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We unpack what it takes to go from college intern to senior executive. Through a student-led Q&A forum, leading Black executives share their success journeys and lessons learned along the way.

HBCU Career Talks HBCU First

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We unpack what it takes to go from college intern to senior executive. Through a student-led Q&A forum, leading Black executives share their success journeys and lessons learned along the way.

    Women of Transformation at Reynolds American Inc.

    Women of Transformation at Reynolds American Inc.

    Black senior executives from Reynolds American Inc. — Shay Mustafa and Candice Brown — share how they've entered traditionally white male dominated environments and managed to lead innovation and create opportunity.

    Hosted by the FAMU Career & Professional Development Center, Courtney Gray, founder of HBCU First, and Marilyne Njuraita, a sociology student at Howard University and Reach & Engage Lead at HBCU First, moderate this second installment of HBCU Career Talks™.

    Sharonda (Shay) Mustafa is Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing with Reynolds American, Inc. where she leads the Modern Oral business unit. Shay’s professional background ranges from senior roles with Fortune 100 companies to co-founder of a technology start up.

    Candice Wooten Brown is Vice President, HR Business Partner for the organization’s Corporate Functions as well as its Scientific Research & Development function. In this role, Mrs. Brown is responsible for leading the people agenda across functions, to include the design and implementation of programs and initiatives to address the talent needs of each unique function.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Warner Music Group: From Intern to Executive

    Warner Music Group: From Intern to Executive

    WMG executives from Atlantic Records, Asylum Records, and ADA take us on the journey of college intern to senior executive in a student-led forum hosted by Howard University. Courtney Gray, founder of HBCU First, and Kennedy Reid, an honors economics student at North Carolina A&T State University, moderate the conversation featuring:

    Sydney Margetson
    Senior VP of Publicity / 

    Alyssa Reddish
    Publicity Assistant / 

    Brittany Bell
    Director of Publicity / 

    Fairley McCaskill
    Sr. Director of Publicity / 

    Joshua Kyle Dickinson
    Sr. Director of Publicity / 

    Michael Adams Jr.
    Director of Publicity / 

    Selam Belay
    Publicity Manager / 

    Tiana Timmerberg
    Publicity Assistant /

    • 1 hr 7 min

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Great insights for young Black professionals

Their panels feature Black faces so students like me don’t only have to look up to white faces in corporations that come and speak to us. The panelists’ experiences as Black people in America resonate with me and personally inspire me.

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