Loyola University Maryland

Building a Better World Through Business

2021 Schedule of Events

Event Notice

Due to an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, Loyola's 2021 Building a Better World Through Business events will be held virtually!

All events are free of charge and open to the Baltimore community, students, alumni, faculty and staff. Registration is required.

Virtual Lunchtime Keynote Speaker

Marcus Bullock on "Advancing Equity Through Entrepreneurship: My Journey from Incarceration to Innovation”

A recording of this event was available to the Loyola community through May 12, 2021 through the Loyola library archives.

Marcus Bullock

Instead of giving in to a prison system that perpetuates oppression, hopelessness, and isolation, Marcus Bullock served his time and got out, determined to make a difference. While in jail, his mother had sent him a letter every day, a simple connection to the outside world that really was his lifeline—and with his creation of Flikshop, Inc., Bullock has given that lifeline to hundreds of thousands of others. A charismatic and compelling speaker with an incredible story and infectious optimism, Bullock is a beacon of resilience, and a bastion of effectively using entrepreneurship for social change. Marcus Bullock's full bio

Virtual Panel Discussion and Networking Event

"Stronger Together: Advancing Racial Equity and Business Growth"

A recording of this event is available to the Loyola community through the Loyola library archives.

Log in to Watch "Advancing Racial Equity and Business Growth"


While Maryland's under-40 workforce will soon be majority people of color, race-based barriers continue to limit individual opportunity, stall community progress, and harm our economy. How can a focus on racial equity create sustainable business growth? Join us for a virtual roundtable discussion with employers and advocates about effective strategies for advancing equity in a changing workplace.  Following the discussion, stay online for optional networking to connect with colleagues.

The moderator and panelists are:

  • Will Holmes, Chairman, Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, works to expand efforts of inclusion and build strong relationship in support of growth opportunities for the business community.  Holmes is also the Founder of Will Holmes Consulting (WHC), a business management and technology consulting firm serving government agencies, financial institutions, universities and growing organizations in the United States, Africa and Asia.
  • Angel St. Jean, CEO of The Black Brain Trust, where she leads the agency’s effort to build a citywide, coordinated workforce system.
  • Danielle Torain, Director, Open Society Institute - Baltimore, which focuses on the root causes of drug addiction, an over-reliance on incarceration, and obstacles that impede youth in succeeding inside and out of the classroom. OSI also supports a growing corps of social entrepreneurs committed to underserved populations in Baltimore.

Elizabeth Kennedy, J.D., associate professor of law and social responsibility will serve as the event’s moderator.


Sponsored by:

Will Holmes Consulting logo


Live Virtual Student Pitch Competition

This event has been cancelled.