Ok...we admit it. We just love celebrating us! We believe it's important that we do - especially in a world that so rarely honors the beauty and brilliance of black women and girls. That's why we like to share (aka brag on!) our stories at every opportunty.
Meet the go-getters and out-the-box thinkers who aren't afraid to pursue their passion. Get to know the storytellers - writers, makers, entrepreneurs, or change-agents - impacting the world with their ideas, creations, and innovations. We hope you see yourself in their stories and feel inspired to go for it!
Tastemakers + Revolutionaries + Rebels
Black Women Talk Tech
It takes courage to leave our comfort zone in order to chase our dreams.
Enter Desiree Verdejo. After practicing law for seven years, Desiree founded Harlem-based Vivrant Beauty, a beauty boutique and e-commerce site that caters to the beauty needs of black women by offereing person-of-color-owned brands that rarely get the exposure they deserve. Visit Vivrant Beauty to enjoy an elevated shopping experience.
Meet Regina Gwynn, Lauren Washington and Esosa Ighodaro, founders of Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT). BWTT is a collective of Black women tech founders who understand the unique challenges Black women face and the advantages they bring to the tech sector. Their mission is to support and encourage Black women to build the next billion dollar business. Read more to discover just how they plan to do this!
Rue Mapp, a former Morgan Stanley analyst, decided to combine the things she loved - from nature to community to technology - into an organization that would reconnect African-Americans to the outdoors. She started Outdoor Afro, an organization that encourages African Americans to embrace the outdoors and all the activities it has to offer. The organization has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network with trained leaders and active members across the nation!
Black Girls Unscripted PRESENTS:
GIRLS NIGHT IN!
In this unscripted Facebook Live series we chat with inspiring women about their passions, challenges, and their journey to joy!
Join us on February 13th at 12pm as we talk fashion, personal style, savvy shopping tips and building a personal brand with Christen Johnson, head stylist and CEO of Sophisticated Chic.
#BGUiNspires is a diverse collection of interviews featuring the unique experiences of black women and girls focused on highlighting today's movers and shakers and inspiring tomorrow’s future leaders.
Want to turn your passion into an
in-demand career? Michelle did
and she tells you how!
Find out how and why O.T. helps entrepreneurs and creatives protect heir most valuable assets.
Marishka discusses the power of storytelling and why building solid business relationships is essential.
Jada, a self-described museum activist
is on a mission to change the face of the museum world. She tells us exactly how!
Storytellers & CineMistas
#TeachingOurDaughters is a candid Q&A series with educators, practitioners, creatives, and everyday community changemakers
who are focused on the empowerment of Black Girls.
Marline is a woman on a mission to empower Black
girls by reminding them of their value and creating safe spaces for them to simply be themselves. She knew from a young age that this was her purpose and her best selling book - The State of Black Girls - serves as a manifestation of this by helping Black girls to discover their brilliance while also reminding us why supporting and showing up for Black girls is critical. Read her story here.