Ford’s Sondra Phung determined to bring electric vehicles to Black households

This year, Ford returned for their 14th year as the exclusive vehicle sponsor of the Essence Festival of Culture. Rolling out spoke to Sondra Phung, global product marketing executive and strategist at Ford Motor Company. She spoke about the company’s efforts to introduce electric vehicles in Black neighborhoods. Why is Ford’s relationship with Essence important? Essence used to […]

Jai Ferrell keeps Hartsfield-Jackson airport running in the black

Atlanta continues to lead by example, putting a Black woman in the top leadership position at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. J’Aimeka “Jai” Ferrell initially joined the airport seven years ago in marketing and most recently served as assistant general manager of commercial revenue development.  She was recently named the airport’s chief commercial officer. Rolling out talked […]

CEO Trina Terrell-Andrews helping thousands in the community

Trina Terrell-Andrews is no stranger to working in high-profile environments with overlapping demands. The Chicago native has a background in journalism and the record industry and was previously the executive director of the Bradie James Breast Cancer Foundation. Terrell-Andrews was chosen to be the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center CEO and has been at the […]

VP Tony Gladney increasing diversity at MGM Resorts International

It was apropos for Fortune 100 executive Tony Gladney to be one of the esteemed speakers at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The missions of the Black Enterprise WPS and Gladney intersect at the point where they are creating mechanisms and pathways that amplify […]

Sherman Kizart discloses how setting goals helped him become a CEO

Sherman K. Kizart is the founder and managing director of Kizart Media Partners Inc. Kizart has acquired expert knowledge from over 20 years of experience as a marketing specialist. He is also one of the leading advocates and authorities in the U.S. on urban radio and multicultural media strategies and tactics. For those who don’t […]

Hallmark Mahogany VP Alexis Kerr receives ‘Lionheart Business Award’ at IWOP

The 4th Annual International Women of Power (IWOP) Luncheon was held on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at the beautiful Marriott Hotel located in Marina Del Rey, CA. Produced by Koshie Mills, founder and executive producer of the global multimedia enterprise Heirs of Afrika (HOA), the elegant luncheon was created to celebrate Black women and honor […]

Rashad Richey appointed president of ‘rolling out’

Multimedia powerhouse rolling out has named Rashad Richey, MBA, Ed.D., Ph.D., its new president. Rolling out is an urban media company with 20 years of staying power and trusted by communities across America to bring insightful information related to entertainment, business, lifestyle, society, culture and politics. With a monthly readership of 2.8 million and a […]

Andy Hinton of #NotMe discusses misconduct accountability in corporate America

Andy Hinton is a lawyer who has had an expansive career across all facets of law. He was previously the vice president and chief compliance officer at Google Inc. Hinton currently serves as an advisor for #NotMe, a mobile solution company that empowers people to tackle issues of racism, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. […]

Netflix taps Bozoma Saint John as new chief marketing officer

Netflix has hired powerhouse Bozoma Saint John as its new global chief marketing officer. Saint John, who was formerly named among Forbes list of World’s Most Influential CMOs, will be taking over for Jackie Lee-Joe beginning in August. She made the exciting announcement on social media with the caption, “#WATCHmework has taken on a whole […]

Zoom hires Damien Hooper-Campbell as its 1st chief diversity officer

Tech industry veteran Damien Hooper-Campbell will join Zoom Video Communications Inc. as its first chief diversity officer, the company announced Thursday, May 28, 2020. The Morehouse College and Harvard University graduate brings more than 15 years of experience in diversity and inclusion, leadership and management coaching, recruiting, community engagement, and finance to Zoom, having previously […]

United Airlines appoints 1st Black president, Brett J. Hart

United Airlines has announced that Brett J. Hart will take over as president of United Airlines Holdings. Hart, who currently serves as the company’s executive vice president and a chief administrative officer, will begin his new role effective Wednesday, May 20, 2020. “I am honored and energized as I take on these new responsibilities to […]

General Motors plant director Marcos Purty uses his global experiences to lead

Marcos Purty began his new role at General Motors as executive director of global manufacturing strategy and planning in Jan. 2020. Previously, he served as executive director for GM’s Lansing Delta Township (LDT) assembly plant, which employs over 2,500 workers who produce the Buick and Chevrolet crossovers. Purty holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering […]

Beauty industry CEO Germaine Bolds-Leftridge says core principles drive success

Germaine Bolds-Leftridge is the CEO of GBL Sales Inc., a Maryland-based business that sells and markets health and beauty aids in the Northeastern and Southeastern markets. Bolds-Leftridge, who has been in the beauty industry since 1984, also the founder of  Ubiquitous Women’s Expo, the largest event in Washington, D.C., dedicated to empowering, uplifting and inspiring […]

David J. Albritton is General Motors Defense’s innovation leader

David J. Albritton is president and general manager of General Motors Defense LLC, which is GM’s new business entity focused on providing innovative and advanced automotive technologies and services to the global aerospace, defense and security industries. Previously, he was GM’s executive director of product development and international communications, a member of the board of […]

Romina Brown, CEO of SSI, explains how data impacts the Black hair community

Romina Brown is the president and CEO of Strategic Solutions International, a category growth management company for the textured hair care industry. With a background in strategic planning and integrated marketing, Brown opened the Chicago based business in 2004. Brown has experience working with world-renowned CPG, beauty, apparel and real estate brands. She is also […]

Mother-daughter duo, Rozalynn and Gabby Goodwin, solve hair woes for girls

Rozalynn Goodwin and her 7-year-old daughter Gabby are the founders of Confidence by Gabby Goodwin — a natural hair care brand for children. Together, they solved the problem of loose, poor quality hair barrettes by inventing GaBBy Bows. The brand, inspired by Gabby’s own hair woes, is the first patented double-faced, double snap hair barrette […]

Dudley Corp. CEO Ursula Dudley Oglesby discusses continuing her parents’ legacy

Ursula Dudley Oglesby is the CEO and president of Dudley Corp. LLC, a beauty brand that she started in 1967. The Brooklyn-born business leader and humanitarian began working at the Dudley Beauty Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, as a cashier and even sold products door to door in her neighborhood at 7 years old. Upon […]

Angela Hawkins created Bamblu to transform sleep habits

Angela Hawkins is the founder of Bamblu —  a sleep company that offers bedding, sleepwear and aromatherapy products to help people get the rest they need. Bamblu’s products are made from organic bamboo fibers — a unique fabric designed to promote the deep, restful, restorative sleep people deserve. We spoke with the Bamblu boss lady […]

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