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Monday, March 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Breaking Barriers, Engaging Minds and Empowering Success

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Chat with industry leaders who have played a pivotal role in paving the way for people of color in the beauty industry. Join shakers and movers who will share how to own your power, stand in your truth and break glass ceilings. Bring your thoughts, experiences and an open mind to this revolutionizing panel discussion.

Free with your paid expo hall pass
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Thomas James

Mr. Stateboard
Thomas James is an Air Force Intelligence Veteran who became a dual licensed instructor in both Cosmetology and Barbering. Shortly after getting his license he graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in Political Science. Thomas received his Barber’s license at... Read More →

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Keya Neal

Kolour Kulture
Keya is an industry activist, DEI Strategist, Kolour Koach, Texture Specialist, KeyNote Speaker, ABCH Certified, and Intercoiffure member. A stylist of 27 years, Keya has been an educator, guest artist, consultant, and platform artist for several major brands. Keya founded the Kolour... Read More →
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Robin Grover

Artist-Activist & Senior Strategic Advisor, MYAVANA
Robin D. Groover is an artist-activist and serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor for Chromatic Black. As an activist, she has been focused on the intersection of culture, economic power, and entrepreneurship in domestic and international contexts. She serves as Chief Hair Officer and... Read More →
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Miki Wright

Beauty Super Stars
Miki Wright went from struggling stylist to booked solid in months, not years, and then went on to own a successful salon where she trained her stylists how to duplicate her success. Miki is a Salon Business Coach, host of the Beauty SuperStars Talk podcast, and founder of www.BeautySuperStars.com... Read More →
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Shauna Wright

Shauna holds a Masters in Business Administration and she's also a licensed nail technician. She’s well versed in the beauty industry as well as in the corporate world. Shauna understands there is a necessity to have a work-life balance in the beauty world or being burned out will... Read More →

Monday March 6, 2023 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Powerhouse Pavilion