Navigating the MBA Journey


Thursday, July 15, 2021

For many, an MBA is a critical step on the path to senior leadership. MLT’s MBA Prep programs provide African American, Latinx, and Native American professionals with personalized guidance and effective tools to successfully navigate the business school application process, and optimize their MBA experience. MLT’s MBA Professional Development (PD) program prepares high-achieving, people of color to become senior leaders in business and social sector organizations. Fellows’ success will trigger a multiplier effect of influence and impact to benefit their organizations and communities. Learn how MLT’s program and unique approach with our world-class coaches can help advance you closer to your MBA and beyond. 

About Our Speaker

Dr. Lara Babarinsa is currently the Associate Director, MBA Program Recruitment and Admissions at Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) where she is responsible for the recruitment and placement of MBA programs fellows. Previously, she spent over eight years in the educational technology space where she worked with a large tech start-up that hosts online graduate degrees from top universities around the world. She has an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California, an M.A. from Bowie State University, and a B.A. from the University at Buffalo.

About Our Moderator

Garry McBerryhill is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and an investment associate with Raven Indigenous Capital Partners. Raven is an Indigenous-owned impact VC firm based in Canada, where they have invested in Indigenous startups since 2019. Garry joined Raven in 2021 to help lead Raven’s investments in Native American-led ventures in the US.

Garry earned his MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was a Toigo Foundation Fellow, an Ayres Private Equity Fellow, a Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Fellow, and a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow. Garry is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University and Tulsa Community College. 

About Management Leadership for Tomorrow: Launched in 2002, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national nonprofit that is transforming the leadership pipelines of more than 120 leading organizations by driving breakthrough results for individuals and institutions. 

MLT equips and emboldens high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities—African American, Latinx, and Native American—to realize their full potential, to make a mark, and make a difference. MLT has convened a uniquely powerful and vibrant community of Rising Leaders—8,000 and growing—who are propelling change throughout our institutions, communities, and nation.

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