Cascade Engineering is hosting the 12th Annual Young Professionals of Color Conference – Conquering Challenges and Celebrating Change, a professional development event for young professionals of color in West Michigan, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. We are elated to partner with Corewell Health as our Platinum Sponsor and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) as our venue location for our upcoming conference.
Over the last 3 years, the conference convened over 600 young professionals of color on a virtual platform. While this allowed us to keep this event going in difficult times, we are thrilled to return to an in person session and give our attendees the full conference experience, including the opportunity to make connections and build community.
Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Lisa Lowery, MD, an Adolescent Medicine specialist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital-Corewell Health Medical Group. Dr. Lowery will provide discussion on the realities of institutional racism, along with an educational viewpoint for participants to be part of the change in bringing awareness to the realities of racism that people of color face today. In addition to the keynote, participants will have the opportunity to engage in small break-out sessions with local leaders focusing on seeking higher education, career building, financial growth, skill set development, and pathways to success.