George C. Fraser
George Fraser is Chair and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company he founded some 20 years ago with the vision to lead a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources to increase opportunities for people of African descent.
George was born in Brooklyn, NY into a family of 11 children. When George’s mom become mentally ill, George’s dad, a cab driver, couldn’t care for 11 children so George was orphaned at 4 and spent 14 years in foster homes.
George graduated from high school with a vocational diploma in woodworking because the school system did not consider him college material. Thank God George felt differently, for years he mopped floors on the midnight shift at LaGuardia Airport, while he paid his way through college. Fraser went on to leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, the United Way, and Ford Motor Company.
Fraser is the founder of the annual PowerNetworking Conference, where thousands of African American professionals, business owners, and community leaders gather to discuss and do business with each other.
Fraser is the Chair of Phoenix Village Academy; which consists of three Afrocentric charter Schools that serves Cleveland and Akron inner city children.
A popular speaker and author, his inspiring talks on success principles, effective networking, wealth creation, business ethics, and valuing diversity, are as popular among corporate professionals as they are among college students.
UPSCALE magazine named him one of the Top 50 power brokers in Black America.