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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…

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Growing up, Rosella Joseph always had a passion for art. She loved drawing, singing and even tried her hand at learning to play the piano and violin. Joseph, who originally is from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, came to the United States when she was 4 and grew up in Milwaukee. During high school, however, she fell into…

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BerNadette Lawson-Williams, Ph.D., is an educator with extensive leadership experience in the development of sports-related academic programs. She received her bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University, where she later worked as an assistant professor and developed the state’s first programs in sports communication and physical activity management. As an associate professor at Johnson C.…

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Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer turned, tech enthusiast, public speaker, and news correspondent. She is an expert tech contributor for ABC News’ nationally syndicated daytime talk show “Strahan, Sara & Keke.” Humphrey uses social media to help people understand tech basics with her “60-Second Tech Break.” As a public speaker, she uses her signature…

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As a child, Kai Tsehay was obsessed with music videos. Her mother, however, would not allow her to spend her idle time watching videos. Instead, she taught Tsehay graphic design, which inspired Tsehay to explore visual arts. Kai Tsehay, born KaiYanna T. Washington, describes herself as a creative entrepreneur and freelance photographer. Originally from Washington,…

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Joni Thrower-Davis’ family has owned McDonald’s franchises for more than 30 years. On Nov. 21, 1989, her family opened up their mother ship location on Mack Avenue and the Chrysler Freeway on Detroit’s east side, so she literally grew up in the restaurant and its surrounding community. Thrower-Davis’ dad is former Detroit Lions NFL cornerback…

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Electra Davis is the CEO and founder of Mysteek Naturals, a company that specializes in making chemical-free hair and dental products. The 35-year-old veteran started the small business in 2016 driven by her desire to safely give a pop of color to people’s lives. Davis has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration…

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Mara Brock Akil understands the importance of telling stories from the Black female perspective when it comes to love, life and romance. Since the late 1990s, Brock Akil has worked in TV and film, beginning her career as a writer for “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “Moesha” before serving as executive producer on the hit…

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In honor of Women’s History Month, rolling out is recognizing female professionals who are making a difference in their fields and our community. Lashawn Dreher is the founder of BlkWomen Hustle, a digital platform providing resources and networking opportunities and events that provide a safe space for Black women. What is BlkWomen Hustle? BlkWomenHustle is…

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