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Tori Williams

As a world-renowned celebrity event planner and designer, Tori Williams is passionate about creating bespoke events worldwide. This Memphis native stands on the belief that 'to whom much is given, much is required' and uses her platform to promote true greatness. Overall, Tori strives to build her legacy while continuing to uplift young women and inspire others to do the same. She lives on the principles of integrity, passion and gratitude while allowing her spirit to connect with all those she meets with genuine authenticity.

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Black Girls Smile, Inc.

Black Girls Smile Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging positive mental health education, resources and support geared toward young African American females. This powerhouse non-profit is dedicated to building a society that focuses on ensuring all young African American females receive the resources and support necessary to lead mentally healthy lives. This organization ensures girls who are under-served and underrepresented get the health resources they deserve! 

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Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson is a true dreamchaser. Between working on getting her undergraduate degree and building her business, she’s constantly working towards bigger and better things. As a student at The College of Wooster, she's a double major in Philosophy and French, and Francophone Studies. While she maintains good grades, she spends her spare time crocheting to relieve stress and working on her true passion, which is Fashion, creating her own clothes NYGC By Taylor. 

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Brigette Burnett

Brigette Burnett is an award-winning journalist who has a passion for helping others. Brigette is the Founder of her own video production and marketing company and a former TV host and reporter who loves spending time with family and friends while traveling and has a passion for all things media and production and can't wait to expand her reach through her company.

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Evelisse Jones

Evelisse Jones, also known as the "Princess of Networking" is a passionate Content Strategist who is dedicated to connecting people all around the world while establishing a legacy to win! This Puerto Rican Leadership Mentor, Connector and Motivational Speaker works to share her mission of connecting people to utilize their networking skills to their highest potential!

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AdaChic

Owned by cousins C. Nichole Thompson and Meredith Lilly, who use their professional skills to the economic development of Africa. Not only has AdaChic been recognized by Ghanaian officials, local kings, and Nigerian government but their efforts are focused on expanding the brand and ensuring job security for local African sewers. 

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER ATLANTA

As a way to drive sustainable, positive change, the United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable change in the city of Atlanta and surrounding areas. United Way uses team efforts, investment priorities and servicing the community as pillars to create a thriving community. United Way invites you to volunteer or donate to their mission in order to continue driving change to the Atlanta community.

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GATEWAY CENTER

Spearheaded by Chief Executive Officer, Raphael Holloway, The Gateway Center has been committed to providing effective, strategic and innovative solutions for the homeless community since 2005. Through its collaborative model, The Gateway Center has positioned itself as a proven leader to respond to the needs of the homeless community by addressing the barriers that prevent families from transitioning out of homelessness.

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THE DIVAH FILEZ

Founded by HBCU graduate Jazmyne Byrd, The Divah Filez is an HBCU-focused content magazine that covers what students want to know regarding their HBCUs. Featuring all things pop-culture related, The Divah Filez showcases everything from the latest campus fashions to the latest celebrity interviews. The Divah Filez is one of the top three mobile HBCU apps and proves that growth is still in store for HBCU-related content.

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LEAN IN NETWORK

Founded by Kerwin D. Sims in 2018, Lean In Network, LLC is an online streaming platform meant to provide high-impact education, empowerment and entertainment content to multicultural audiences and underserved markets. Based in Dallas, Georgia, the network currently has three original shows that span from an indie-infused entertainment show, a motivational inspiration segment and a varsity talk show.

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URBAN OASIS DEVELOPMENT

Urban Oasis Development is comprised of an award-winning real estate group focused on building and renovating superior single-family homes within the intown, south/west Atlanta markets including Westside, Historic Adair Park, Historic West End and more. This minority business enterprise specializes in developing infill lots including major renovations of older and new construction homes. Urban Oasis is a design-build development company that manages the project risk, appearance and outcome of all projects.

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GREENWOOD WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Greenwood Wealth Management is a black-owned, full-service financial planning and wealth management firm. By offering services including retirement planning, investment management, debt management and more, this financial planning company provides premium advisement for those looking to reach their financial goals. Regardless of asset level, Greenwood Wealth Management is committed to meeting all clients where they are today, in order to get them to where they would like to be tomorrow. 

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The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is a premier Black heritage learned society that has a network of national and international branches and partners. With a mission to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information surrounding Black history and culture, this organization strives to promote the excellence of Black culture and history to those that need it most. By continuing the legacy of the greats within our community, ASALH continues to serve the Black community however it can.

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Dr. Ryland Gore

Dr. Gore is a board certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology. In knowing her dream of being a physician since the age of 11, this Atlanta native is fulfilled her dream by studying at Morehouse School of Medicine to become a skilled and well-trained surgeon. When Dr. Gore isn't practicing as a surgeon, she's fulfilling her passions through her roles of being a sought-after speaker, consultant and lecturer on a host of other women empowerment topics

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Dressember Foundation

In hopes of ending human trafficking, Dressember Foundation seeks to fulfill their vision of creating a world where people are free through creating a community of international advocates utilizing fashion and creativity. They make getting involved easy with just a few simple steps that include committing to wear a dress throughout the month of December, setting goals and creating a fundraising page in order to change the world.

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Sammy Cheezecake

Since 2005, Sammy Cheezecake has been creating delectable desserts and fine baked goods from scratch with love! Founded by Atlanta-native, Sammy, Sammy Cheezecake offers a variety of flavors and sizes along with baked goods that are perfect for birthday celebrations, showers, holiday events, office parties and many other special occasions.

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The Last Weekends

Are you looking to make a difference in the 2020 election? The Last Weekends I a non-profit organization committed to taking action and inspired passionate volunteers to make a difference in the 2020 election. After the success within the 2018 election of voters connecting across the country to flip the U.S. house, they are doing it all over again this year to help get as many people to the polls as possible.

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Voices For Georgia's Children

This non-profit stands behind their vision of all children thriving. By working to advance laws, policies, and actions that improve all areas of well-being of the whole child. By championing the "whole child" approach to system change, the work of this organization has its greatest impact for those whose race, geographic location, and family income.

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EDUCATORS NOW

Education is a passion that Keedar Whittle feels so strongly about, he created a company around finding quality educators and providing them with the resources they need to help schools succeed. Through this educator and child care provider placement service, Educators Now supports the development of educators while offering tutors on-demand and partners with corporate sponsors and organizations to drive the mission of hiring high-quality education professionals.

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BRIANA MOREAUX

Briana Moreaux is a talented graphic designer, writer and all-around visual storyteller. Through her communications consulting business, B. Communications Consulting, LLC, she exercises her passion for assisting entrepreneurs and small brands with telling their stories through social media, email marketing, video/podcast production and various administrative assistance needs. When she's not enhancing the brands of others, she's dedicated to  digital advancement for all.

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IYANNA VAUGHN

Iyanna Vaughn is the magical money maven! Living by the principle "how you handle your money affects how your world operates," she is the owner of Lovely Financial Group, serving as CFO of women-led businesses and organizations. Iyanna works alongside powerful CEO's, business leaders and financial teams and expresses her passion of guiding clients through building a financial system to scale businesses and increase profitability.

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AAAUSA

With a mission to empower all people and communities, the African American Association of the United States of America (AAAUSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the underserved population. Over the past 17 years, the AAAUSA provides these communities with the tools necessary to achieve success in finances, education, spiritual development and more and continues to serve over 1,100+ families in the Metro Atlanta area.

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MORGAN WILDER

Morgan Wilder is wardrobe stylist and speaker that advises executives, entrepreneurs and college students on how to build wardrobes that convey confidence and competence. Morgan has grown her several businesses through her extensive 10-years of headquarter experience in merchandising, apparel production, pricing strategy and international development. Most recently, she has authored the book, "The Worthy Wardrobe: When Who You Are, Becomes What You Wear."

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CINDIE PHANHMIXAY

As one of Atlanta's top realtors and industry innovators, Cindie Phanhmixay, promotes her love for helping families fulfill their greatest desires through the home buying and selling process. Her experience at a premier construction company garnered her the self-proclaimed title, "The Flip Chick" as she became a fixture in the remodel, renovation and reconstruction scene of Atlanta. This devoted mother of three, and even grandmother of one, balances all the challenges of being a top Atlanta realtor and Georgia State University student with grace, and a whole lot of style!

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Pop N Talk

Founded by Anyea Anderson, Pop N Talk is dedicated to using therapeutic approaches to achieve mental and emotional wellness. This company creates decks of 100+ cards with questions about sex relationships, family, career, finances, religion, life choices and more with a goal to encourage positive conversation to those who explore them. Anyea has found addressing topics in a fun-loving way, can help people unlock their doors towards better mental health in order to live their life to the fullest while addressing life's ever-changing challenges.

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B. Communications Consulting

B. Communications Consulting, LLC, also known as B.COMM for short, was created in 2018 by Founder, Briana Moreaux. Dedicated to the mission of bringing out the best story in each brand, B.COMM specializes in digital storytelling and believes in uncovering new ways for each brand, company or solopreneur to enhance their digital footprint using their own narrative. Believing that there is a story in everyone and everything, this company helps brands achieve their ultimate level of success.

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SMS HomeBody Collection

Mother-daughter duo Farryn Jenel and Judith Bowles have teamed up to curate their HomeBody collection of all-natural bath and body products and accessories. Their goal is to transform any home into its own private spa by creating handmade products using pure, undiluted, and therapeutic essential oils, fair trade sugar, and premium oil blends that enhance the skin's texture and glow. This Cruelty-free, GMO-free, and vegan collection is sure to leave your skin feeling as smooth as butter!

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Acumen

Standing on their mission of each person deserving a choice to live with dignity, Acumen is dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty. Incorporated in 2001, CEO and Founder, Jacqueline Novogratz quit her Wall Street job and founded this organization to bringing sustainable solutions to end world poverty.

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DaeRae Media Group

Established in 2011, DaeRae Media Group is a multimedia powerhouse that specializes in capturing special moments in time while creating long-lasting memories together. By offering a vast array of media production services that include Content Creation, Telefilms, Live Event Coverage, Fashion, Product & Event Photography, Videography, television & Radio Commercials, Radio Advertisement, Sizzle Reels and more!

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Kim Bilyk

Kim Bilyk is a health and mindset coach and yoga therapist whom is passionate about holistic healing and health, especially women's health, so much so, that she's created her health and mindset coaching practice, Amala Living. When Kim is not working on her client's health, she is involved in multiple women's empowerment groups in Los Angeles.

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BELVIN BALDWIN II

Since 2002, Belvin Baldwin II, Owner and President of Showtime Travel, has designed luxury all-inclusive vacations for business professionals. Belvin believes that by partnering with top luxury travel suppliers, he can give clients peace of mind using the art of designing top-notch birthdays, destination weddings, romantic getaways, reunions and retreats. Showtime Travel gives you a memorable experience and allows you to unwind in a way that you deserve as a busy professional.

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SACRED CARE PERSONAL SERVICES

As a client advocate for patient-centered care, Fanae Walters fosters her passion for advocating for certified nurse's assistants through her company Sacred Care Personal Care Services. With a primary aim to change the culture and public misconceptions around certified nursing assistants, Sacred Care focuses on individualized care and specializes in post operative care in cosmetic surgery, wound care, and memory care while assisting families and individuals in every stage of their recovery.

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CAMPAIGN ZERO

Committed to ending police violence in America, Campaign Zero is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing policy solutions as it relates to police brutality information. With a belief that by limiting police interventions and improving community interactions we ensure accountability within our communities. Campaign Zero provides valuable information to all those wanting to take the necessary actions for ending police violence.

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DAHN DIOR BALLARD

Dahn Dior Ballard is a passionate multi-hyphenate relationship coach, author, social justice advocate along with being an exceptional wife and mother of two with an immense desire help others restore peace, order and joy in the lives of others while working to maintaining the joy in her own personal life. There's no stopping Dahn as she pushes past limitations with her film project, "Cleo" in pre-production that she's penned and stars in.

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HOSEA HELPS

With a mission to further raise public awareness and provide human-centered solutions to ending world hunger, Hosea Helps, a.k.a Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless is Atlanta's one-stop shop for serving poverty-stricken families and individuals in underserved communities during their annual Festival of Service including: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and Easter. While serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hosea Helps supplies thousands of underprivileged individuals with human services.

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THE DIAMONDS PROGRAM

Standing for Dazzlers with Integrity, Assertiveness, Merit, Orderliness, Nobility, Diligence and Self-Determination, The DIAMONDS Program affords the opportunity for students of Frederic Douglass High School to learn lessons in conflict management, problem-solving, professional interviewing, etiquette and more! In partnership with Radcliffe Presbyterian Church (USA), this program enhances the lives of members of the Volunteer Service Guild which is comprised of students between the 9th and 12th grade in order for them to reach success. 

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