Sponsors

Pfizer Pfizer

Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That’s why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.We have a leading portfolio of products and medicines that support wellness and prevention, as well as treatment and cures for diseases across a broad range of therapeutic areas; and we have an industry-leading pipeline of promising new products that have the potential to challenge some of the most feared diseases of our time, like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

To ensure we can continue to deliver on our commitments to the patients, customers and shareholders who rely on us, we are focused on improving the way we do business; on operating with transparency in everything we do; and on listening to the views of all of the people involved in health care decisions. Through working in partnership with everyone from patients to health care providers and managed care organizations to world governments and non-governmental organizations, our goal is to ensure that people everywhere have access to innovative treatments and quality health care.

Contact us at www.pfizer.com


The Brooklyn Navy Yard The Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is now home to over 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people and generating over $2B per year in economic impact for the City. Building on the Yard’s history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre, waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC constantly strives to provide an environment in which businesses and careers can take root and grow. Industrial users are BNYDC’s highest priority.The Brooklyn Navy Yard was once one of the nation’s most storied naval shipbuilding facilities that for over 150 years built and launched America’s most famous fighting ships, including the USS Maine, USS Arizona, and USS Missouri. The Yard also served as an important point of passage, home, and workplace for countless veterans as they served our country. Through its public programming, the Yard continues to honor and preserve this rich history.

Contact us at www.brooklynnavyyard.org


Raines International
Raines International

Founded in 1969, Raines International is a premier retained executive search firm based in New York City. Our client base spans organizations of all sizes, industries, and geographies. We have been longstanding members of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) as well as the International Association for Corporate and Professional Recruitment (IACPR). We adhere to, and have contributed to, the guidelines set forth by these professional organizations.

Contact us at http://rainesinternational.com.


Chadick Ellig Logo Chadick Ellig

Chadick Ellig is a premier retained executive search firm based in New York City. Our mission has been to build partnerships for the long term success of our clients providing outstanding attention, accessibility, and advice. Founded in 1977, we are proud of our stellar reputation for client satisfaction, candidate retention and diversity placements.
We believe that each assignment is critical, each client is valuable, and each candidate is unique. As a result, we are passionate client advocates, committed to helping both our clients and candidates achieve success.

Chadick Ellig is retained for positions from CEO/President/Board Director to line management and functional roles. We conduct searches in general management, human resources, marketing, sales, finance, risk management, and other functions. Clients range in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-cap and private equity-backed companies, diversified financial services, consumer services, and business services. Chadick Ellig has a formidable track record of attracting women and minority executives to the executive suite as well as placing them on Boards.

Chadick Ellig is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC), and the only New York member firm of IIC Partners, a worldwide affiliation of independently owned and operated retained search firms, and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the global professional association for retained executive search firms.

Contact us at www.chadickellig.com


Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. We understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.

Contact us at www.hoganlovells.com


Pride Global Pride Global

The Pride Global network of companies focuses on a diverse array of human resources solutions including managed services, vendor management, payroll programs, business process optimization, and staffing for both direct hire and contingent labor. These are our operating subsidiaries:
Russell Tobin
Pride One
Pride Health
Pride BPO
Pride Tech

Contact us at www.prideglobal.com


LDI Color Toolbox

LDI Color ToolBox is one of today’s fastest growing digital document solution providers and a leader in the supply, sale and service of office technology. Comprised of a team of experienced industry professionals, LDI understands the importance of copy.scan.send.print technology to your business. We are prepared to customize solutions that will enhance your corporate communications and give your business a competitive advantage.

LDI partners with the digital document industry’s leading manufacturers of hardware and software products and with the best national and regional service providers. This partnering is the product of decades of building personal and professional relationships. The result is our ability to offer our clients choices, flexibility, reliability, complete workflow integration and a window into tomorrow’s technology.

The Color ToolBox was developed to offer the graphics designer, studio and advertising professionals all of the tools necessary to present the highest quality in color input, color output and color management. With the popularity of color in today’s marketplace, LDI Color ToolBox is recognized for our expertise and experience in recommending the right color solution for every aspect of your business workflow. Whether your needs are for basic business color, color management solutions, proofing or offset quality in-sourcing, LDI Color ToolBox has the right solution for you.

Contact us at www.myldi.com


The Network Journal

The Network Journal is a monthly print and online business magazine for Black professionals and business owners. TNJ was founded in 1993, and is dedicated to educating and empowering its readers by:

I-Providing news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace.

II-Featuring successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business- and career-building strategies.

III-Highlighting business and career trends in key industries.

IV-Providing information on valuable resources in the government, corporate and non-for-profit sectors.

Each issue of TNJ also contains articles on technology, health, personal finance and entertainment.  In addition to the magazine, TNJ hosts two signature event that honor professionals in the business world through its: 25 Influential Black Women in Business Luncheon (March); and the 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards Dinner (June).

The growing success of The Network Journal can be witnessed through the many awards it has received from prominent local organizations. It has been honored by: the U. S. Small Business Administration for its “outstanding commitment to America’s small business,”; the National Minority Business Council, Inc., for “outstanding performance in media communications to the minority community,”; and by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency for “Outstanding Commitment and Positive Contribution to the MBE Community.” It has been featured on CNN and Fox Television Network, and has been profiled in The Daily News, Diaspora Magazine and several other publications.

Contact us at www.tnj.com/


Black Enterprise BLACK ENTERPRISE

BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.

Whether you’re in corporate America, work for a smaller firm, or in business for yourself, one thing’s for certain: your spouse, children, and clients are not numbers on a spreadsheet—they are real, and they are counting on you to perform.

Results are the only yardstick for success that matters, especially in these troubled times. And that’s why every aspect of BLACK ENTERPRISE is focused on what gets results–results that produce a better standard of living for you and your family.

BLACK ENTERPRISE affirms your aspirations and provides the tools to achieve them through our four content channels: Publishing, Digital, Broadcast, and Events.

Contact us at www.blackenterprise.com/


Pride Global Logo Pride Global

In today’s highly-competitive and regulated environment, companies are seeking HR efficiencies and cost-saving solutions that comply with both federal and local laws. This new reality has prompted a recent wave of organizational priorities focusing on talent management, procurement, operations and human resources. Pride Global’s human capital solutions leverage research, experience, and industry insights to help create and implement essential programs that align with our clients’ goals.

Contact us at www.prideglobal.com/


Year Up logo Year Up

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

We achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Our holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.

Contact us at www.yearup.org/