We asked members of the community how their organizations help the community. We’ve shared some of the responses below.

Dr. Bentley Gibson | Associate Professor of Psychololgy, Author & Diversity Equity and Inclusion Consultant

My business is based in social science. I have spent the past decade studying implicit bias and Ive found through my research and practice that there are strategies that help individuals become conscious of their own biases and how it impacts their behaviors . I see my business as helping the world because my trainings help increase awareness about how individuals may be perpetuating racial, gender, sexual orientation and so many other stereotypes in their personal lives, workplaces and communities. Read more>>

Lacie Davis | Founder & CEO of MD4L Foundation

MD4L Foundation aims to re-establish and strengthen mother/daughter relationships. Unfortunately it is far too common that these bonds are exhausted and broken. Through specific strategy, we can help repair this. By doing so, this positively impacts the community as this could be a root cause for problems within the person affecting others surrounding them. Mending relationships creates a renewed mindset. Read more>>

Joy W. | lover of humanity

My name is Joy from Be The Difference Clothing. My business is very different from many others. Our core values is to inspire through printed messages and imagery. I believe it was birth to really make an impact in peoples hearts and especially their minds. In order for the world to change, your mindset has to be a certain way. It’s about practicing having the unseen faith that many people speak/preach about. It’s all about solutions. Our slogan is; “It’ Not Just Clothing … It’s a Way of Life!” Read more>>

Michelle D. Jackson | Entrepreneur | Author | Nonprofit Director | Influencer

In 2020, after releasing my second novel, From Darkness to Night: Book One – Family Secrets, I started the Black Writers Workspace, an online community designed to help Black new and independent authors find resources and inspiration to pursue their writing goals. BWW was the catalyst that inspired the creation of Direct2Author.com, an online marketplace for self-published books that I launched last December. With over 1 million self-published books hitting the market each year, I am convinced that self-published authors will tell the stories of this time in history. Read more>>

Classye James | Serial Entrepreneur, Shakeout LLC & Sip N’ Slay Tea | Black Woman in Tech

Every business that I have created thus far has a social impact component, that is a requirement for me. I want to ensure I leave a positive impact in this world. My first company, Shakeout, is a community-driven, transition coaching program for competitive and former athletes across the nation. Our mission is to motivate, inspire, and assist athletes as they prepare for life after sports. Shakeout is hosting its first conference, The Athletes Unite Conference, July 15-16 2022 in Atlanta, GA. Read more>>

Alexis Robbins | Certified Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

The foundation of my brand is built on coaching, consistency and community. How you do anything is how you do everything. I take a holistic approach to health and wellness. My goal is to help people cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Which means learning your body, what it likes and what it doesn’t agree with. I teach my clients to create a healthy relationship with food steering away from quick diets and weight loss plans that give temporary results. I want them to fall in love with their overall wellness of mind and body.. it’s self care! Read more>>

Tiombé O’Rourke | True Blue 1881, Ind Founder & CEO

Since 2017 I have been helping students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country. 2017 was the year I discovered many college students were experiencing food insecurity, and I decided to feed the students of the Atlanta University Center the week of Thanksgiving. The idea was to give students who couldn’t afford to go home, a chef prepared meal. We also gave gift cards to airlines, gift bags and cash. Read more>>

Angel Miller-Byrd | CEO

The way my marketing agency, Omega Marketing & Co., executes effective community marketing techniques is by helping the community marketing. By marketing the correct way, it removes the distance between brands and their customers. We also ensure a more loyal customer base and a better overall reputation. Read more>>

Tamra Swygart | Chef

My business was designed to let women know they can fulfill passion and establish a career job at the same time. I encourage people to establish work life balance that allows them to grow their business with purpose. I create meals that are soulful, tasty, affordable and healthy for my community. We are living in a world of opportunities my business was established on the foundation of opportunity and faith. I hope the world take my advice to prosper in life. Read more>>