Meet Nichole O. Yembra

Nichole is the Chief Financial, Risk and Investment Officer for Venture Garden Group (VGG) and a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital (GHC), the investment arm of VGG. GreenHouse Capital, which launched formally in April 2016, began investments in startups since 2014 under the…

Meet Kara D. Nottingham

Kara D. Nottingham earned a B.A. from Hampton University with a major in political science and a minor in Spanish. At Hampton, she served as chair of the cultural affairs committee of the Student Government Association and was active in the Political Science…

Meet Giselle Stewart

Giselle Stewart is an energetic and highly skilled professional with a passion for partnering with stakeholders at all levels to advance key business initiatives. She has proven ability to develop strategies and programming that improves organizational effectiveness, drives bottom line profitability and positions…

Meet Yvonne Manzi Makolo

Yvonne Manzi Makolo is a Rwandan IT specialist and business executive, who serves as the managing director and chief executive officer of Rwandair, the national airline of Rwanda. She was appointed to that position on 6 April 2018. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy CEO responsible for corporate affairs at the same…

Meet Dara Johnson Treseder

Dara Johnson Treseder is a business leader with expertise in building and leading high performing global marketing and commercial organizations. In 2017, she was described on Inc. Magazine as one of the “30 Inspirational Women to Watch in Tech” and recognized on Forbes…

Meet Brandon Andrews

A communicator, social innovator, and entrepreneur Brandon leads work on technology and entrepreneurship, including leading a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. He is also leading an effort to support entrepreneurs through developing…

Meet Paulo Rogério Nunes

Paulo Rogério Nunes is the co-founder of the Instituto Midia Étnica (www.midiaetnica.com.br), the largest Black media NGO in Brazil that operates since 2005. He also co-founded the news portal Correio Nagô (www.correionago.com.br), focused on diversity, human rights and inclusion. He was a Fulbright…

The Royal Wedding

Imagine a fairytale wedding where everything from the food to the church service, to the reception and even the guests that are present at the wedding, are planned so perfectly with utmost detail. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding that happened today,  May…

Meet Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon is the CEO & Founder of Founder Gym. She is an entrepreneur, educator, and athlete, Mandela is uniquely positioned to lead this movement. She’s a member of First Round Capital’s Angel Track cohort, previously worked at Kapor Capital and Startup Weekend,…

Meet Eddie Mandhry

Eddie Mandhry is the director for Africa at Yale University. Working out of Yale’s Office for Global Strategy, Mandhry is responsible for supporting the University’s Africa initiatives by working with faculty to develop strategic partnerships between Yale and African institutions in the private…

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