Kathleen Delva, Senior Account Exec. Manager

My name is Kathleen Delva and I am a Senior Account Executive Manager. I handle public relations and special events. I am a Haitian-American, who speaks broken Creole, but understands it fluently [Laughs]! You can speak to me in Creole, and I’ll understand everything. But I’ll answer you back in English. I need to do better.…

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Syreeta Martin, Blogger, SincerelySyreeta.com

My name is Syreeta Martin, freelance journalist and creator SincerelySyreeta.com, a blog dedicated to motivating others to Empathize, Empower, and Evolve! Beauty has always been something that starts internally for me; that probably has a lot to do with my mom and the way that she raised my sister and I. We were taught that while…

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Mercy Chikowore, Communications Manager, Badass African

My name is Mercy Chikowore. I’m 30 years old and I’m a communications manager/writer/badass/African. [Laughing] It’s an occupation! It takes a lot of hard work being an African. I do the bare minimum when it comes to skincare because I had a really bad reaction to a moisturizer 4 years ago. I ended up with…

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Gabrielle Simpson, Dir. of Communications, NBC Universal

My name is Gabrielle Simpson and I’m 29 years old. I’m the Director of Communications for NBCUniversal, where I lead diversity communications, internally and externally. I’m responsible for conveying the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I’m Black. I classify myself black. My mother is biracial. My mother’s mother was Russian and German. My mother’s father, my…

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Mahisha Dellinger, Founder of CURLS

Beginning her career at Intel, Mahisha Dellinger decided to take her savings and a leap of faith to begin what would become a household natural hair brand, CURLS. BB: Why did you begin CURLS? Mahisha: Towards the end of college when I had my daughter, I couldn’t perm my hair because I was pregnant. I…

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