Salsa Sushi Soul Event Recap

Salsa Sushi Soul, hosted by NABA, was an evening of networking, food, and dancing celebrating multicultural professionals and raising funds for student scholarships. Attendees were treated to multicultural fusion hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, live music and DJ followed by silent and live auctions, and a call to action. With over 250 attendees from 30 Public and Private Corporations Salsa Sushi Soul has evolved into a premier networking and fundraising event in the Twin Cities.

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is one of the premier professional organizations in the nation representing more than 200,000 professionals of color to advance their educational and career aspirations in business-related fields such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Tax, Consulting and Information Technology. Our motto, “Lifting As We Climb”, is about inspiring future leaders and shaping tomorrow’s professionals and communities.

Our objective for Salsa Sushi Soul was to establish a legacy fund to build a pipeline of young minority professionals to join the corporate community and address the gaps of minority representation and achievement in the Twin Cities. The scholarship fund will support students to pursue academic careers in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Tax, Consulting and Information Technology.

Public and Private Corporations in the Twin Cities sponsor our event which provides them opportunities in the following areas:

  • Contribution to a legacy fund for scholarships for minority students
  • Connecting with the Twin Cities professionals of color community
  • Networking and widening their pool of talented diverse candidates
  • Building company brand recognition as an employer of choice
  • With financial support corporations are demonstrating their investment in supporting diversity and inclusion in the Twin Cities community

We’re learning that companies in the Twin Cities are ambitious and eager to make their organizations more diverse and inclusive. Which is a clear result of the large show of support we’ve received. Our continued efforts to work with companies, civic organizations, colleges/universities, our partners will make a great impact in the Twin Cities community for years to come!

Event Host: NABA

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is one of the premier professional organizations in the nation representing more than 200,000 professionals of color to advance their educational and career aspirations in business-related fields such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Tax, Consulting and Information Technology. Our motto, “Lifting As We Climb”, is about inspiring future leaders and shaping tomorrow’s professions and communities. NABA is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color by providing education, resources, and meaningful career connections to both professionals and students.

Event Partners:

Prospanica
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) commenced in 1988 with a vision to be the premier Hispanic business organization for Hispanic business professionals. Dedicated to increasing the number of Hispanics graduating with MBA’s, NSHMBA opens doors for Hispanic talent by sourcing leadership positions, securing job placement and enhancing professional development.

Ascend
ASCEND is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Established in 2005, ASCEND has grown to serve professionals and corporations across various professions and across multiple industries. ASCEND reaches 60,000 people with 34 student chapters and 17 professional chapters located in both the United States and Canada, including major business hubs and educational institutions. ASCEND offers robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.

Alpfa
Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in 1972. ALPFA currently serves more than 72,000 professional and student members across the country. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.

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Orlando Bryant
is the incoming President of the National Association of Black Accountants – NABA Twin Cities Chapter. He has been with NABA for over three years. During that time he has devoted time to building relationships with local public/private companies and black professionals in support of NABA’s motto, “Lifting As We Climb”. Orlando is also a Manager at EY in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice. He works with clients on matters related to internal fraud investigations, litigation support and cybersecurity/incident response investigations.