A growing network of Black, change-makers.
Here, you are seen.
Our Inclusion & Equity Statement:
Young Black & Influential Omaha is proud to celebrate and affirm Black Influencers. We as an organization and the individuals that collectively come together to elevate Blackness; do so by recognizing, respecting and valuing the intersections of those identities.
We are an affirming space and accept no less from ourselves and the community in which we work.
Why not us.
Ashlei Spivey poses the question, “Why not us,” when considering Black leaders in the Omaha metro. YBI held its first award ceremony in the summer of 2016 and hasn’t looked back since.
“There were so many awards in our community and very little recognized the talents, abilities and contributions of Black people.”
From this acknowledgement, YBI has continued to gather and celebrate Black leaders in the Omaha metro, striving to be inclusive and celebratory of all - no matter the sector, industry, educational attainment level, income, and otherwise.
We’re for all, why not us.