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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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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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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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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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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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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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DATE NIGHTS WITH DESI

Desireé Boyd of Date Nights with Desi knows just what it takes to make a special and unforgettable evening. From proposals, to birthdays to brunches, and even Valentine's Day, Desireé will help to celebrate your special evening through her passion for cooking and catering. Being a mother of two herself, Desireé understands the value and importance of a well-deserved customized experience. Elevate your next date night by incorporating a little Desireé into your evening! 

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CAMERON TAYLOR

A multidisciplinary designer and creative problem solver, Cameron works at the intersection of strategy, storytelling, and visual communication. Her goal is to create deep-rooted relationships between humans, brands, and products. To her, this means taking a human-centered, design-led approach to building solutions—from sketching an idea on a piece of paper to prototyping it with customers and maybe even writing some code.

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1929 SOCIAL

1929 Social is a social media and experiential marketing agency. They focus on providing clients, from startups to corporations, with strategic options to authentically tell their brand stories.

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EDUCATE HAITI NOW

Our mission is to rehabilitate the education sector in Haiti so that all Haitian children, whether wealthy or underprivileged,  have access to quality schooling. As a result, our goal is to partner with educators and schools who share our pledge to provide quality education to Haiti’s children and to train effective and well-equipped Haitian teachers.

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PERFECT MOMENTS

Perfect Moments is a one-stop shop that manages everything from the small detail of creative decor to technical and logistical preparations that make it difficult for one to plan their own event. 

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HIP HOP GIVES BACK

“I believe Hip Hop culture can be the catalyst and vehicle to improve the lives of the youth and community that it represents.  The socio-economic, educational and empowering effects of Hip Hop will be the driving force and soundtrack for change and upliftment across the globe.” 


~ Konata J. Nicholson

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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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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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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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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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PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING

The Pearl School of Modeling is a 501c3 dedicated to their mission of molding and shaping the confidence of girls and women to become future leaders. Founded by Linda "Pearl" Fils Aime, The Pearl School of Modeling breaks barriers within the fashion industry through teaching modeling, leadership and entrepreneurship while promoting inclusivity and the importance of the well-rounded individual.

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ARTZ FOR THE HARP

Artz for the Harp is a nonprofit public benefit organization. Their mission is to provide harps for lessons, harp music enrichment and music therapy programs to students of all ages, who need us most, to foster a positive creative outlet of artistic expression, to students through contemporary music experiences, while strengthening communities.

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STAND UP FOR KIDS

StandUp for Kids - Atlanta has been consistently on the streets of Atlanta since 2003 serving homeless and at-risk youth. We also work with students who are identified in Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall counties schools that are experiencing a change in their home setting.

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TK H2O

With over 21 years of serving as a Licensed Medical Professional, Kathy Walker, recognized that there was significant value of IV hydration and vitamin drips to aid in the recovery and healing of her patients. Thus, TK H2O IV Hydration and Wellness (TK H2O for short) was born! 

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TEEN LIFE CHOICES

Teen Life Choices, Inc. is a non-profit corporation operating exclusively for educational and charitable purposes to provide youth programs to at-risk young adults ages 13-18, to aid in the creation of successful individuals, nurture self-confidence, and acquire self-discipline. 

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CHINYE ENURAH

Chinye Enurah is an energetic Atlanta Metropolitan Realtor who enjoys working with home buyers, sellers and business owners.

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BUCK DAVIS & COMPANY

Buck Davis is a speaker, consultant, trainer and on-line content creator helping people and organizations become more inclusive, happy and resilient. 

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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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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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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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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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BLUE LOTUS ESSENTIALS

Blue Lotus Essentials is a small business that specializes in All Natural Bath & Body products! My company is based out of River Rouge Michigan and has been up and running for going on 4 years! I was inspired to start my own business because I was tired of hearing about all of the known carcinogenic chemicals that are found in everyday hygiene products that are used by people of color.

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MICHELLE GLOVER

Michelle Glover is a certified coach and owner of Journey Unlimited, LLC, a professional coaching firm based in Atlanta, GA. Michelle is a talented human resources executive with 15+ years’ experience in the field.

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TREY BRYANT

Trey Bryant is an Image Consultant, Lifestyle Expert, Menswear Stylist, Brand Ambassador, and sought-after Speaker. His company, Lifestyle of Trey, continuously strives to create a platform for helping men to feel confident in their outward appearance and how they present themselves to the world overall, whether with everyday wear or a formal event.  

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GREG CLAY

Greg has served at the senior level of local government and community leadership focusing on government operations, youth leadership, and community engagement--

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SpoQUEEN

"A mind without a voice is powerless. Speak to make a difference not just to be heard."


~ Gboea Flumo

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SHILA NIEVES BURNEY

Shila Burney curates meaningful events that incrementally build two key networks to source deals and meet founders: the Entrepreneur Network and the Funder Network. These events act as a deal pipeline, an investor platform, and a talent pool for ZANE Venture Fund’s portfolio companies.

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