Cambridge, MA (March 28, 2019) – Dr. Mathew Knowles will be at Harvard University
today at 6pm, to serve as a panelist at Harvard’s “The Future of Black Institutions”
symposium, taking place at CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai
Prof. Jonathan Walton will lead the discussion featuring Mathew Knowles and other
prominent black leaders discussing entrepreneurialism and the role of family history,
background, education, religion, economy and more in their careers.
Among the topics that Dr. Knowles will address include the importance of black
entrepreneurship and what it means to be a “black” business; the obstacles he has
encountered on his professional journey; and if successful black entrepreneurs have a
responsibility to the black community. He will also discuss his experience teaching at two
historically black colleges.
Dr. Mathew Knowles is a record executive, talent manager and founder and CEO of Music
World Entertainment, comprising of Music World Gospel, Music World Music, Compadre
Records, Music World Kids and Music World Properties. Some of the biggest acts to
come out of Music World Entertainment include Destiny’s Child, the best-selling female
music group of all time; Beyoncé, a global music superstar; Grammy award winner
Solange Knowles; and Trin-I-Tee 5:7, the best-selling Gospel group of all time. Dr.
Knowles is also a noted author and lecturer on a variety of topics pertaining to the African
American experience as well as business topics relating to entrepreneurismand the
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