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Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Embassy Suites  |  620 Chastain Road  |  Kennesaw, GA 30144


Speakers & Workshops

Industry leaders will share their experiences in a fun and thoughtful way. Small group interactive workshops and panels will bring engaging, age-appropriate topics to life. 


Each student will be matched with a Mentor for the Day. We hope you'll consider joining us as a mentor. To learn more about what's involved - click here.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

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Aaliyah Shafiq Ely is currently VP, Sparkling Flavors Category for the North America Operating Unit at The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), where she is responsible for leading the category vision, strategy, innovation and creative for 11 brands across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.  Mrs. Ely’s 12-year tenure at TCCC includes brand management and stewardship of Sprite, Gold Peak and Coca-Cola, the world’s most recognizable beverage brand. 


Mrs. Ely graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in German Cultural Studies.  After graduation, Mrs. Ely returned to Atlanta where she started a private tutoring service focused on mathematics and German.  Remaining in Atlanta, Mrs. Ely worked in the energy industry at Southern Company.  She then pursued her MBA at Harvard Business School in Boston.  Upon graduation, Mrs. Ely moved to Minneapolis, where she worked at General Mills as a marketer on brands, such as Cheerios, Pillsbury and Yoplait. 


Mrs. Ely is a native of Atlanta, and she currently resides in Brookhaven, Georgia with her husband.  Her hobbies include reading historical fiction, watching movies, traveling and cheering on the Atlanta Falcons.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Junior League of Atlanta, the High Museum of Art, The Gathering Spot, Harvard Club of Georgia and Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  Mrs. Ely also serves as a director on the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame board and the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta board.

Additional details to be announced soon.

Event Details


9 am - 2 pm  (lunch will be served)



Dress for Success


Non-DDP Students: $25

Mentors: $25

Adults: $40




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620 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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