DiversityMBA Magazine Honors 2012 Diverse Executives and Emerging Leaders at Chicago Forum and Gala

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Pam McElvane

DiversityMBA Magazine, an internationally distributed publication targeting business professionals in corporate America as well as entrepreneurs, will celebrate its 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders during a conference and gala in Chicago September 20-21.

The leaders were selected from a group of more than 300 highly competitive candidates mostly from public and privately held companies. Some among the 50 leaders are entrepreneurs while others work for not-for-profit organizations. All the honorees are accomplished in their professions but also hold an advanced degree.

The honorees, all featured in DiversityMBA Magazine’s Summer 2012 issue, will be honored at the magazine’s Leadership Forum and Awards Gala September 20-21 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago. The event has proven to be one of the most powerful and engaging forums of its kind, with 85 percent of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executives and Emerging Leaders in attendance.

“We are humbled by the success of our Top 100 Under 50 recognition program,” says Pam McElvane, CEO and publisher of DiversityMBA Magazine. “Our goal is to recognize high potential and seasoned executives for their outstanding leadership within their companies and communities. We believe that celebrating accomplished individuals who value higher education is a unique recognition that aligns leadership and education.”

DiversityMBA Magazine is the global leadership publication for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge base from a thought leadership perspective.

The magazine also publishes an annual “50 Out Front List: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work,” which recognizes companies that not only demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, but whose top executives also understand the value of supporting external programs that enhance leadership and retention within their organizations.

This year’s honorees come from around the world, including China, Africa and Europe. They also come from diverse industries, including retail, financial services, automotive, railroad, healthcare, education, medical, pharmaceutical, communications, government and consulting. Eighty percent of the 2012 honorees are from corporate America.

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