Meet Digital Brand Architects co-founder Kendra Bracken-Ferguson

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Kendra Bracken-Ferguson is the co-founder and COO of Digital Brand Architects. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Hong Kong, DBA is a talent management and creative social experiences agency that employs over 40 people globally.

DBA was one of the first agencies to focus solely on representing talent with a digital footprint. The company’s creative social experiences division implements marketing campaigns and social media activations through disruptive content, digital influencers and dynamic storytelling.

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson is a global digital strategist specializing in content marketing, influencer relations, media marketing strategy, viral marketing and event management, with a deep focus in the fashion, beauty, consumer and lifestyle sectors.

She is a member of The Fulbright Program PR Council and spends her free time delivering speaking engagements for keynote events, such as SXSW and Social Media Week, and mentoring young communication professionals eager to break into the industry. Continue reading

Rent the Runway announces Project Entrepreneur

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Rent the Runway and UBS have joined forces to launch Project Entrepreneur, a venture competition and educational program designed to provide women entrepreneurs with the tools to build high-growth, high-impact businesses.

In addition, Project Entrepreneur will host a series of free educational summits for attendees to share their business ideas, starting in New York, Austin and Washington DC.

Project Entrepreneur’s venture competition is open to women entrepreneurs who are beyond the ideation stage and intend to build a high-growth company using an existing prototype or beta technology. Continue reading

Meet Pashon Murray co-founder of Detroit Dirt

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Pashon Murray is passionate about reducing the carbon footprint of Detroit, by finding solutions to re-use or recycle everyday waste and reducing landfill use. Her company, Detroit Dirt, is a local composting and biomass collection company that is committed to revitalizing neighborhoods.

As a child, Pashon Murray was inspired by her father, who founded a waste hauling company. In 2011, Pashon founded Detroit Dirt, a business that collects food waste from companies such as General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Detroit Zoo, and transforms it into rich soil. Using advanced composting techniques, Detroit Dirt helps companies regenerate their waste into resources that will educate the community, create jobs and provide gardeners with rich, life-bearing soil.

Pashon is an award winning entrepreneur and currently serves as a fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, where she studies the science of composting and waste reduction.

Last year Detroit Dirt featured in this Ford commercial that went viral.

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Introducing TWENTY TEN TALENT

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We’re super excited to share the Twenty Ten family is expanding!

Launching this fall, TWENTY TEN TALENT is a new online career resource for talented young black women from every corner of the globe. It will feature interviews with rising stars and valuable tips on how to supercharge your career.

You can follow Twenty Ten Talent on social media as we count down to launch:

Find us on Instagram… @TwentyTenTalent

Twitter… @TwentyTenTalent

Pinterest… pinterest.com/TwentyTenTalent

Facebook… facebook.com/TwentyTenTalent

And you can sign up for our email updates here too.

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Meet Joséphine Cosmetics founder Sholayide Otugalu

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Joséphine Cosmetics is a luxury organic skincare and mineral makeup company headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

Launched in 2014, the brand is inspired by the intricacies of haute couture, decadence of art deco, free form jazz and ferocious femmes.

Company founder and chief glam officer Sholayide Otugalu continues to push the envelope in the natural beauty sector with her passion for introducing the sultry side of organic beauty.

Earlier this year, Sholayide became one of the first recipients of the national GIRLBOSS foundation grant presented by fashion retailer Nasty Gal. In addition to running her company Sholayide is poised to launch her new beauty advocacy platform, Boundless Beauty. Continue reading