Economic Development Speakers
Our economic development is characterized as progress in our economy, or the qualitative measures of the progress. Economic development usually refers to the adoption of new technologies, transition out of an agriculture-based industry, and modernized improvements in living standards. Here at Great Black Speakers we have organized a range of African-American scholars, field experts and enthusiasts in economic development who are available to speak publicly on such topics by booking through our website. Please browse our selection of African-American economic development speakers available for public appearance below.
Academician, Author, and Media Personality Committed to Raising Awareness of Issues Facing the Black Community
- Academic, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Business School, Civil Rights, College Leadership, College Success, Commencement, Economic Development, Education, Martin Luther King Day, Multicultural Affairs, Race Relations , Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women
- $10,000 - $20,000
- North Carolina
Dr. Julianne MalveauxRecognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country”, Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic im...
Economic Empowerment - Successful Business Executive with a special insight into solutions for closing the racial wealth gap.
William A. ClementMr. Clement is the former President & CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc., one of the largest and oldest black-owned financial services company in the country. Founded by an ex-slave in 1905, Atlanta Life is a privately-held financial services company which provides insurance, asset management and investment banking services. Bill was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation by the American College of Chart...
From No House to the White House: One of the People Behind President Obama's Re-election.
Michael BlakeMichael Blake humbly refers to the words of his mother who said that they went “From No House to The White House”.Michael is the National Deputy Director of Operation Vote, which oversees the constituency outreach programs for the Obama For America campaign.Operation Vote oversees all efforts to constituencies including but not limited to: African-Americans, Youth, Women, Hispanic, Faith, Veterans, Jewish, LGBT & Asian American Pacif...
A media entrepreneur who has worked with creative endeavors from across the world of sports, music and entertainment.
Keith ClinkscalesKeith is the CEO of Revolt Media, and a partner in a newly launched multi-platform 24-hour music media network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Keith brings to the network over 20 years of experience growing media enterprises for cross-cultural audiences. Keith is charged with bringing this dynamic void of music television to life while growing the targeted millennial audience through traditional and digital media platforms. Keith...
Award-winning Educator and Author
Chike AkuaChike Akua is an award-winning educator and author who is known for his dynamic, interactive, riveting and revealing presentations that leave everyone inspired, uplifted, and transformed. Ebony magazine selected him as one of its "50 Leaders of Tomorrow," a distinction he is, no doubt, living up to today. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities, and educational conferences.His most frequently reque...
Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship Expert
Dr. Laquita C. Blockson, also known as the “Business Renaissance Guru,” is a business/organizational ethics expert as well as an entrepreneurship and urban economic development scholar. She has extensive experience providing lectures for, facilitating workshops for, and providing guidance to small businesses, community development corporations, executive education programs, affiliates of national nonprofit organizations, and aspiring minority an...
Startup Advisor at StartupExpert.us
Dezmon Landers is a startup entrepreneur, blogger and avid traveler. He specializes in the study and execution of startup businesses and is the founder of Startup Expert, an entrepreneurial advisory service in Atlanta, GA. Dezmon loves startups and has started 8 technology and service based companies since 2003. Along the way, he's gained an immense amount of knowledge on building startup companies. In 2005, he realized there were things he j...
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Sanders - Africa & Nat'l Security Expert
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee SandersAmbassador Robin Renee Sanders, CEO FE3DS, LLC Advising Firm; Founder FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative; U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA AND ECOWAS, 2007-2010 & REPUBLIC OF CONGO 2002-2005. Contact: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-460-9634 Dr. Robin Renee Sanders owns FE3DS, LLC, an advising firm on Africa, and is also the founder of the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative, which works both on economic development p...
Inventor, activist, artist, author, and advisor, using the old Zulu wisdom of Cohado to usher in the 'Relational Age' of community, and global sustainability.
Paulo Gregory HarrisPaulo is the inventor of Cohado, a tool for reimagining systems, relationships, and self as generators of abundant and sustainable solutions. Paulo is also the President of Collective Cry, Inc., a germinator of Socially Relevant Ventures, and the Director of the Ingoma Foundation, a vehicle for the implementation of economic solutions for communities. His work with Collective Cry and Ingoma is focused primarily on the creation...
The Entrepreneur's Advocate with experience in education, start-ups, and economic empowerment.
Amber Saunders Amber is positioning herself as an emerging leader in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Amber graduated from John Marshall Law School, ready to devote her career to the practice of law, when she felt her calling elsewhere.Upon transitioning from the law, Amber launched Enrichment Prep, an educational services company whose mission is to engage in creating meaningful, sustainable, and affordable standardized test preparatio...
Self-made tech entrepreneur and human rights activist.
Jon GosierJon Gosier is a respected blogger, software developer, and designer working at the intersection of open data, human rights, and African development. He is the founder or co-founder of several organizations and initiatives including AfriLabs, Appfrica, Abayima, Hive Colab, MetaLayer and SeedCapitalAfrica. And has held a Executive leadership roles at others including Ushahidi and QuestionBox. In 2012 Jon founded Abayima, a non-profit or...
Scholar, Educator, Motivational Speaker, and Community Advocate
Dr. Edward SummersEducator, Scholar, Professor, Motivational Speaker, and Political ScientistEdward Summers is one of the youngest executives in higher education and a prominent voice on issues such as access to higher education, cost, affordability, management of higher education, developing sound community and government relations programs, and institutional effectiveness and management. He also conducts research on politics, community and econ...
A millennial that found inspiration at nexus of business, community and politics, Cofield has carved a niche for herself as entrepreneur, advocate, etc.
Natalie CofieldA millennial that found inspiration at the nexus of business, community and politics, Cofield has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things diversity and business. A converted management consultant, economic fellow, and economic development director, she currently serves as the President & CEO of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce in Austin. Her work has spanned continent...
Inspirational Motivator whose sole purpose is the empowerment of women and girls
Kimberly SeabrooksExperienced Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Financial Specialist Kimberly Seabrooks is an insurance and mortgage professional who has become successful in counseling people on their financial issues. Kimberly has created a blog called LadyRomp, that is for the empowerment of women. As the creator of LadyRomp, Kim wants to help women and girls to fulfill their purpose in life, achieve their goals, have great families and to...