Honorees: Michelle Hill, owner of Kissed by Koco; Yvette Caslin, editor-in-chief, rolling out and founder of Artists of Color in Entertainment (ACE); Tierica Berry, founder of A Woman’s Standard; Desiree Lee, Bestselling author and inspirational speaker; Robbie Ray, owner of Robbie Ray Management; Dr. Tiffany Mingo, founder and executive director of the I AM ARTS; Hadorah Hall, program manager and state facilitator for youth; Kim McCall, owner of Eyes on You Publishing; and Hazel Simpson, owner of Drama and Arts Academy, Sis to Sis Production andThe Performers Factory; Kelly Ross, realtor and founder of Latin Dance Company; Dania Robinson; Kite Kids Youth Foundation; Alison Mills Newman, producer and film director, “The Tree Window”; and Apostle Amanda Robinson, founder of The Redemption Outreach Ministry. (Photo courtesy: Hazel Simpson)

 

The I Am Awards is an annual award show that pays tribute to female entrepreneurs who embrace diversity and ingenious creativity in her particular field of “femalepreneurship.”

Visionary and co-founder Hazel Simpson and co-founder Dania Robinson answered their life’s calling to serve.

“The entrepreneurs, whether a visual artist, author or a salon owner, were recognized by organizers who expressed their appreciation for the accomplishments, achievements and journey of each individual female who invests in her community,” says Simpson.

She continues, “It is a pleasure to serve and show support to the cornerstone of our community. When asked who is your biggest supporter in all the endeavors God has called you to do as a female entrepreneur, I say you [this writer], my daughters Alisa, Andrea, Amanda, and my husband Victorio Gonzalez … as well as friends and family.”

Robinson adds, “My mother, my children, friends and family.”

Yvette Caslin

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