African-American Small Business Leaders
"What makes networking work is that it sets up win-win situations in which all parties involved get to take something home. Networking is a sharing process. Until you understand that, you won’t have much of a network." —Black Enterprise Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr.
United Way of Greater Atlanta has a long tradition of serving as a community convener. As such, we provide support, resources and a platform for those on the front lines to share best practices and identify partnership opportunities & synergies.
Please join United Way of Greater Atlanta AAP for the "Meeting of the Minds" Networking Breakfast where you'll be able to meet Small Business leaders and Corporate leaders.
Chloe Barzey, Managing Director, Inclusion and Diversity Co-Sponsor, Accenture
Chloe Barzey has over 24 years consulting and industry experience, 16 years with Accenture where she is currently a Managing Director in Accenture Strategy. Chloe’s primary focus is guiding her clients to design and implement business strategies to increase competitiveness through gaining the “triple A advantage”, being Agile, Adaptive and Aligned to stakeholder needs. Chloe directs her clients to identify superior business value, to address the critical management challenges to realize and sustain that business value and to increase profitability and customer satisfaction. Since 2008, clients served have realized over $2.5 billion in net bottom line savings while fueling new opportunities for growth and innovation. Although Chloe works with clients across industries her primary focus is in the Communications Industry.
Chloe is a transformational thought leader and has published numerous Points of View on Competitiveness, Operational Cost Reduction and Supply Chain Management. Chloe is a people oriented leader; she is the Executive Sponsor and/or Executive leader for several Women’s and Diversity programs both inside and outside of Accenture and an active member of the Atlanta community.
Fellow of the International Women’s Foundation (IWF)
Sponsor for the Executive Leadership Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Forum
Executive member of Accenture’s Global Women’s Advisory Board
Member President’s Council of Cornell Women
Board Member of the Executive Leadership Foundation (ELF)
Executive Leader for Accenture Diversity initiatives within the United States
Executive Co-Sponsor for the National Society of Hispanic (NSHMBA)
Executive Sponsor for the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
Chloe is an active member of the Atlanta Community and is currently Vice Chairman of the Board for Hands on Atlanta. Chloe is also a member of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia.
Chloe has been recognized by several national organizations and publications, specifically:
Recognized as one of the top 100 under 50 by Diversity MBA Magazine (2008)
Featured in Diversity Inc. (2012) and The Glass Hammer (2012)
Featured in Forbes Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Supplement (June 2013)
Recognized as Accenture’s Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother Magazine (2013)
Recognized by Catalyst for Leadership and Community Impact 2014
Chloe is a native New Yorker and has an MBA from Wharton with an electrical engineering degree from Cornell University. Her interests include reading, Bible study, international travel, exercise, biking, skiing, salsa, learning French and enjoying good times with good people. Chloe is a member of World Changer’s Church International where she serves in the Children’s Ministry. Chloe resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and three children.
One of the highlights of the event will be the United Way ❤ Heart Tank segment of the program. Based on the hit show SharkTank, this element will provide an opportunity for participants to pitch business growth ideas. The TWIST is that you must include philanthropy as a growth mechanism for your concept. In order to participate, please adhere to the following:
To enter, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NKSLJXB.
Complete the brief 5 question survey regarding your idea.
Submissions must be completed by Thursday 10/27/2016 at noon.
3-5 finalists will be selected by the AAP Cabinet to pitch their concept live at the breakfast.
Friday, October 28, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:30 AMEastern Time Zone
The Gathering Spot384 Northyards Blvd NW#190Atlanta, Georgia 30313(404) 948-2459
HIGHLIGHT VIDEO from past AAP Networking Event: https://vimeo.com/165378929
PHOTOS from previous AAP Events:
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