Gabrielle Simpson, Dir. of Communications, NBC Universal

My name is Gabrielle Simpson and I’m 29 years old. I’m the Director of Communications for NBCUniversal, where I lead diversity communications, internally and externally. I’m responsible for conveying the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I’m Black. I classify myself black. My mother is biracial. My mother’s mother was Russian and German. My mother’s father, my…

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Mahisha Dellinger, Founder of CURLS

Beginning her career at Intel, Mahisha Dellinger decided to take her savings and a leap of faith to begin what would become a household natural hair brand, CURLS. BB: Why did you begin CURLS? Mahisha: Towards the end of college when I had my daughter, I couldn’t perm my hair because I was pregnant. I…

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