-sale (MSSC, 2127 G Street NW), 10$ at the door

A formal exhibition of the contemporary fashion of today’s young professionals, accompanied by live DJ and reception to follow.
Co-Sponsorship: Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Mu-Delta Chapter

Capitol Business: A Discussion on Business in Politics
Thursday, April 21st
Room 201, Marvin Center

Have you ever wondered whats happens on Capitol Hill when businesses present information in Congress?  Here in Washington, D.C. we are located at the nexus of two of the most powerful forces in The United States today: The Private Sector and the Federal Government.  Join us in discussing how businesses advocate for themselves to get favorable legislation passed, how government tax policies and regulation affect business operations, and who the key players are in communicating each group’s agenda.