Fels Racial Equity and Social Justice Conversation Series with Guest Sulaiman W. Rahman

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Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET

Sulaiman W. Rahman is a visionary leader and CEO at DiverseForce, a human capital solutions firm that specializes in helping organizations to recruit, retain, engage, and develop top diverse talent. With decades of community building experience, in 2007 Rahman founded UPPN, now known as BBEx Network, which has become one of the Greater Philadelphia area's largest and most respected professional networks, with over 20,000 subscribers representing diverse talent pipelines from early career to C-suite.

Under Rahman's leadership, DiverseForce has launched innovative solutions for the social impact sector, including DiverseForce on Boards, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, and DiverseForce Executive Search. In 2021, he launched P4 Hub, an 11,200-square-foot facility located in a federally designated opportunity zone in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, serving as a high-tech and high-touch hub for advancing racial equity and excellence. P4 Hub has quickly become a leading center for cross-sector collaboration and place-based impact.

Rahman's impressive board and committee memberships include serving as chairman of the board for Philanthropi Charitable, a donor-advised fund, vice president of the board of directors at Community College of Philadelphia Foundation, and executive committee member of the board of directors for Mastery Charter Schools, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center of Performing Arts, and Lenfest Institute of Journalism. He also serves on the board of advisors for Lendistry, a fintech social enterprise with annual revenues of over $250 million. Rahman has been recognized for his significant contributions, including receiving President Obama’s Gold Volunteer Service Award and being appointed as co-chair of the 2016 Democratic National Convention’s Volunteer Committee.

About the series:

The Fels Racial Equity and Social Justice Series, led by Fels Distinguished Fellow Matt Stitt ‘12, is designed to provide students with a variety of perspectives on how public policy impacts racial equity and social justice. The series includes conversations with elected officials, policymakers, and public sector leaders to examine how policy, legislation, and practice can further racial equity and social justice goals. Fels is proud to offer these important conversations to Fels students and alumni, the entire Penn community, and members of the public.


Virtual Information Session: A link to the session website will be sent to you via email on the day of the event.

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