Virtual First Friday North America Starts Friday, June 5th, 2020 Time: 8 PM EST
You are Cordially invited to the Launch ofVirtual FIRST FRIDAYS NORTH AMERICA
Friday, June 5th, 2020
Time: 8 PM EST / 7 PM CST / 5PM PST
Our Multi-City Hosts including First Fridays Peel
Author, Speaker & Networking Guru,
Dr. George Fraser, Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills and Additional Guest Speakers followed by the after-party.
Many Cities - One Location
Cincinatti OH, Fort Lauderdale FL, Houston TX , Jackson TN, Louisville KY, Memphis TN, Miami FL, Nashville TN, New York NY, New Orleans LA, Oakland CA, Peel ON, San Francisco CA, San Jose CA, Toronto ON, Washington DC
First Fridays has produced professional networking and social events since the 90's and during this time, we have held thousands of events in over 30 different cities throughout the US, Canada and several other countries.
Our signature First Fridays events, are held on the First Friday of every month and our international network reach is over 200,000 business owners and professionals. The First Fridays Mixer is known as the Premier networking event for entrepreneurs and professionals of African descent in North America and other parts of the world.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be launching Virtual First Fridays North America, which will be organized and promoted by our multi-city partners and international network on the evening of Friday, June 5th, 2020 online.
Dr. George C. Fraser is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company he founded 32 years ago to lead a global networking and economic development movement for people of African descent. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was an orphan and foster child for 15 years.
He spent 20 years in leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, United Way and Ford Motor Company before starting his own business, FraserNet Inc. in 1987.
He's written 6 best-selling books to include: Success Runs in Our Race, Click and most recently, Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure's Blessings, a book he co-authored with Les Brown. Upscale Magazine named him one of the "Top 50 Power Brokers in Black America," and Black Enterprise magazine called him "Black America's #1 Networker" and featured him on its cover.
Dr. Fraser has been featured on 7 national magazine covers, He has received over 350 awards and citations to include: Induction into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum, 3 Honorary Doctorate Degrees, a Chaplaincy and an Ambassadorship. He is a *Certified Financial Education Instructor and has an Insurance license.
He has been named as one of the best speakers in America and 5 of his speeches have been selected for global distribution by the prestigious Vital Speeches of the Day magazine, a first for any professional speaker in America.
In 2016 President Obama awarded Dr. Fraser "The President's Lifetime Achievement Award"
Dr. Fraser is most proud of the 2 charter schools he helped founded in Cleveland, Ohio nearly 15 years ago which educate nearly 300 inner city Black children of which 60% are boys.
As an Elder, Dr, Fraser will now use his massive network and influence to launch a new virtual nation with no borders, boundaries or barriers called FraserNation: Citizens of Generational Wealth. The goal is to mobilize and unify people of African descent around, effective networking, business development, training and coaching. He will also to join the fight for financial literacy in Black America. His organization has already launched the WINDS: Wealth Building Centers and Curriculum.
Over the next decade, thousands of new and well-equipped faith-based WINDS Centers will be open (free of charge) to all those to want to teach and/or learn the basics of wealth creation and management and over one million Black people and allies will be citizens of FraserNation.
He's been married to Nora Jean for 46 years and has 2 sons and 3 granddaughters.
Dedicated to the liberation of the African mind, psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills, speaks on the crippling image of African and African-American people worldwide and offers solution through Emotion Emancipation.
Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills is a clinical psychologist with emphasis in Community Psychology. She is Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, Immediate Past President of The Association of Black Psychologists, and founder and director of Imoyase Community Support Services. Dr. Grills served as the Co-Executive Director of the LA County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection.
She continues to serve as a Los Angeles County Commissioner on the Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections which focuses on conditions within county jails, probation, correctional facilities and group homes for children. She is principal investigator on several social justice projects related to education reform, mentoring African American youth. Dr. Grills consults nationally on issues regarding cultural competence, multiculturalism and Africentric interventions. She has also studied under traditional medical practitioners in Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal.