Black leaders in sport share insights with students

As part of Brock University’s Black History Month/African Heritage Month programming, the Office of Human Rights and Equity and the Department of Sport Management co-hosted a live podcast Friday, Feb. 9 with Marsha Gaye-Knight (left), Founder of Black in Sport Business Podcast and Partnership Marketing Manager with CBC Sports and Olympics, and Julian Franklin (right), Vice-President, Partnership Development and Strategy with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE). Gaye-Knight also participated in one of several panel discussions taking place that day with undergraduate Sport Management students. Other panelists included Barry Alexander, Chief Marketing and Diversity Officer, Canadian Marketing Association; Shauna Bookal (BSM ’05), President and CEO, Inclusion in Canadian Sports Network; Fitriya Mohamed (BSM ’19), Founder and Executive Director, Muslim Women’s Summer Basketball League; Madeleine Mungal (BSM ’23), Global Partnerships, National Basketball Association; Shawn Small, Founder and President, RISE Integrated Sports and Entertainment; Jordan Smalling (BSM ’21), Membership Sales and Service Representative, Toronto Blue Jays; Anika Taylor, Community Engagement Co-ordinator, MLSE LaunchPad; O’Neal Taylor, Information Technology Manager, Golf Canada; and Angela White, Senior Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, MLSE.