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Salesforce Hosts National Black Business Month Virtual Block Party Wednesday, Aug. 25

Salesforce is celebrating National Black Business Month by hosting a virtual National Black Business Month Block Party on Aug. 25 from 3-7 p.m. Sponsored by Black Enterprise and Deloitte Digital, the Block Party is free and open to the public with registration.

The event seeks to inspire, amplify, and elevate Black entrepreneurs, creatives, and business leaders everywhere while having important conversations about building Black wealth and investing in the future. The programming will also share product resources for business owners and reveal insights from business leaders and influencers.

“By creating space for these important conversations and providing access to knowledge and technology, we hope to elevate Black business owners and encourage the next generation of Black entrepreneurs,” Shalaya Shipman, senior director of strategic business development SMB for Salesforce, said.

In addition to the discussions, the event will also feature Salesforce partners, customers, a live DJ, giveaways, spoken word by poet Lynae Vanee, a special music performance by Grammy-nominated rapper Wale, and luminary speakers like Yvonne Orji, who will provide a special edition of #BossTalks.

Current Speaker Lineup:

  • Karen Civil, Chief Executive Officer, Media Maven
  • Baron Davis, Athlete, Founder, and Investor, Baron Davis Enterprises
  • DJ Domo, National DJ and Music Creator
  • Joshua Hoskins, Founder, Delivery Architect, and Salesforce MVP, CRMIFIED
  • Gia Peppers, Award-winning On-Air Talent and Entertainment Journalist
  • Khadijah Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Shop Circulate
  • Ayris T. Scales, Chief Executive Officer, Walker’s Legacy Foundation
  • Kari Williams, Doctor of Trichology and Creator of Goddess Locks, Mahogany Hair Revolution, Beauty by Dr. K
  • Ryan Wilson, Founder, The Gathering Spot
  • Lola Banjo, Senior Managing Director and Innovation Partner at Salesforce
  • Ebony Beckwith, Chief Executive Officer and Foundation and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Salesforce
  • Jon Moore, Global Public Sector Marketing Director, Salesforce
  • Shalaya Shipman, Senior Director of Strategic Business Development SMB, Salesforce

Register for and learn more about the National Black Business Month Block Party here.