Join us for a panel discussion about Juneteenth, reclaiming power, black businesses, and more!!! Our women led panel our African American women who are all graduates of University of Chicago and Entrepreneurs. Here’s some information about our panelist:
Kandice Cole is a self-care guide and Chopra Health Instructor. She is the founder of K. Cole Wellness which designs and facilitates spaces for busy, professional women to develop their self-care practices. Kandice graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Teaching. She has worked in the education, nonprofit, and government sectors. Kandice’s work is centered on the intersection between self-care, wellness, creativity, and joy. She lives in the Houston area with her husband and children.
Learn more about her work at https://kandicecole.com/
Orion Brown, Founder & CEO of BlackTravelBox®, a premium clean beauty brand targeting women of color. She is a brand strategy professional with over fifteen years’ experience dynamically leading cross-functional teams across multiple industries within both large and small cap businesses. Her areas of deep expertise include consumer insights-driven brand strategy, product and packaging innovation, operations, and portfolio management.
Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, she led brand strategy for Oracle, led consumer brand marketing efforts for the Transformers and My Little Pony digital brands at Hasbro, and she spent the bulk of her brand career at Kraft Foods. There she led marketing, management, and operations initiatives across several beloved global brands.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Chicago and holds an MBA from Duke University.
Orion is a lover of travel and food, spending most of her free time outside of career pursuing the best of both.
Nehezi Maraayah Roberts is a clinical social work consultant, alumna of University of Chicago and co-founder of Black Granola, an innovative grass roots organization that partners with health care, IT, and government sectors focusing on equity and inclusion. She currently lives in Silicon Valley where she serves on the Housing Element committee and newly appointed as Director-at-Large University of Chicago Women’s Association.
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