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Ayesha And Steph Curry Join Goldman Sachs' One Million Black Women Initiative

Goldman Sachs has added the Currys as two new additional members to help it reach its ambitious goal. As previously reported by AfroTech, Goldman Sachs announced a new initiative back in March that aimed to invest $10 billion in what they called the One Million Black Women (OMBW) initiative — a hefty effort that plans to support Black women over the next 10 years. The original 15-person Advisory Council has now grown to include NBA superstar Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha to assist the company in its grandiose mission to end racial inequity. “Given all that’s happened over the course of the last year, we’ve done a lot of talking at the firm—and even more listening—to help us figure out how we can do more to end the racial inequity and the gaps that have existed in society for well too long,” Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon previously shared in a statement to ESSENCE. “Impact comes with sustained effort over a long period of time. We’re very prepared for that.” According to the...

May 14, 2021

SheaMoisture Launches $100K Fund to Support Black Women Activists & Social Entrepreneurs

SheaMoisture’s strong commitment to Black women and the community continues as they’ve announced a new advisory council comprised of well-known Black women activists to support the efforts of Black women leaders and social entrepreneurs. According to a press release, the Social Justice Coalition — previously announced in June — was formed in the wake of the international unrest in response to recent police brutality incidents that resulted in the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. View this post on Instagram A post shared by SheaMoisture (@sheamoisture) Advisory Council members of the coalition — who were selected based on community recommendations — represent women in the community whose voices are needed in spaces like this. Members of the council include Planned Parenthood President & CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, Until Freedom Co-Founder Tamika D. Mallory, Backstage Capital Founder & Managing Partner Arlan Hamilton, Professor and Author Ilyasah...

Sep 1, 2020