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  • November 23, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bridging the Gap Achievement Award WinnersPictured: 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Award winners

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and special guest speaker Wes Moore to honor the nominees and winners of the 2020 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards.

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional majority, minority and women-owned businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

See a list of previous winners here.

Wes MooreWes Moore is the Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran and a social entrepreneur.

Moore’s first book, “The Other Wes Moore,” a New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. He is also the author of the bestselling books “The Work,” “Discovering Wes Moore,” “This Way Home” and the recently released, “Five Days.”

Moore grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx. He graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He earned an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. He then served as a captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He later served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Before becoming CEO at Robin Hood, Moore was the founder and CEO at BridgeEdU, a Baltimore-based education platform.

Moore has also worked in finance as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in London and with Citigroup in New York.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 23, 2020; 11 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event

*A personal, one-time link to join the event will be sent out via email to all registrants prior to the event.

Cost:  GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

UMMS logo

Signature Sponsors:

Accenture

Supporting Sponsor:

Media Sponsor:

 


  • December 8, 2020
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

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The Changing Face of Health Care

Join CEOs of the region’s major health care systems for a discussion on:

  • How COVID-19 has impacted delivery of health care
  • What are the short and long term economic, social and technology implications
  • The acceleration of telemedicine
  • Adapting to changes in patient behavior
  • Addressing issues regarding Health Equity

Moderator: 

Renee de Silva, CEO, The Health Management Academy

Panelists:

  • Kenneth A. Samet, President and Chief Executive Officer, MedStar Health
  • Kevin W. Sowers, President, Johns Hopkins Health
  • Dr. Mohan Suntha, President and CEO, University of Maryland Medical System

Event details:

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2020; 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, December 7.)

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m., December 7, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.


  • December 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 46th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited the citizens of Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

Event details:

When: Friday, December 11, 2020, 11 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event

*A personal, one-time link to join the event will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m., December 10, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost:

Members: $40 individuals

Non-members: $65 individuals

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor: 

UMMS logo

Signature Sponsors:

AT&T BGE   

Comcast 

Supporting Sponsor: Loyola University Maryland

Media Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record


  • January 14, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Allison Shapira

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board for a conversation about influencing others with entrepreneur and public speaking expert Allison Shapira.

Shapira is the Founder/CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm and certified woman-owned small business that helps people speak clearly, concisely and confidently — both virtually and in person.

She teaches public speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent more than 16 years developing leadership communication programs for Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations around the world.

"Speak with Impact" -- Allison ShapiraShapira is a Certified Virtual Presenter and a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and is an internationally renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak. She is also the author of “Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others.”

In this interactive session, you will learn strategies to sharpen your executive presence in a virtual or in-person format, and you’ll leave with actionable tools you can immediately use to make a powerful impression in your next meeting, pitch or presentation.

Event details:

When: Thursday, January 14, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Registration closes at noon, January 13)

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m. January 13, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: Free, Non-members: $25

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.


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