Our Crowned Panelists
Creative Director, Audacious Her
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Rachel is the Founder and Creative Director of Audacious Her, a female-focused Coworking community here in Houston built on collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and community. Rachel is on a mission to show more women that they can craft the future of their dreams and help them build their businesses.
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Owner & Founder, J.C.LuxeBeauty
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Beauty entrepreneur, Jasmine Sterling is the Owner and Operator of one of North Texas’ leading natural hair and extension studios @J.C.LuxeBeauty in Denton, Tx. With the anniversary of her 5th year in business and the launch of her hair line she now has two businesses under her belt, and another to follow by the end of the year. As a licensed cosmetologist and educator she also holds a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising from The University of North Texas. It is at this intersection between beauty, education and entrepreneurship that she has found her true passion and purpose. Her ultimate aim is to inspire all female entrepreneurs to be relentless in the pursuit of their aspirations.
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Read Raisha's Bio
Raisha Smith was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated with a BBA in Business Marketing from Texas A&M University– College Station in 2013 where she broke social norms as an African American woman at a predominately white institution. She currently works for Union Pacific Railroad as a Senior Consultant- Energy- where she handles multi-million dollar contracts between UP and various refineries along the Gulf Coast, West Coast, Canada, and Mexico. In her down time she freelances as an Event Consultant for The Savvy Consultants – Houston, TX. Most people refer to her as the “official plug”, queen of the board room, connector, and Jill of All Trades, thus the birth of EveryDopeGirl LLC.
As the Founder Of EveryDopeGirl, EDG Consulting, and EveryDopeMan she’s connected over 7,000 women and men across the world, she’s created a shift in how women interact and support each other through philanthropy, networking, and supporting each others businesses and ideas.A space needed to be created to ensure the talents, businesses, services, products, and everyday hustles of EVERYDOPEGIRL are shown to the world.
Most recently, EDG partnered with Southern Kouture and Ambitiously A on Southern Ambitions Mentoring— a mentorship program that bridges the intergenerational gap between young ladies and working professionals in the South Texas Region. Raisha serves as the Co-Founder Of Southern Ambitions For EveryDopeGirl.
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The Management Maven
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Toyin Okusaga; also known as The Management Maven is a management strategist who sees the struggles to solve the big issues in different individuals & industries in a unique new light. She is a professional management consultant and entrepreneur who has over 5 years of experience in diverse industries. Her specialty resides in helping individuals, corporate enterprises and businesses launch a product, business or service more efficiently and effectively. Toyin aids companies around the Houston area, nationwide and internationally and is driven to help others succeed in life and their businesses. Using her “Up to P.A.A.R Method”, she teaches individuals and businesses how to successfully launch business, products, services, brands or projects.
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