Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the world’s leading financial scholars and social commentators. He advocates for education, economic empowerment and social justice and has changed the definition of what it means to be a Black scholar and leader in America and beyond.He is a Scholar, Author and one of the most highly sought after public figures in the country. He is one of the founding fathers of the field of Financial Activism – The objective of creating social change through the use of conscientious capitalism.In addition to publishi
Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the world’s leading financial scholars and social commentators. He advocates for education, economic empowerment and social justice and has changed the definition of what it means to be a Black scholar and leader in America and beyond.
He is a Scholar, Author and one of the most highly sought after public figures in the country. He is one of the founding fathers of the field of Financial Activism – The objective of creating social change through the use of conscientious capitalism.
In addition to publishing a multitude of books and articles on finance, education and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions making regular appearances in various national media outlets, including CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, FOX News, BET, NPR, Essence Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and CBS Sports.
Educationally, Dr. Watkins earned BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management. In college, he was selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance. He then earned a Masters Degree in Mathematical Statistics from University of Kentucky and a PhD in Finance from Ohio State University and was the only African-American in the world to earn a PHD in Finance during the year 2002.
He is the founder of The Black Wealth Bootcamp, The Black Business School, The 48 Hour Business School, The Your Black World coalition and The Black Millionaires Of Tomorrow program which introduces youth to finance and entrepreneurship at a young age. He has over 650,000 unique subscribers and 3.1 million social media followers world-wide.
Dr. Watkins is also the founder of many websites including FinancialJuneteenth.com and Yourblackworld.net and has produced two critically acclaimed documentaries “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” and “The Secrets Of Black Financial Intelligence”.
Dr. Watkins was a dynamic speaker, had a great rapport with those that he encountered at the event. He identified some of the barriers and obstacles facing African American families and provided solutions to address the issues. It was a delight to meet and have a discussion with Dr. Watkins. He comes across as a very genuine person and very much concerned about the plight of African American families and youth.- Michael Burns, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services African American Advisory Council
Those in attendance said he was awesome. I agree. It was a perfect message for the students. I especially like the way he discussed the need for them to take a closer look at what influences and messages they are hearing from some of their rap artists.- Vernon Jones, Broward College
Simply the best! I want him back every year.He brought the house down.- Corey Swinson, Bay Shore Union Free School District
After submitting names of speakers I was interested in seeing availability for my event, I also inquired if there were other speakers that Great Black Speakers would recommend. Dr. Boyce Watkins was the speaker suggested.- Christopher Evans, Delta Theta Lambda Education Foundation, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Watkins was very thought provoking, engaging and entertaining. I found him to be a very humble man that is concerned with the progression of people, but black people in particular. I would recommend him anyone looking for a dynamic speaker.
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