SWS To Receive Black Enterprise Inaugural Earl Graves Sr. Visionary Award

GROUNDBREAKING BLACK-OWNED INVESTMENT BANKING FIRM SIEBERT WILLIAMS SHANK & CO. TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL EARL GRAVES SR. VISIONARY AWARD AT THE BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS SUMMIT IN PHILADELPHIA


BLACK ENTERPRISE the nation’s number one Black digital media brand, will bring back its national Entrepreneurs Summit as an in-person event in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 18–20.


The Entrepreneurs Summit is well established as the premier annual event dedicated to the success of Black entrepreneurs and the growth, profitability and wealth-creation potential of Black-owned businesses. In partnership with host sponsor, Nationwide, BLACK ENTERPRISE will feature high-engagement elements maximizing real-time, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, mentorship and networking opportunities for attendees.


A major highlight of the multi-day event will be the Entrepreneurs Summit Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 19. Several outstanding Black-owned companies will be celebrated during the luncheon, led by the inaugural presentation of the Earl Graves Sr. Visionary Award to President and CEO Suzanne Shank and Chairman Christopher Williams of the groundbreaking investment bank Siebert Williams Shank and Co. L.L.C. The Visionary Award is named for Earl Graves, the iconic founder of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, who died on April 6, 2020.

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“The accomplishments of Suzanne Shank and Christopher Williams as innovative leaders in the financial services industry are absolutely worthy of being recognized with our first ever Earl Graves Sr. Visionary Award,” says BLACK ENTERPRISE Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Derek T. Dingle.


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Black Enterprise Editors

May 16, 2022