CURLS Empowering Entrepreneurs Luncheon

A recap of CURLS empowering entrepreneurs luncheon at The Restaurant at MIST. Co-sponsored by MadamNoire, the event exposed girls to accomplished mentors in various industries so they can begin to learn how they can make their dreams come true. The luncheon included a “Mentor Match Up,” where girls were paired with the program’s “Celebrity Expert Mentors” over lunch as the mentors shared their personal lessons in business and life.

The mentors that participated included:

BUSINESS
-Mahisha Dellinger, CURLS CEO & Founder
-T. Hudson Jordan, TD Ameritrade Senior Executive
-Trina Terrell, Project Management Executive for Sports, Non-Profits & Live Events
-Carmen Sepulveda, Chief Communications Officer/Advertising Executive
-Vivian Scott Chew, Owner, TimeZone International
-Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, MBA, ABD, Managing Director, L.A.I. Communications
-Marva Allen, Entrepreneur
-Tyesha Vidal, Ethnic Hair Care Buyer, Ultra Standard Distributors
-Karonda Cook, Director of Merchandising, Sally Beauty Supply
-Germaine Bolds-Leftridge, CEO, GBL Sales, Inc.

MEDIA
-Corynne Corbett, Beauty Editor & Entrepreneur
-Tasha Turner, Co-Founder and CEO, Beauty Beat NYC
-Neki Mohan, TV Anchor, WPLG-TV (ABC affiliate in Miami, FL)
-Andrea Fairweather, Owner and CEO of Fairweather Faces, Inc.
-Brande Victorian, Managing Editor, Madamenoire.com
- Jasmine Sanders, Co-Host of the nationally syndicated " The DL Hughley Show"

ENTERTAINMENT/PERFORMING ARTS
-Zane, Award-winning Novelist
-Vivian Green, Acclaimed R&B Singer
-Camille A. Brown, Choreographer, Teacher & Dancer
-Adriane Hopper Williams, Emmy Award-Winning Reality/TV Talk Show Producer, T.D. Jakes Show

NON-PROFIT
-Tracy Wilson Mourning, Founder, Honey Shine, Inc.
-Brandi Harvey, Executive Director, Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation

GOVERNMENT/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
-The Honorable Alicia Reece, Ohio State Representative and President of the Ohio Black Caucus
-Erica Douglas, Sista Chemist