Arian Simone is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, best-selling author, international speaker and PR & marketing specialist. Arian received her MBA from Florida A&M University and has over 17 years of entrepreneurial experience from pioneering and growing a successful PR and marketing firm to founding the Fearless Platform in 2010 with a mission of inspiring entrepreneurial women. Arian has transitioned from working with billion-dollar corporate entertainment clients to co-founding and operating the Fearless Fund, a venture capital fund investing in startup companies led by women of color.
Rashida Williams’s career as a makeup artist gave her the reputation as “The Glam Doctor.” When COVID hit, Rashida could no longer make visits, so she pivoted to giving live makeup tutorials and classes online. But her resilience hasn’t just helped her business flourish – it’s allowed her to continue her mission of building up other women, who use her story as a guiding light for their own journey.
As a gender equality advocate with a background in both Computer Engineering and Finance, Dr. Roshawnna Novellus is uniquely positioned to affect structural change. That’s why she built her company, EnrichHER, to drive both profit and progress by investing in businesses with women in leadership roles. Working with Mastercard’s Strategic Growth Team has helped Roshawnna find collaboration and partnership opportunities to support her platform and the businesses who benefit from it.
Dr. Erica Gamble saw wigs as a striking fashion accessory from an early age. But after a successful career and an earned doctorate degree, she decided to make an impact and change lives. The Wig Dr. doesn’t just provide wigs for men, women and children – it services a community of people losing hair due to Alopecia, Chemotherapy or other autoimmune diseases.
When Erika Boyd co-created Detroit Vegan Soul, she didn’t set out to make just another vegan restaurant. She wanted to make it easier for her community to live healthier, environmentally sustainable lives. That’s why she partners with local urban farms to source sustainable produce and to make sure her food waste gets a second life as compost, helping those farms – and her neighbors – flourish.
Deirdre Roberson wanted to redefine beauty in every shade, so she started a fashion line inspired by the unique chemical behind Black and Brown skin tones, eumelanin. But Deirdre doesn’t just make apparel – she makes self-love fashionable across the spectrum.
Through her brand, Yes I Am, Inc., Michelle Cadore sells apparel and accessories designed to inspire and empower – often drawing from her own experiences as an ambitious Black woman. Through her Brooklyn-based boutique DA SPOT NYC, Michelle honors her hometown by creating space for local and independent creatives and Black-owned brands. When COVID-19 struck, Michelle was able to pivot her business online using Mastercard Digital Doors.
Egypt Otis is a bright spark of inspiration to her community. Her business, Comma Bookstore & Social Hub, takes that inspiration one step further, specializing in new and used books by or about BIPOC, enriching her community with the diverse voices of local authors, makers and artists.
It’s Mia Ray’s passion for beauty that has powered her business’s remarkable journey. From fashion blog to full-blown glam empire, Glam-aholic Lifestyle’s growth is a testament to the transformative power of her branding prowess. But it’s her passion for connecting with audiences that’s made Mia Ray a household name. A name that inspires savvy young women across the nation.
As President and CEO of Motor City Woman, Robin Kinnie gives novices and pros alike the tools and resources to create high quality audio productions. But her vision goes beyond podcasts and digital radio, as she strives to bring more diverse representation to the media consumed by a global audience.
After receiving two degrees in engineering from Stanford University, Tanya Van Court ascended to the highest marketing positions at many media giants. But it was her degree in parenting that she earned raising three daughters that inspired her to create Goalsetter – a next-gen banking app that helps families become financially healthy and empowered to achieve their goals
Tanya is the founder of the Nebo Law Firm, LLC, a law firm focused on helping small business owners. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she has been featured as an expert in USA Today, and has served as an adjunct professor for Rasmussen College.
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