black excellence in action
creating space for growth + recognition
From CBE Week to Recharge Virtual Events, CBE programming is curated to promote and celebrate Black professionals and Black businesses. Our goals are centered on building, promoting, and inspiring members of our community, while establishing an ecosystem that supports their unique needs and perpetuates Black excellence.
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Each year, CBE celebrates Black excellence by recognizing leading trailblazers in the community across four awards: Community Champion Award, Tech Innovation Award, Impact Investor Award, and the Art & Culture Disruptor Award.
CBE recognizes and awards grants to unsung heroes who are positively impacting diverse communities and inspiring the next generation of leaders. The 2020 cohort focused on nonprofits dedicated to criminal justice reform and rehabilitation efforts.
past CBE speakers
We bring together Black professionals across a variety of industries to provide a unique, well-rounded educational and networking experience. Previous speakers include Fortune 500 executives and board members, government officials, leading activists, health professionals, entrepreneurs, and more.