AUSTIN CHAPTER Austin Chapter 1st Anniversary Celebration November 30, 2007 NBMBAA in Action It’s official! The Austin Chapter has been approved as a permanent chapter. We are now the 40th chapter of the NBMBAA!! NBMBAA Vision Our Vision • To be an organization which leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for African Americans Our Mission • As a professional membership organization of Black graduates with MBAs, advanced degrees, and entrepreneurs, we will increase the number as well as the diversity of successful Blacks in the business community by: – Providing innovative programs to stimulate their intellectual and economic growth – Building partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth – Increasing awareness and facilitating access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields National Organization • Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association is dedicated to develop partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. In partnership with over 400 of the country's top business organizations, the association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sector. Yet all of NBMBAA's partners have one thing in common: they are all committed to the organization's goals and values. • • The organization gains its strength from a strong belief in community and a commitment to its development through economic and educational development initiatives that support the global African American community. Who We Are • The National Black MBA Association is a non-profit organization of minority MBAs, business professionals, entrepreneurs and MBA students. With over 6,000 members world-wide working in both private and public sectors, we share a commitment to education and business—the two principal keys to the economic development of the Black community. Our geographical diversity is strong, encompassing 40 chapters in the United States and members at-large in Africa, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. • • Who We Are • If you are looking for a network of business professionals with a commitment to education, career development and promoting the economic wealth of the African American community... the National Black MBA Association is for you! The strength of the NBMBAA as an organization lies in its extensive network of local chapters. Through its 40 professional chapters nationwide and 10 Collegiate Chapters the NBMBAA keeps abreast of issues affecting members across the country and around the world. • • Monthly seminars, workshops, corporate receptions, newsletters, community activities and social events also keep members informed, involved and connected throughout the year. These are just some of the great benefits that we offer to our members! We offer several membership options based on professional level and affiliation. • Austin Chapter Successes • More than doubled membership from 30 to over 100 financial members during our first year. • Established corporate partnerships with Dell, Seton, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Farm Credit Bank of Texas and UT - Austin, attracting more than $60,000 in sponsorships. • Selected by NHQ as one of only three chapters to host the Future Focus 2020 Tour, which attracted over 300 conference participants. • Co-hosted the Texas LEAD conference with NSHMBA. • Conducted monthly membership meetings which have grown to 60 members in attendance. • Hosted a career acceleration workshop in November featuring David Samuel, nationally acclaimed speaker and personal branding expert. Value to our Partners • Recruitment … Helping partners gain visibility to candidates with the right skills and organizational fit • Retention … Lower our partner’s operating costs by helping them achieve a higher ROI on their Human Resource investments • Professional Development … “Sharpening the saw” of members for maximum contribution to their businesses and communities • Networking/Mentoring ... Helping your people build the relationships, insight and perspective required for senior leadership • Corporate Citizenship / Community Branding … helping make connections to a broader community of professional talent and potential customers • Regional Access … National programs, implemented with a hometown focus Channels of Service Delivery Scholarships Leaders of Tomorrow Networking Career Fairs Gold Key Access Professional Development Programs Annual Conference Business to Business Opportunities Networking 50 Million Pound Challenge Personal Development Programs Local Empowerment Initiative Join Us! • Monthly Membership Meetings 2nd Thursday of each month 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm In 2008, moving to the University of Phoenix at MoPac and Braker Lane Next meeting on Thursday, January 10 • MBA not required to be a member Full Membership status includes professionals with a graduate degree in any particular field (MBA, MHA, MPA, MS, MA, JD, etc.) Associate Membership status includes professionals without a graduate degree but with extensive experience or entrepreneurial success Student Membership status includes students enrolled in any graduate degree program (a two-year limit) Collegiate Student Membership status includes an undergraduate student from an approved collegiate chapter Lifetime Membership status is granted to any member who makes the financial commitment to the full or associate lifetime status. Empowering Visionaries ―Corey Bell is the epitome of a new generation of African Americans who are thriving and creating their own box,‖ He represents the vibrancy, innovation and passion found in our community‖ - Barbara L. Thomas, president and CEO of the NBMBAA. First Corporate Sponsorship Local Empowerment Initiative Career Fair Seton Company Night Texas LEAD Walking for Juvenile Diabetes Research State Farm Company Night National Black MBA Association, Inc. Austin Chapter For more information, contact us at: Belinda Matingou President President@austinblackmba.org Stephanie Hale VP Operations Operations@austinblackmba.org Brian K. Marshall VP Communications Communications@austinblackmba.org Delores Lenzy-Jones VP Finance Finance@AustinBlackMBA.org www.austinblackmba.org Deone Wilhte VP Membership Membership@AustinBlackMBA.org Event Sponsor The NBMBAA-Austin Chapter would like to thank AXA Financial for sponsoring tonight’s event!