Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators

Program Overview:

HBCU Succeed is an initiative designed to provide HBCU students with high quality professional development programming, meaningful networking platforms and robust mentorship and sponsorship opportunities.

This initiative will not only highlight thought leadership and inspiring success stories, but will also endeavor to provide participating students and schools with introductions and access to lawyers at Womble Bond Dickinson (“WBD”), key client principals and their organizations, as well as connections to proven industry veterans.

The program will launch through a series of virtual conferences for HBCUs in the WBD geographic footprint. These conferences will feature dynamic panelists who will provide practical advice for entrepreneurship and professional success. 

HBCU Succeed is a product of lawyers and staff members at WBD working together to effect meaningful change around issues of systemic racism and social injustice.

Key Contacts

Sid Shenoy
Scott Anderson
Kate Rooney Thomson

Sid’s clients operate across the cutting-edge industries that support and power U.S. commerce, including transportation, construction materials, manufacturing, semiconductors, and financial institutions.

Scott regularly works with private equity principals, business owners and management teams to help them chart efficient paths through transactions, commercial negotiations and board-level decisions.

Kate is the Director of Lateral Attorney Recruiting at WBD.

Jessica Adebiyi
Amanda Bean
Kyle Day
Lisa Lindquist

Jessica works with firm leaders to identify opportunities and implement DE&I initiatives throughout the lawyer and staff member experience at WBD, and is also an advisor and resource for all DE&I questions and concerns. 

Amanda is WBD’s Internship Program Manager and she focuses on expanding and diversifying the Firm’s talent pipeline. In addition, Amanda manages the Firm’s secondment program where she emphasizes professional development and supports the overall secondment experience. Amanda is also a member of the Firm’s Innovation Board.

Kyle is the Digital Marketing Manager for WBD. He oversees social media strategy for the firm and HBCU Succeed.

Lisa is a Business Development Strategist supporting the firm’s attorneys in the Capital Markets, Real Estate and Healthcare practice groups as well Key Client teams in the Financial Services and Manufacturing Sectors.