Vanessa SimmonsFearless Leader of Generation Next! Mogul, Actress, Designer and Visionary MTV’s Runs House – Co-Founder of Pastry Founder/CEO of ROSE by Vanessa Jean
With two Hit MTV Shows: “Run’s House” and “Daddy’s Girls” and a degree in Communications from St. John’s University, Vanessa Simmons has already accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally. Vanessa demonstrated her ability to reach a global market with 2011 features in Today’s Black Woman, Sheen Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Jet Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, Fashizblack Magazine, Fearless Magazine, Juicy Magazine, Essence Magazine Vanessa alongside her sister Angela founded the ultra-popular clothing, sneaker and handbag/accessory line PASTRY, which has catapulted into a 70 million dollar brand in only 5 years! The success of Pastry has established Vanessa into a fashion powerhouse and entrepreneur. Vanessa Simmons has proven global sustainability and engaged consumers during an exceptionally tough economy including the uncertainly of shifting consumer trends and expanding media landscapes. Ms. Simmons understands the dynamic of strategic placement, hard work and is passionate about all she does, as the daughter of a living legend -Rev Run, niece of fashion icon Kimora Lee Simmons and business mogul Russell Simmons there is no limit as the proverbial page of maturity is turned with millions of fans globally. The definitive chapter unfolds; her passion of fashion design has given birth to her own lingerie line, Rose by Vanessa Jean.
Daymond JohnFounder & CEO of FUBU Star of ABC’s Shark Tank CEO of Shark Branding – Marketing Consulting Agency An entrepreneur in every sense of the word -John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. Daymond’s marketing firm “Shark Branding” offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. John is also an author of two best-selling books Display of Power and The Brand Within. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC entrepreneurial business show the Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. Millions of weekly viewers tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.
Diamond Empowerment FundFounded in 2007 by Russell Simmons and leaders in the Diamond and Jewelry industry, The Diamond Empowerment Fund™ (D.E.F.) is a non-profit international organization with the mission to empower the next generation of leaders in Africa through the support of education initiatives in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource. We believe that sustainable development through education is essential to empower both individuals and society to reach their fullest potential. DEF’s envisions a future for these countries to be strong, stable, economically prosperous and socially empowered. D.E.F.’s Beneficiary Organizations are CIDA City Campus, African Leadership Academy both based in South Africa and Botswana Top Achievers in Botswana. Since founding, D.E.F has impacted and enabled over 1,000 students to contribute to the economic and social development of their countries. To learn more about D.E.F, kindly visit http://www.diamondempowerment.org
Dani EvansWinner, America’s Next Top Model Dani Evans hails in New York City by way of Little Rock, Ar. Six years ago she was awarded the opportunity to move to the city after winning a modeling competition, which catapulted her life long dream into motion. Dani signed with Ford Models where she stayed for a year then later switched to Click Model Management. Since modeling, Dani has had the opportunity to work such clients as Covergirl, Victoria Secret PINK, Converse, Macy’s, Saks, Target, and has graced the pages of Paper magazine, Elle, and seventeen just to name a few. Along with modeling Dani loves to be involved with kids and young adults, which is why she has been involved with the non profit organizations- Project Sunshine and GEMS.
G7 STUDIOS is a web and graphics design, print and display solution company with a focus on advertising and marketing solutions. We provide quality services keeping our clients’ needs in mind. Our success is based on yours and we seek to find the most effective means for your projects completion and quality.
Dream performance is an athletic performance line that has been created by champion boxer Ronald “the American Dream” Johnson. Dream Performance represents the athlete in all of us, whether you’re a weekend sportsman, woman or a game day professional Dream Performance has the sportswear for you. Dream Performance Sportswear strives to provide athletic apparel to all those devoted to a healthy lifestyle. From the “Biggest Loser” to a World-Class stage, we produce affordable gear with the durability and functionality to withstand the most rigorous of training. Our customers will get the “Dream Performance” that thrusts them into a different dimension of the work-out experience.