Join us on October 4 for an intimate and intriguing conversation between distinguished University of South Carolina alumnae Jotaka Eaddy and Marva Smalls for the 2nd annual Coming Full Circle fireside chat.
Eaddy established a movement with the social media hashtag “WinWithBlackWomen” and is bringing this movement home to South Carolina through Coming Full Circle, a series that brings dynamic Black women leaders to campus to reflect on their position of leadership and inspire others to follow their paths.
This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is suggested to save your seat. Walk-ins are also welcome to attend.
Check-in will open at 5:00 p.m. and we ask all guests to be seated no later than 5:45 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. The event will be recorded. By registering, you agree to being filmed.
This event is presented by The College of Arts and Sciences.
About Jotaka Eaddy
Jotaka L. Eaddy is the founder and CEO of Full Circle Strategies, LLC - a social impact consulting firm committed to advancing transformative change and global impact. Described as the “Olivia Pope of Silicon Valley” by Forbes Magazine, Jotaka is a dedicated and seasoned strategist with more than 20 years of experience in policy, advocacy, and movement building. Within her current practice, Jotaka works with clients including corporate, non-profit, foundations, technology and government organizations seeking to advance policy, ideas, and change. Jotaka has led regulatory, legislative, and social impact initiatives at the federal and state level for leading non-profits and within the C-Suite of leading technology companies, helping to bridge the gap between Washington DC and Silicon Valley.
About Marva Smalls
As Global Head of Inclusion, Marva Smalls implements strategic initiatives and fosters partnerships that promote a diverse, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for Paramount stakeholders both internally and externally across the globe. In her role as EVP, Public Affairs, Kids & Family Entertainment Brands, Smalls also oversees all corporate responsibility initiatives and relationships with external advocates and regulators for Nickelodeon.
Smalls is one of the founding members of the Black Economic Alliance and serves on other numerous boards which includes the American Theatre Wing, the International African American Museum, the James Beard Foundation, and Synovus Bank/South Carolina.
She holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from USC, where she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. She also founded the Marva Smalls Endowment, which has awarded more than 1.5 million to programs for youth and families.
The Johnson Performance Hall is located on Level 1 of the Darla Moore School of Business. Guests are highly encouraged to enter through the stairs at the corner of Park Street and at the corner of the Coliseum, to the main floor/Level 1. For accessible users, please take the elevator located at the bottom of the stairs at the corner of Park Street and the Coliseum to level 1, follow signs to the entrance of the Johnson Performance Hall.
Parking convenient to Johnson Performance Hall is available in the Innovista city parking garage located at 821 Park Street (parking fees apply). Several city parking garages are located in the vicinity. Garages/parking spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.
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