DuPont Leader Honored by YMCA Black Achievers Program

DuPont News, January 12, 2012
CNN journalist Soledad O'Brien (left) with Danielle Brown
CNN journalist Soledad O'Brien (left) with Danielle Brown.


Danielle (Dani) Brown, Global Information Technology (IT) business manager − DuPont Crop Protection, was recognized recently during the 2011 Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards ceremony in Wilmington, Del.

The YMCA of Delaware hosted the event, which recognizes the accomplishments of talented and committed African American men and women for their successes in business and the community as part of the Black Achievers Program. The keynote speaker was acclaimed CNN special investigations correspondent and host of the “In America” documentaries, Soledad O’Brien.

“Through Dani’s contributions to the DuPont IT community, her distinguished participation in such programs as WOMEN Unlimited and service to her church, we are confident she will represent DuPont well in the Wilmington community as a YMCA Black Achiever,” said Deb Alesantrino, HR director – U.S. region and member of the Wilmington Walnut Street YMCA Black Achievers Steering Committee.

The YMCA Black Achievers Program pairs minority high school youth with successful adult achievers who, through volunteer service, serve as mentors and role models providing educational, cultural and career guidance. The program was created to instill the values of honesty, caring, responsibility and pride. The Black Achiever honor calls for a one-day-a-month commitment to participate in a series of workshops, serve as a chaperone for educational, recreational and cultural activities and be a role model.