Boardroom Exclusive

An intimate boardroom setting designed for scholars to network, gain career insight, and advance their professional development.  


2017 Honoree: 

Jamira Burley

White House Champion of Change and Forbes 30 under 30 Honoree

December 2nd 1pm-3pm 

Access to tickets here

Jamira Burley is a White House Champion of Change and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree. For over a decade she’s worked as a strategist for both private and public entities with an expertise at the intersection of youth, policy and social good. Currently, Jamira is the Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education, helping to ensure a collaborative relationship between youth and business leaders; to enable innovative ways to educate, engage and activate young people around the world. Prior to joining the Global Business Coalition for Education, Jamira was the National Deputy Millennial Vote Director at Hillary for America. Learn more about Jamira, her work, and astonishing achievements at www.JamiraBurley.com.


2016 Honoree: 

Courtland Bragg 

Emmy Award Winning Associate Producer at NFL Films

Attendees: 15 Future Media and Communications Executives 


Executive Reviews

Rasheed Zaire Davis

Editor in Chief at Shaded Layers 

La Salle University 

BA Public Relations 

Amazing event! There are a lot of times on television that we see people who look like us (Black people) achieve their dreams. However, those dreams are limited to rapping, becoming a reality television star, or shooting a ball in a net. This experience defied everything that I have been taught. Emmy winner, Courtland Bragg, gave us an amazing anecdote that was moving. He ventured into the “never give up on yourself” that we almost forget actually helps build confidence. As for the woman who put the whole thing together? Phenomenal. Miss Johnson has one rule when dealing with fate and that is speaking it into existence. That was exemplified when she created all of our name tags with titles we aspired to be and things we wish to accomplish in life. I could honestly go on and on about how impressed and amazed I was at Miss Johnson’s physic boardroom etiquette, networking skills and expertise, and her overall demanding, yet gracing, presence that can win over a crowd. Excellent event and I cannot wait until the next.  -Rasheed Zaire Davis

 Rasheed and Courtland during the "Something to Bragg About" icebreaker

Rasheed and Courtland during the "Something to Bragg About" icebreaker


Kerrivah Heard

Multimedia Content Creator & Strategist

Drexel University '19

BA/MS Communications 

When I walked into the room at Boardroom Exclusive, there was this mutual excitement in the air. Everyone there was energetic about Communications and looking forward to insight and advice from NFL Films Producer Courtland Bragg. I am sure I can speak for the group when I say we all left feeling well informed and happy to be in the industry as it transforms and plays to our strengths. There is no better time to be a millennial, especially as an aspiring communication professional, and Courtland reminded us of this. The industry now offers social media and digital, the things we grew up on, so with the fundamentals behind us, we can hit the ground running. I’m happy I attended this event because not only did I meet peers with similar interests as me, I met a young professional that overcame barriers and is now using his story to inspire others. As a blogger that enjoys profiling Black youth, I’m sure Courtland and I will meet again – and I can thank this event for the introduction.  -Kerrivah Heard 

 Kerrivah and Kyshon during the "Something to Bragg About" icebreaker

Kerrivah and Kyshon during the "Something to Bragg About" icebreaker


 Host Kyshon Johnson (L) and Guest Speaker Courtland Bragg (R) with a few of the attendees. 

Host Kyshon Johnson (L) and Guest Speaker Courtland Bragg (R) with a few of the attendees.