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Girls of Excellence, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support and mentoring services for girls ages 8-18  and grades three to 12. It was formed by now executive director and CEO Toya Russell-Phillips. GOE’s founding board members include Lena Sherman (vice president), Kathyrn Jones (second vice president), Leah Labitue (board secretary), Victoria Wiley, Lerae…

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Charlene L. Sanders is a lifestyle entrepreneur and founder of Eventual Entrepreneur AKADEMY. As a self-professed former corporate misfit, now proud corporate dropout, she has become obsessed with understanding “the meaning of work.” This has led her to creating a community of mentors or safe space for aspiring and emerging entrepreneur leaders to learn, grow,…

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Glenda Gill, a former automotive industry leader and proven change agent, has a very impressive and accomplished resume. The former executive director of Rainbow PUSH Citizenship Education Fund Global Automotive Project has made vast strides in the auto industry including being lead negotiator in brokering the benchmark deal to initiate diversity at Toyota by solidifying…

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Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters wants to give a mentorship opportunity and a $15K grant to aspiring music producers. Craft Syndicate returns celebrating its second year and is searching for innovators with an unwavering commitment to making their dream a reality. Craft Syndicate looks to share the craft by pairing an aspiring music producer with…

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Over the last week or so, social media has went wild with chatter and feedback after pictures surfaced of a cornrowed Kendrick Lamar visiting President Obama at the White House. The pair met back in October when the Grammy-nominated rapper was in Washington D.C. for a performance at the Kennedy Center. Lamar spoke about the…

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Talented singer-songwriter Eshe has been dominating the music industry since the early ’90s. You may recognize her from the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Arrested Development. Their conscious lyrical storytelling left a lasting impression on the music industry. Since leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Eshe has been working in artist development and management…

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As a best-selling author and founder of the popular Activate Your Life Today brand, a leadership firm that provides personal and professional development programs, Lucinda Cross juggles countless responsibilities. Whether it’s heading business seminars and workshops or traveling internationally for speaking engagements, Cross is always on the move. Cross is gearing up for the third annual Activate…

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In the analysis of diversity within business and workforce development one integral factor that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chief Diversity Officer, Michael J. Garner believes should not be overlooked is the power of mentoring.  In his role at the MTA, Garner ensures that every minority candidate has access to mentors to guide them through the…

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Steve Harvey has dedicated himself to helping young black men achieve success. Since 2009, Harvey has hosted a four-day camp for boys who come from homes headed by single mothers. The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend provides the young men with guidance, discipline and tools for achievement. To raise money for the annual retreat and to…

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