Elaine Welteroth - American journalist, editor, author and television host. In April 2016, Welteroth was named editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, making her the second person of African-American heritage in Condé Nast's 107-year history to hold such a title. Today, she speaks her truth as one of the co-host for The Talk.
Ava Duvernay - American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award. You may be familiar with her series and films, which include: Queen Sugar, When They See Us (2019), 13th (2016), Selma (2014), and many others.
Chef Kristi Brown -Pacific Northwest based chef and entrepreneur. Her culinary brand, That Brown Girl Cooks, was established to host a collective of innovative dishes inspired by her world-view. She’s brought culinary Black girl magic to the Pacific Northwest through her line of specialty food products, catering, and original events. In 2020 her restaurant, COMMUNION R&B, opened on 23rd & E Union St., located in the Central District, an historical Black