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On March 1st, BBBSMC held our 4th
Annual Speaker Series –A Conversation
with Steve Kerr. Currently head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Kerr
talked about the importance of mentorship throughout his 15-year playing
career. He stressed the power of relationship building; that it’s not just
having talent on the court which makes for a successful team, but having
understanding and compassion toward diverse backgrounds, stories and skills.
And Kerr should know a thing or two about developing a successful team: he is a
six-time NBA Champion (winning three with the Bulls!) and has established NBA
records for most wins by a rookie head coach.
We were exceptionally grateful to have NBC Correspondent
Kate Snow moderating the event. Anchor of “MSNBC Live with Kate Snow” and “NBC
Nightly News” Sunday editions, Snow asked hard-hitting questions with ease,
bringing conversations into the room that spanned from politics and immigration
reform to the impact of media and technology on today’s sports culture.
Bigs and Littles from one of our Workplace Mentoring
Programs opened up the event to show a live example of our program at work.
Littles from Epic Academy in Oakland - a neighborhood where 84% of the adults
do not have a college degree and the homicide rate is 700 % higher than the
National Average – get to step into a new world of opportunities and positive resources
when they meet with their mentors at Deloitte.
A special thanks to Board Member and Emcee Heidi Barker, our
Pre and Post Event Sponsors, Chicago Equity Partners and Grant Thornton, and to
all of our guests who participated in such a memorable conversation!
Click here to view more pictures from the event.
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