Representation matters

Here at Tippie, we’re committed to providing you with the resources, mentorship, and connections you need to thrive on campus and beyond.

The Black in Business series, coordinated by student ambassadors and staff at the Tippie College of Business, is designed to expand dialogue in the Black community around issues of higher education, business, and entrepreneurship, with the goal of helping you thrive and grow professionally. This series is open to all students and will help connect you with Black business leaders and expose you to unique networking and mentorship opportunities.

If you’re interested in understanding business from the perspective of Black professionals, discovering your inner entrepreneur, and being empowered to succeed as a business-minded student, then don’t miss our next event.

Ignite your interests at our next Networking Dinner

Connect with successful professionals and hear their success stories at our next Black in Business Networking Dinner. Join us to:

  • Meet Black professionals within an array of industries
  • Access mentorship from business leaders in fields that interest you
  • Discover unique internship opportunities

Networking Dinners are held each February, and feature a panel of exceptional speakers. Past guests have included K-Love the Poet, Precious L. Williams (Founder and CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC), Harold Green (Author, Poet, and Renaissance Man), and many more dynamic agents for change. We hope to see you at our next event.

Black in Business event

What does being Black in Business mean to you?

Sire Abram

Meet Sire Abram

“I would say true passion. Being Black in business comes with a lot of adversity and you have to truly be passionate about it to succeed.”

Kethia Mulongo

Meet Kethia Mulongo

“Seeing the difference in the room, the lack of black people in the business world. Where I don't see a lot of people who look like me, who don't have the same identity. Opening a room or creating a positive thing where you see a lot of black people in the business world. I could use that as an opportunity to create a business for me and for people like me.”
Morgan Conrad

Meet Morgan Conrad

“I’d say creative. You gotta be able to maneuver your way through things. And sometimes that, that means you have to do unorthodox things to get you to where your goals and objectives are. I've been blessed for that to be an opportunity and it's opened a lot of doors for me to pave my way to my goals.”
Noella Kabula

Meet Noella Kabula

“I consider being black in business a journey. Where it has its ups and downs because it can be challenging and difficult to fit in as a minority. At the same time that challenge is necessary because it allows me to step out of my comfort zone and succeed.”

Join the Black in Business network

Our LinkedIn network is the place to stay connected for the latest information and dialogue for the Black community around issues of higher education, business, and entrepreneurship.

Learn from Black professionals, discover your inner entrepreneur, and be empowered. You don't have to be a business major to join, as we encourage you to see that anything you do in your profession can be seen as a business.

Join our LinkedIn network

Support our mission

Black in Business programming is delivered at no cost to our student participants and relies on the support of generous donors who wish to support the future of Black business students. Make a gift to Black in Business via the Tippie Undergraduate Program Fund. Your donation will be used for the intended purpose.

Contact us

Tevin Robbins

Tevin Robbins

Assistant Director, Leadership Development