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The Mane Choice

Founder and CEO, Courtney Adeleye has built a hair empire from the ground up. She started by chronicling her healthy hair journey on YouTube. Her humble beginnings have paid off as a company net worth is well over $10 million. 

Giveback: She recently founded The Generational Advantage Fund and personally committed to contributing $30 million to the fund. The fund will focus on financial literacy, creating access to capital for entrepreneurs, mentorship, housing and more.

Quinton E. Primo III

Is the CEO of Capri Capital Partners, LLC, one of the largest minority-owned real estate investment management firms in the US, managing over 6.04 billion in assets. 

Giveback: The Primo family is known for their philanthropic efforts but closest to his heart is the Primo Center for Women and Children in Chicago, which invests resources that are key to addressing homelessness. 

Michele’s Syrup

Owner Michele Hoskins is proud to let the community know that she has the only woman-owned, Black-owned syrup on the market. For over 30 years she has worked to develop her product, now featured in over 8,000 stores. 

Giveback: Michele broke barriers by becoming the 1st minority supplier for Denny’s and Walmart. She continues to work with corporate brands to ensure they are supporting minority-owne companies. 

Mielle Organics

Was founded by Monique Rodriguez in 2014. She has scaled the business to over 7 figures and has her product in over 30,000 stores.

Giveback: Mielle Organics partnered with iGlow Mentoring to send 20 young girls to London. They also continuously give back to the community. 

Ariel Investments

Is an investment firm managed by founder John W. Rogers and Co-CEO Melody Hobson. The company employs 88 people and manages $10 billion in assets. 

Giveback: Ariel Investments is passionate about financial education curriculum. Their school Ariel Community Academy has an investment program, which grants each first grade class a $20,000 investment portfolio that follows the students until their graduation. 

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