Event Details: Wednesday, October 27 - 12:00 - 1:30 pm (EDT)

Zoom Link:  Zoom Whttps://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95035009608?pwd=VWdyZzFrVnQwUTV4b1JHbTQ4SENPZz09 
Passcode: 655605

Black Entrepreneurship


  • Shawn Dove ’84, Founder, Corporation for Black Male Achievement (New York, NY)
  • Kenny Green ’98, Sustainable/ESG Strategy, Frontier Communications (Stamford, CT)
  • Sadasia McCutchen ’17, Growth Team CapitalG (San Francisco, CA)
  • Oladoyin Oladapo ’14, Founder and CEO, Window (New York, NY)
  • Lucas Turner-Owens ’12, Founding Partner, The Sankofa Group (Boston, MA)
  • Melinda Weekes-Laidlow ’89President, Weekes in Advance Enterprises (Atlanta, GA)

In the midst of a national conversation about systemic racism and economic inequity, this 29th Dwight L. Greene Symposium will explore the topic of Black Entrepreneurship. We'll discuss financial and social capital, the power of creativity, and the specific strategies these alumni leaders use to build entrepreneurial ventures and ecosystems. 

Now entering its 29th year, the Dwight L. Greene Symposium honors Dwight L. Greene ’70 as a memorial and tribute to his life and work as a professor of law, mentor and friend. Each year, presenters are selected from among Wesleyan’s alumni, faculty, and friends who have distinguished themselves in their professions, to share on topics of importance for black alumni, alumni of color and the Wesleyan community at large.

This symposium provides an opportunity to hear from a diverse set of voices while facilitating networking and reconnecting with members of the Wesleyan community. with each other and ensures that diversity remains an important part of the Wesleyan experience.

Historically sponsored by the Black Alumni Network and Alumni of Color Council, the symposium serves as a long-standing campus tradition and a time to reflect on where we were, where we are, and most importantly…where we are headed.