Justin Black

Justin Black

Justin Black is a recent graduate of Western Michigan University, where he studied public relations and African studies. He started Rising Over Societal Expectations (ROSE) Empowerment Group with a vision to close the information gap for today’s generation of Black and Brown youth after his experiences as a Black male…

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Priska Diaz

Priska Diaz

Priska Diaz, M.S. is the Founder and CEO of Bittylab, makers of Bare® Air-free feeding system. Priska moved to the U.S. at the age of 17 from her native Perú. Winning against the odds, she graduated top of her class from The City University of New York with honors. Later,…

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Elizabeth Brunner

Elizabeth Brunner

Elizabeth Brunner is a San Francisco-based designer and the founder of StereoType, a fashion-forward kids clothing brand that’s designed to celebrate individuality and freedom of expression by blending traditional ideas of boys’ and girls’ wear. StereoType’s blended fashion collection combines elements of style, design and comfort to inspire creativity, individuality…

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Teigan Margetts

Teigan Margetts

Teigan Margetts is the Co-Founder of Ethicool Books. Founded in March 2020, Ethicool is a publisher who creates beautiful children’s books about the world’s big issues and encourages kids to take action. Ethicool’s mission is to empower children to create a more sustainable and equitable world, so the books cover…

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Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones is an inspiring girls empowerment coach and highly effective licensed classroom teacher who helps girls learn daily positive habits so they can feel confident in who they are and connect with other girls in an empowering environment. She has been motivating and cultivating connections among hundreds of girls…

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Sharon Vinderine

Sharon Vinderine

Sharon Vinderine is the founder of Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA), an awards platform that brands turn to in order to establish trust and credibility with consumers. With a network of over 200,000 members, PTPA leads the consumer product awards space and is proven to positively influence consumer purchasing decisions….

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Gamze Neill

Gamze Neill

Gamze Neill is the owner and operator of Light and Soft, a start-up children’s clothing and accessory company that specializes in soft sole shoes. After University, Gamze worked as a market researcher in her home city of Istanbul Turkey, where she learned many crucial skills involved in running a business,…

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Martina Iwala

Martina Iwala

Demonstrated in all aspects of her being, Martina’s charming and inquisitive demeanor, paired with an innate sense of self-awareness, authenticates her progressive experience from FinCorp to entertainment to media production to social advocate. Of Nigerian & Cameroonian descent, Martina grew accustomed to the realities of being the product of immigrant…

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Michelle Person

Michelle Person

Michelle Person is a passionate educator with 20 years of experience in urban education. While searching for books for her youngest daughter she was disappointed by her inability to find diverse, multicultural characters that her daughter, as well as the students she serves, could identify with, she began writing as…

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Sophia Procter

Sophia Procter

Sophia Procter is the founder of Munchy Play, the first-ever kids’ plate with a built-in track. It helps solve mealtime struggles by inviting kids to the table and keeping them there, it is available now on Amazon. Prior to her foray into manufacturing, Sophia held a senior role at British…

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Vandana Semwal

Vandana Semwal

Vandana Semwal was born in India and completed a Master’s in Accounting from Bombay University. She has held various roles in Finance and Accounting before coming to the United States in 1999. During her initial years in the states, she focused on caring for her children and their early education….

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