Owning Our Vision
Launching a non-profit isn't the only way to make a difference in your community and beyond. With the rise of social and digital media, the number of ways entrepreneurs can turn a social impact project into an income-generating business has also increased. In this masterclass we will discuss our responsibility to pay it forward, the steps we can take to champion a cause while making a profit, and the role social media plays along the way. A masterclass will by the Co-Founders of Official Black Wall Street
Founder and CEO, Official Black Wall Street
Mandy Bowman is the Founder and CEO of Official Black Wall Street. After studying entrepreneurship at Babson College, she set out to empower the Black community through economics and ownership. With a deep-rooted passion for all things social media, entrepreneurship, and Black culture, she has worked tirelessly to make it easier for others to find and support Black entrepreneurs through her digital platform and Black business directory app, Official Black Wall Street. In 2017 Mandy was invited to TEDx Dover, the first TED event held at an HBCU, to give a TED talk on ownership and long term wealth in the Black community. She was also chosen to present her business pitch to a panel of celebrity entrepreneur judges on Centric TV's new series 'Queen Boss.' During her professional career Mandy has worked at Atlantic Records, Complex Magazine, and ESSENCE Magazine in social media and digital marketing. When she isn't working to fuel Black businesses and spread the word about buying Black, she is volunteering as a mentor to inner city students and creating social strategies for small businesses.
Head of Strategy & Finance, Official Black Wall Street
MBA'19, Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
Quincy Bedeau is currently pursuing his MBA as a Consortium fellow at the Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Prior to pursuing his graduate education he was a Posse Scholar (Babson Posse 5) and involved with various groups on campus (ONE, BSU, VP of Finance of SGA, Babson Basketball, Babson Men's Swimming). After graduating Babson, Quincy has held various roles in Finance as a Wealth Management Analyst at Morgan Stanley, and later in the Fixed Income Asset Management group at Goldman Sachs. He is currently the Head of Strategy and Finance for Official Black Wall Street, and will be pursuing a role in Invest Management (specifically impact investing) post MBA.