Speaker Series – Professor William Julius Wilson, Harvard University – February 7, 2012
Professor Wilson is the author of numerous publications, including The Declining Significance of Race, winner of the American Sociological Association’s Sydney Spivack Award; The Truly Disadvantaged, which was selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as one of the 16 best books of 1987, and received The Washington Monthly Annual Book Award and the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ C. Wright Mills Award.
Speaker Series – Mary Kay Leonard, President, ICIC – January 10, 2012
On January 10th, 2012, Mary Key Leonard made an insightful presentation at Woodward High School. As the president and CEO of The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), Mary Kay Leonard manages ICIC’s strategic direction and is focused on increasing the organization’s impact on inner city economic development across the U.S. She also directs ICIC’s efforts to engage new corporate and foundation partners, expand recognition and education programs for inner city businesses and leverage the underutilized assets of America’s urban communities to maintain the country’s competitiveness internationally.
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.
To see Mary Kay's presentation slides CLICK HERE.
To learn more about Clusters and Cluster Development, please read the work of Michael Porter (Professor, Harvard Business School)