CAREER & CURRENCY PROFILES

Executive producing stories that inspire

FOOTPRINTS TO FRUITION:
CELA SUTTON 
CREATING CONTENT THAT MATTERS

CELA SUTTON is the 2019 Impact Award Winner for Los Angeles Urban League for Young Professionals. She is the Manager of Development and Production at filmmaker Ava DuVernay's production company, ARRAY Filmworks, where she works to develop television projects. Previously, she was a Creative Executive and Executive Coordinator at DuVernay's, social impact film distribution collaborative, ARRAY, which amplifies women of all kinds and filmmakers of color. Sutton previously worked at CAA in their foundation and scripted television departments. Sutton began her career at Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios, first working as an intern on the 25th and final season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and eventually as an associate producer for OWN's hit reality series "Iyanla: Fix My Life." She has also helped lead several groups such as Colour Associates, AfroBrunch and WOC Hikes, all dedicated to building community and connection in our industry.

FINDING THE FUNDING:
VIBE RIDE'S
START-UP CAPITAL JOURNEY

Tiffany McKenzie talks about the start up capital journey for her now franchised business, Vibe Ride.  She chronicles the various paths taken to launch the very successful multi-location in-door cycling studio that has taken the fitness industry by storm!  Learn more at https://theviberide.com/

FOOTPRINTS TO FRUITION:
TRELL THOMAS 
CREATOR, BLACK EXCELLENCE BOX

Trell Thomas is a media expert and activist. His work spans from career beginnings at NBC and on the historic Obama Presidential Campaign in 2008 to overseeing talent relations and communication within some of the biggest brands at Viacom to perfectly aligning social good causes, corporations and celebrities.


Additionally, Trell has a great appreciation for sharing narratives of diverse communities and bringing stories of excellence to the forefront through various events that he curates and hosts. Over the years, he has sat down with many respected figures to share their journey including; Ms. Maya Angelou, Ms Tina Knowles Lawson, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan, Chris Rock, Ms. Gladys Knight, Usher, Jason Derulo, Matthew Cherry, Ralph Farqua, and Tina Gordon Chism to name a few.


Trell’s mission is to empower people of color and spread positivity through black excellence. He is the founder of Black Excellence Brunch and has used this event series to connect young people from different backgrounds, professions and all walks of life.

FOOTPRINTS TO FRUITION:
LEAD ATLANTA C/O 2013
WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR PROFILES

This is a short video compilation of some of the women entrepreneurs from the 2013 LEAD Atlanta Class highlighting the challenges and success of their business journeys.  LEAD Atlanta is a highly selective, and extremely prestigious intensive eight-month leadership development and community education program targeted at promising young professionals in Metro Atlanta. Class participants range between the ages of 27 and 34 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership skills that will influence the fabric of Atlanta's next generation of trailblazers.

FINDING THE FUNDING:
TRACEY STEELE'S
START-UP CAPITAL JOURNEY

Tracey Steele talks about the start up capital journey for her real estate investment property business.  She chronicles the timeline taken to secure the funding and resources to launch her first investment property and its path to a profitable cashflow.

FOOTPRINTS TO FRUITION:
AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP ALUMNAE PANEL

Jasmine Adams partnered with Agnes Scott College's Office of Internship and Career Development to host a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Alumnae Panel.  Each of these women discuss their pathway to finding their courage, niche, and creativity to launch their business.

 

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