DETROIT, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire -- Global automotive industry stakeholders will gather in Detroit on October 31-November 1, 2019 for the 20th Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit, an initiative of Citizenship Education Fund, at Motor City Casino Hotel and Conference Center. This year's Summit will commence with a breakfast conversation on Friday November 1, 2019, with Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., Rainbow PUSH Coalition, president and founder, and Barry Engle, General Motors, executive vice president and president of the Americas. Mark Stewart, FCA North America, chief operating officer, will join Rev. Jackson during the luncheon for a Fireside Chat on the "best practices" in diversity and inclusion. Engle and Stewart will share their thoughts with over 500 automotive executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, dealers, manufacturers, consumers, government and elected officials.
This year's theme, "Expanding the African American Opportunity Pipeline," will illuminate the growing disparity in market growth for African American and other minorities suppliers, dealers and professionals.
The ongoing mission of the Summit is to facilitate a dialogue with the OEMs and diverse companies, while delivering measurable outcomes. For two decades, Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project has been a catalyst in creating, strengthening and expanding opportunities for African American and other minorities in the auto industry.
"Over the last 20 years, Rainbow PUSH has built the socio-economic case for diversity and inclusion in the auto industry, "posits Reverend Jackson, adding: "We have changed the mindsets and culture of several automakers and the verdict is clear, inclusion and diversity must be intentional." The Rainbow PUSH will measure the goals and outcomes through its Rainbow PUSH Automotive Diversity Scorecard which will be released during the press conference at the Summit.
Other major highlights include an awards reception, scholarship awards and panel discussions featuring vice presidents of global purchasing, advertising and marketing, human resources, auto dealerships and other industry experts.
The community will celebrate Rev. Jackson's 78th birthday on October 31st at 6:00 p.m. during a reception at Motor City Conference and Hotel Center.
About Rainbow PUSH: The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project encourages and engenders the full and equitable participation of minorities in the growth and well-being of the global automotive industry. By creating meaningful awareness, fostering knowledge and understanding, and facilitating functional partnerships and healthy collaborations, the Automotive Project enables minorities to participate fully in employment, procurement, marketing, advertising, dealer development and board membership opportunities in the industry.
For more information, please visit http://automotiveproject.org.
20th Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. – Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH
Barry Engle – Executive Vice President and President, The Americas, General Motors
Vice Presidents of Global Purchasing
Burt Jordan – Vice President, Global Vehicle Purchasing, Ford Motor Company
Steven Kiefer – Sr. Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors
Scott Thiele – Head of Purchasing, Head of Supply Chain, FCA – North America
Robert Young – Group Vice President, Purchasing, Supplier Engineering Development & Cost Planning, Toyota Motor North America
Business & Education Luncheon
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. – Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH
Mark Stewart – Chief Operating Officer, FCA – North America
Mike Duggan – Mayor, City of Detroit
Advertising and Marketing
Marc Bland – Chief Diversity Officer, IHS Markit
Cheryl Grace – Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliance & Consumer Engagement, Nielsen
Meliza Humphrey – Manager, National Advertising, American Honda Motor Company
Cynthia Tenhouse – Vice President, Vehicle Marketing and Communications, Toyota North America
Ken Barrett – Global Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors
Lori Costew – Chief Diversity Officer and Director of People Strategy, Ford Motor Company
Yvette Hunsicker – Vice President & Division Manager of the Human Resources and Office of Inclusion & Diversity, Honda North America, Inc.
Other panel discussions throughout the morning and afternoon include conversations around improving access to opportunities in African American ownership in dealerships and professional services. The event will also address the ways in which human resources departments can enhance hiring and promoting practices of African Americans.
The event culminates in an awards reception on Friday evening November 1, when Rainbow PUSH will acknowledge Living Legends and Emerging Leaders Awards Reception.
Denise Powell of DP Global Media is bringing the ATL International Unity Day event to Stonecrest, GA on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The event is designed to celebrate the diversity of Atlanta by bringing together a broad spectrum of ethnicities and cultural groups.
ATL International Unity Day is expected to be an explosion of food, dance, film, and more. The city of Stonecrest is the backdrop of the event and is a prime location for the event. Stonecrest is the largest city in Dekalb County and the county is well known for it's culturally diverse residents.
Powell has put together a truly spectacular day of activities that will include: food from around the world, a LIVE dj and music, a mechanical bull (for adventurous adults), workshops, and a film festival which will feature films that have a diversity theme.
Sponsors include: Snapple, Stonecrest Toyota, Ciello Blue, DESTA Ethiopian Kitchen, and more.
Learn More and Register for The ATL International Unity Day by clicking here.
Pro-Fit Performance is a health and fitness facility located in Stonecrest, GA. It is owned by a dynamic couple who are dedicated to helping people get healthy and fit. Kevin and Chamonica Peoples are not your average trainers.
Kevin Peoples is a former professional football player who has had tremendous success in his past endeavors. He has become a local celebrity who has become well known for his fitness programs for athletes at all levels. Many coaches of sports teams bring their athletes to Kevin so that he can develop a personalized plan for their improved fitness and performance.
Chamonica has also developed a following with local Atlanta residents. One of her clients proudly told us that when he first started coming to Pro-Fit he was on high blood pressure medicine but now, due to his increased fitness, he no longer needs to take the medication. In fact, everyone that we spoke to at the gym spoke highly of the training and results that they were experiencing. We can tell, that the workouts were challenging but they all seemed to welcome the extra push from the trainers.
Kevin said that just like most entrepreneurs, he has experienced highs and lows, but he is ready to take the business to new levels of success. There is a product line coming soon, and they are also looking at other locations for expansion.
Pro-Fit gym is currently taking new clients for personalized workout plans. If you live in the Atlanta metro area, make sure you give them a call to inquire about their programs.
Learn more about Pro-Fit Performance Gym by visiting them online at www.pro-fitatl.com
The Stonecrest Chapter of BlackBusinessList.Com held their First Fridays event on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the AEI Startup Factory in Stonecrest, GA. This was the first event in the series and we were pleased with the energy and excitement in the room.
The event focused on upcoming business opportunities with the city of Stonecrest. In attendance were business and city leaders who shared their knowledge and insights.
The next First Fridays event in Stonecrest will focus on non-profit agencies and how for profit businesses can partner with them for mutual success. Stay tuned for more information.
A few pictures from the event are in this post.
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