National Black MBA Association Inc.2018-08-13T21:46:02-05:00

Project Description

National Black MBA Association, Inc.

Created a regional series of entrepreneurial sessions in 2008.

The Entrepreneurial Institute (EI) and Innovation Whiteboard Challenge business pitch competition (IWC) became the National Conference’s primary learning center for aspiring and current entrepreneurs.

Over a nine year period of time the EI hosted over 40 different uniquely crafted entrepreneurial sessions for more than 500 attendees, welcomed 60 presenters, keynote speakers and panelists in 8 cities across the United States. The IWC evaluated over 200 applicant concepts and provided financial grants and business coaching to 22 entrepreneurs.


awarded to entrepreneurs for unique business concepts


“Marilyn is invaluable!  She has been my go-to person for Myers-Briggs and strategic organizational team facilitation for the past 10 years. Her breadth and depth of knowledge and charisma make her an ideal facilitator, thought partner, and coach.”

Carmita Semaan, Founder and President, Surge Institute

“Marilyn offers a keen, results focused perspective to all of the programs we’ve participated in that she has developed.  Her teams utilize corporate and entrepreneurial expertise to create success for their clients, and  Act One continues to win from every program we’ve participated in.  We are fortunate to have been among her inaugural clients, and always look forward to what’s next with MHJohnson & Associates!”

Janice Bryant Howroyd, Founder and CEO, ActOne Group

“The MHJohnson team quickly became an extension of my team at Capital One – eagerly driving program development and execution.  They crafted one of the most innovative,  ground-breaking supplier diversity programs and executed it flawlessly.  The supplier diversity community embraced our efforts and Capital One was often cited as an industry leader in the space – all thanks to the exceptional work of the MHJohnson team.  I look forward to continuing my work with Marilyn and her team in the future.”

Jerry Miller, Vice President, Head of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management, Union Bank & Trust

“Marilyn is an engaging, enthusiastic and extremely competent facilitaor.  Her team facilitated multiple Myers-Briggs workshops for over 60 educators on my staff at Chicago Public Schools.”

Greg Darnieder, Senior Advisor to former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan


Since 2001, MHJohnson & Associates, Inc. has been creating Award Winning Supplier Development programs for some of the nation’s leading edge companies, as well as building personalized facilitation workshops. We pride ourselves in developing personalized programs and workshops that align with the culture of our client’s company.