2024 Leaders Summit Recap: Know Your Worth. Show Your Worth

The 2024 Ron Brown Leaders Summit, held in the vibrant heart of New York City, was an inspiring gathering of Scholars, Captains, and Alumni. Hosted at the prestigious offices of Latham & Watkins, Skadden, and Paul Hastings, this year’s Summit emphasized the powerful theme, “Know Your Worth. Show Your Worth.”

Day 1: Virtual Kickoff on Juneteenth

The Summit commenced on June 19th with a virtual Juneteenth Family Night. Ron Brown Scholar Program Vice President Vanessa Evans-Grevious led a heartfelt family meeting, setting the tone for the days ahead. The evening featured an uplifting keynote speech from Karla Aghedo, who inspired attendees with her powerful words. The virtual kickoff allowed everyone, regardless of location, to join the celebration and connect with the Ron Brown Scholar community.

Day 2: Partner Night

On June 20th, we continued the Summit with a Virtual Partner Night. Attendees had the opportunity to meet and network with our esteemed corporate partners, including Deloitte, Dodge & Cox, General Catalyst, Goldman Sachs, Jane Street, and many more. The evening was filled with informative sessions, networking opportunities, and exciting giveaways, making it a memorable event for all involved.

Day 3: Opening Reception in NYC

The in-person events in NYC began on June 21st with a welcoming happy hour reception at Latham & Watkins. Scholars and Captains gathered in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoying appetizers and drinks while wearing their favorite college gear. The reception was an excellent start to the on-site portion of the Summit, allowing attendees to reconnect and forge new friendships.

Day 4: Femmes in STEM Breakfast and Summit Conference

The final day of the Summit, June 22nd, started with the Femmes in STEM Breakfast, sponsored by Deloitte. This event, held at Latham & Watkins, brought together women and gender-expansive individuals from our community interested in STEM careers. The breakfast featured a panel discussion on the theme “Know Your Worth,” providing valuable insights and inspiration.

Following the breakfast, the main Summit Conference took place. The day was packed with engaging sessions, including coffee and networking, joint opening sessions, breakout sessions, and a career expo. The Alumni Lounge provided a space for Ron Brown Captain & Scholar alumni to relax and network with industry peers. The day concluded with closing sessions, leaving attendees motivated and equipped with new knowledge and connections.

Know Your Worth. Show Your Worth.

The theme “Know Your Worth. Show Your Worth.” resonated deeply throughout the Summit. The event underscored recognizing our value, supporting each other, and confidently showcasing our talents and achievements. The collective energy and enthusiasm of the attendees were palpable, highlighting the enduring strength of the Ron Brown Scholar Program community.

We are immensely grateful to our hosts and partners, Latham & Watkins, Skadden, and Paul Hastings, for their generous support and hospitality. Their commitment to our mission helped make this year’s Summit a resounding success.

Photo Gallery

We are excited to share a photo gallery capturing the memorable moments from the 2024 Leaders Summit. Click any photo below to enlarge.

Closing Thoughts

As we reflect on the Summit, we look forward to the continued growth and success of our Scholars, Captains, and Alumni. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to making this event unforgettable. Together, we are building a legacy that will inspire future generations.

Stay tuned on our social media channels for more updates and news. See you at the next Summit!

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