Black by Popular Demand: New Black Leadership for a New Era

“…. Leadership is not about a title or designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.”   ~ Robin S. Sharma

A Program Collaboration

Date: February 27 / Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Brophy College Preparatory (Harper Great Hall), 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Our Motivation

Diamond Strategies is devoted to inspiring, achieving, and celebrating inclusive leadership. Brophy College Preparatory is committed to developing “men for others.” Together we acknowledge the need to merge our missions during this Black History Month, by illuminating members of a new, dynamic cadre of Black leaders, who are answering the call for new servant leadership.

Our Action

Diamond Strategies and Brophy College Preparatory offer this timely program to shed light on the nexus between seven areas of Black leadership (activism, education,entrepreneurship, philanthropy, politics, science and technology) and community stewardship, i.e., why do these leaders do what they do, why would they encourage others,particularly Black people and youth, to enter their fields, and how can these interested parties leverage these vocations on behalf of personal and cultural progress.

Our Agenda

Musical Overture

• The Pfister 5 Jazz Ensemble

Welcome & Honors

  • Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker, Facilitator Founder and CEO, Diamond Strategies
  • Moriah Paynes, “Lift Every Voice,” & “National Anthem”


  • Adria Renke, President, Brophy College Preparatory
  • Bob Ryan, Principal, Brophy College Preparatory
  • Jerome Sims, Jr., Leader, Brophy Black Student Union

Introduction of Panelists

  • Angela Allen, Black Philanthropic Initiative
  • Alvin Heggs, Heggs Auto Group and Former NBA player
  • Dr . Michele Y . Halyard, Mayo Clinic
  • Rep. Geraldine Peten, Arizona Legislature, District 4
  • T yrone Benson, Intel
  • Rev . W arren Stewart, Jr ., Remnant South Phoenix
  • Roy Tatum, President, East Valley NAACP

Facilitated Q&A Conclusion & Networking


“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” ~ Jackie Robinson

Forum Coordinators

Diamond Strategies consultants are distinguished diversity, equity, and inclusion experts, servicing schools, non-profits, corporations, faith-based organizations, municipalities, and communities.


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