Awol Erziku is an artist Best-known for shooting the artful Instagram photo of Beyoncé announcing she was pregnant with twins in early 2017. He has made a mark on the art world map in a series of exhibitions challenging the dominant white aesthetic.


Lilly Workneh is the Senior Editor for Huffington Post’s Black Voices, an initiative that seeks to elevate marginalized voices on a mainstream media platform. She manages both its editorial and social content, tripling reach in her tenure.


Tsion Gurmu is a Legal Fellow at African Services Committee which provides pro bono legal help and social support for black LGBT refugees fleeing anti-homosexuality legislation in their home countries. The NYU law grad especially focuses on refugees affected by HIV/AIDS.


Saron Tesfalul Specializes in consumer retail area, working on big deals for Bain Capital’s $9.4 billion North America private equity fund. She also has previously been a consultant with Bain & Co.