ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference is The Wharton School’s African-American MBA Association (AAMBAA) premier annual event that celebrates the legacy of the author, humanitarian, educator and civil rights activist, Whitney M. Young, Jr.  At the conference, prominent business and civic leaders will share reflections on the themes and experiences that have helped them chart their personal and professional paths to inspire and educate students, alumni, and business professionals. 

OUR THEME

Our theme for this year is “C.E.O. the Culture: Create, Elevate, and Own the Culture.” For the 45th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Conference (“WMY 45”), we are focused on one of the black community’s largest exports—its culture. Black culture has left an indelible legacy in the arts, government, and businesses globally.

At WMY 45, we will explore strategies to build teams, companies, and ultimately countries that leverage the power of inclusion and examine how an inclusive climate creates and captures value for all Americans.

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