Honda Sponsors National Urban League Events
Honda is proud to be a title sponsor of the 2019 National Urban League (NUL) conference this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to its financial sponsorship, Honda participated part in a variety of activities, including hosting 120 students from across the nation at its Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) facility as part of the NUL’s Youth Leadership Summit.
“Honda takes seriously its responsibility to be a valuable contributor to the communities where we live and work,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, Inc. “We value being a part of these important conversations about ensuring a level playing field for everyone.”
During the four-day conference, Honda will sponsor a STEM Day at HMIN as part of the Youth Leadership Summit on July 25 for students ages 12-19. Students will tour Honda’s newest U.S. mass-production auto plant, in Greensburg, Ind., taking part in hands-on interactive manufacturing process activities and hearing from Honda leaders about potential career opportunities in manufacturing.
“We were excited to welcome so many future leaders to the Youth Leadership Summit at our Indiana plant,” said Tim Myers, senior vice president of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC. “Whenever we can inspire curiosity in young people about a future career path in manufacturing, we consider it time well spent.”
Other activities Honda will be involved in during the NUL conference include:
• Welcome Reception – HMIN collaborated with the Indianapolis Urban League to sponsor and host an opening reception on July 24 from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Eastern.
• State of the Urban League at Eastern Star Church
Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, Inc., delivered remarks during this event on July 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
• Women of Power Lunch at Indiana Convention Center
Honda Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel Cathy McEvilly spoke at the Women of Power luncheon on July 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m Eastern.
• Honda Expo and Career Booths at Indiana Convention Center
Honda will showcase some of its technologies and talk with conference-goers about working at Honda. The expo takes place July 25-27.
Honda associates from across the country will attend the conference and many will volunteer at events throughout the week, including the expo and career booths, along with the Youth Leadership Summit.