This week’s flicks feature some attendees at the 5th Annual Diversity Affluence Brunch in The Hamptons this summer. This stellar event is created by the Founder and CEO of Diversity Affluence Andrea Hoffman.
Mitch Kapor, Andrea Hoffman, Freada Kapor Klein, & Van Jones
Van Jones of CNN’s Crossfire served as host and attendees feted an incredible group of honorees: Professor James I. Cash Ph.D.–James E. Robison Professor & Sr. Associate Dean, Emeritus Harvard Business School (board member of GE, Walmart, Chubb and former Microsoft board member), Marian Croak PhD – SVP of AT&T (holds 180 technology patents), Chinedu Echeruo–Inventor of HopStop (sold to Apple), well as Freada Kapor Klein PhD of Level Playing Field Institute, and Mitch Kapor of Kapor Capital (Creator of computer software Lotus 1-2-3).
Event sponsors included: Belvedere, Moët Chandon, Bellucci Napoli, BET, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, HBO, Microsoft, NewsOne, South African Tourism, Viacom, and Vista Equity Partners.
Guests flew in from around the world and included powerbrokers such as: Goldman Sachs partner Valetino D. Carlotti, Booz Allen partner Reginald Van Lee, international businessman Gbenga Oyebode, Marva Smalls of Viacom and Debra Lee, Chairman of BET and Lucinda Martinez of HBO.
Dennis Williams, Deborah Elam, Chinedu Echeruo, & Van Jones
Mark Tatum & Debra Lee
On October 19th, Silicon Valley will have its own version of this brunch and I expect it to be spectacular!