Category: Class of 2024

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Toluwalashe Ogunyemi

Toluwalashe Ogunyemi holds the position of Commercial Director RTDs & Convenience at Pernod Ricard, where he brings a wealth of experience in marketing and brand management to the table. With a distinct perspective on brand management, Toluwalashe has a proven track record of redefining traditional marketing norms and cultivating innovative strategies to foster brand growth. …

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Meet Taiwo Adebayo

Taiwo Adebayo stands out as a remarkable product leader within the financial services sector, boasting extensive experience spanning multiple continents. With a demonstrated history of effectively launching and scaling products, Taiwo currently spearheads the development of cutting-edge payment solutions for the Public Sector at JP Morgan Chase. At JP Morgan Chase, Taiwo’s leadership is instrumental …

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He’s Solomon Nnanna

Solomon Nnanna has dedicated the past 15 years to bridging the gap between brands and their diverse audiences. As the Founder of REACH, his company has been instrumental in providing marketing and brand consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and multinational institutions, including Moneygram, PepsiCo, Union Bank, Pernod Ricard, MoetHennessy, the US Spain Chamber of …

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Sharmadean Reid MBE

Sharmadean Reid MBE is a multifaceted entrepreneur, writer, and creative consultant whose dynamic career spans two decades of innovation. From pioneering an innovation-driven salon to co-founding a beauty tech startup and now heading a media company, Sharmadean continuously pushes boundaries in the beauty and tech industries. At the core of her work is an exploration …

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Rebecca A. Ajulu-Bushell

Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell is a former elite athlete who made waves in both Great Britain and Kenya during her remarkable 10-year swimming career. As a former British Champion, world number one, and the first Black woman to represent Great Britain in swimming, she shattered barriers and inspired countless individuals around the globe. Recognized for her …

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Get to Know Phoenix Jackson

Phoenix Jackson is a distinguished impact leader, communication expert, and business strategist, dedicated to empowering individuals in realizing their potential for influence and entrepreneurship. As the Founder of Phoenix Affect, a renowned global firm specializing in marketing, communications, and business development for over 19 years, Phoenix has collaborated with diverse clientele, including small businesses, nonprofits, …

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Michaela Jeffery-Morrison

Michaela Jeffery-Morrison is an influential figure in the technology sector, known for her dedication to promoting equality and advancement for women in the industry. As the Founder and Managing Director of the Women in Technology World Series, she has spearheaded the creation of the world’s largest events series dedicated to women in technology. Since its …

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She is Linda Chepkwony

Linda Chepkwony is a remarkable advocate for women and youth inclusion in international trade and economic empowerment. Her pioneering achievement as the first youth in Kenya and East Africa to obtain an AfCFTA rules of origin certificate exemplifies her commitment to breaking barriers and creating opportunities for others. Through her support for women-led initiatives like …

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Meet Lauren Simmons

Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest trader and only current full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Joining the NYSE at just 22 years old in 2017, she quickly became a trailblazer in the finance industry. As only the second African American woman to hold such a position in the NYSE’s …

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He is Lanny Smith…

Lanny Smith’s journey from professional basketball player to successful entrepreneur is a testament to his drive and vision. Through his ventures, Active Faith Sports and Actively Black, he has not only built thriving apparel brands but has also made significant contributions back to the community. Active Faith Sports and Actively Black are both purpose-driven brands, …