© Nathan Mandell
Wendy Lewis '95 makes a point during her BMA conference
keynote. Lewis is vice president of strategic planning
for Major League Baseball.
Management Association conference finds ‘winning
School’s Black Management Association (BMA) held its
16th annual conference April 11 to 13. This year’s conference
theme, “Self, Family, Community, Career: Striving for
a Winning Combination,” was inspired by the need for
business professionals to maintain a balanced lifestyle in
by the Evening Black Management Association at The Managers’
Program, the conference represented the first student-run
Kellogg event coordinated jointly by clubs in the full-time
and part-time MBA programs.
opening day offered alumni an update on the state of Kellogg,
it concluded with Alumni Reunion Night, an event that allowed
Kellogg School alums, students and admitted students to network
and share Kellogg stories and experiences.
of the second day of the conference included dynamic keynote
speakers, timely workshops and the BMA’s second annual
High School Business Plan Competition. Morning keynote speaker
Wendy Lewis ‘95 discussed how she balances her personal
life given the demands of her role as a vice president for
Major League Baseball. Workshops throughout the day explored
topics such as creating opportunities for self-employment
and entrepreneurship, honing negotiation skills, financial
planning, stress management, successful mentoring and launching
a career that leads to becoming a CEO.