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EBF announces changes to board & staff in 2020


Contact: Dr. Rahsaan Harris, President & CEO, Emma Bowen Foundation, [email protected]

Emma Bowen Foundation Announces Board & Staff Changes for 2020

New York, NY (Jan. 17, 2020)—The Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF), which recruits talented students of color and places them in paid internships at some of the country’s largest media and technology companies, today announced several new members of its Board of Directors, including the appointment of Comcast executive Bill Strahan as board chair.  

A message from EBF President & CEO Dr. Rahsaan Harris

I have always believed that diversity—in the mailroom all the way up to the boardroom—breeds innovation. And innovation, of course, is essential for any business that wants to stay in business. Why? Diversity is new ideas. Diversity is looking at challenges with a range of perspectives and experiences to apply to solutions. Diversity is not just the right way to conduct business successfully—it is the only way.

This year, the Emma Bowen Foundation celebrates 30 years of building diverse media and technology companies by ensuring that more people of color are hired, retained and advanced to decision-making positions to influence the way media is expressed and business is conducted. For the last three decades, the foundation has operated with the belief that to fully impact the industry, we need to reach all essential functions and operations.

Who You Know - A Media and Technology Networking Mixer (Denver, CO)

The Emma Bowen Foundation AMP Network is an exclusive network of skilled diverse professionals of color across the country in media, entertainment, and technology. AMP’s ultimate goal is to provide members with ongoing access to exciting job opportunities through various channels, including in-person events, webinars, exclusive job mailings, and more. AMP is open to Emma Bowen alumni and experienced media, entertainment, and technology professionals.

The Who You Know Networking Mixer will provide the opportunity for professionals to network, meet rising diverse talent, and explore career prospects while making valuable connections in the industry.

Connect Your Networks (Denver, CO)

Come meet us if you are a college student in the area! Join the Emma Bowen Foundation in Partnership with the Auraria Higher Education Diversity Summit (HEDS) for a fast-paced roundtable discussion on internship opportunities in the areas of media, entertainment, and technology.

Emma Bowen Alumni Spotlights

Read below to see the ways Alumni are making waves:

Media Consortium Conference

On May 18th, 2016, Emma Bowen Foundation CEO, Rahsaan Harris, participated in a lively panel discussion at the Media Consortium Conference.

The Emma Bowen Foundation Rings the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

On December 8th, Emma Bowen Foundation President CEO Rashaan Harris, PhD rang the closing bell at Nasdaq.  See below for videos of the event.