LIVESTREAM: Leadership in a Time of Challenge


We're delighted to offer a special livestream as part of the 2016 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit in New York City. Be there as two outstanding leaders discuss:

  • Overcoming challenges under the hardest of circumstances
  • Leveraging personal and professional networks
  • Leadership lessons and failures

Shawn Dove, CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achivement, defines the movement for black male achievement as America’s unfinished business, recalling a long history of discrimination faced by black men and boys. As Manager of Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement, he addressed the exclusion of black men and boys from economic, social, educational, and political life in the United States, elevating and connecting catalytic leaders and organizations to champion black men and boys as assets in our nation and communities. To create a pipeline of catalytic leaders, he launched the Black Male Achievement Fellowship. In less than a year, his Institute for Black Male Achievement recruited more than 1,600 leaders from 1,400 organizations nationwide. In 2013, Shawn hosted the Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement, gathering more than 250 leaders across sectors in New York under the theme “What Winning Looks Like: Investing in What Works.” Shawn transitioned the program from OSF to a freestanding entity in 2015 and is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. His mantra for the movement is, “there is no cavalry coming to save the day for black men and boys in America – we are the iconic leaders that we have been waiting for.”

Tammy Tibbetts oversees strategic direction, communications, and business development for She's the First, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries who will be the first in their families to graduate from high school. To date, She's the First has more than 650 Scholars in 11 countries and engages a network of 193 U.S. high school and university campus chapters in its mission. In 2015, She's the First had its first $1 million revenue year. Tammy has attracted major support from the NoVo Foundation, Andrew & Ann Tisch Foundation, Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, American Express Foundation, Microsoft, Dermalogica/Unilever, Google, Scholastic, Nanette Lepore, among many others.

Previously, Tammy worked for Hearst Magazines, where she was the first social media editor of Seventeen. Tammy is a first-generation college graduate who attended The College of New Jersey. Voted “Most Shy” in her high school yearbook, Tammy is anything but shy today. She is recognized among Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women and Most Creative People in Business 1000 and on Forbes’ first-ever 30 Under 30 in Education list. She received DVF’s People’s Voice Award and is among Marie Claire’s 20 Women Changing the World. 

Register for the livestream today, and join us on April 4 at 4pm EST. During the discussion, share your questions and insights over Twitter via #amexleads.