Opportunity Talks

Host an Opportunity Talk

Opportunity Talks Virtual Fireside Chat Series brings OppNet Fellows to meet with the highest-level executives in business, entertainment, media, and technology. These experiences offer the rare opportunity to gain real-world career insights and perspectives in an intimate, conversational format with industry leaders to help in shaping their own journeys to and through college and into rewarding careers.


OppNet is grateful to the renowned list of executives and leaders (below) who have participated in OppNet's fireside chat series—formerly OppNet's C-Suite Series and now, re-launched in this virtual world as Opportunity Talks.


Past Speakers include:

  • Actors and OppNet Board Members Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
  • Scott M. Mills, President, BET Networks
  • Lou Gerstner, former CEO, IBM
  • Soledad O’Brien, journalist and CEO, Starfish Media Group
  • Narciso Rodriguez, Founder and Principal Designer, Narciso Rodriguez
  • Cathy Engelbert, Commissioner, WNBA, and former CEO, Deloitte, LLP
  • DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players Association
  • R. Martin Chavez, former Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sachs
  • Frank Borges, Chairman and Managing Partner, Landmark Partners
  • Andrew Falcon, Global Chief Operations Officer, Fjord Limited
  • Jared Grusd, Chief Strategy Officer, Snap Inc., and former CEO, The Huffington Post
  • Ted Harbert, former Chairman, NBC Broadcasting


  • Tonia Lewis Lee, film/TV producer and author
  • Thomas Sandell, Chairman and CEO, Sandell Asset Management
  • OppNet Board Member Chet Wood, Partner, Deloitte, LLP
  • Priya Dogra, President, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks
  • Senator Cory Booker, New Jersey
  • Troy Carter, Founder, CEO & Chairman, Atom Factory
  • Amy Chang, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cisco
  • Bozoma Saint John, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Netflix
  • Joanne Crevoiserat and Todd Kahn, Chief Executives, Coach and Tapestry
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code
  • Kelvin Beachum, NFL Player and Philanthropist
  • Frank Cooper III, Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Marketing Officer, BlackRock


If you are interested in hosting an Opportunity Talk, please contact Pier Duncan, Chief of Staff, at [email protected].