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Emerging business leaders who are shaping our future

Julia-Feliz Sessoms

Julia-Feliz Sessoms 31
Director of Global Public Policy
PepsiCo Inc. Washington, D.C.

Sessoms is responsible for developing and advancing global public policy positions in health, wellness, and the environment and participates in The Healthy Weight Commitment, a partnership of retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, trade associations, and non-governmental organizations in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America and the Let’s Move campaign to stem childhood obesity. Sessoms is also involved in the Clear on Calories project, which is committed to outlining total calorie count on the front of all beverage containers by 2012. “Part of my role is to explain to those advocates in this administration and other policymakers about all the things we are doing and continue to do on nutrition.”        

—Sonia Alleyne

Robert Spencer 31
VP/Co-Head of Japan Equity
Derivatives Sales, Equities Division
Goldman Sachs Tokyo

Spencer is co-head of equity derivative sales forn one of the world’s most powerful investment banks, managing the business and overseeing a team who execute trades on clients’ behalf and offer trade advice in the Japanese market. Spencer also oversees the day-to-day operations of the sales team and business planning.

Ouigi Theodore 35
Creative Director/Partner
The Brooklyn Circus New York

For Theodore, style is bigger than fashionable clothes; it’s a creative, cultural process. Founded in 2006,  The Brooklyn Circus, Theodore’s eclectic men’s and women’s fashion offerings, are available at his boutiques in Brooklyn, Chicago, and San Francisco. He sells everything from cardigans, bags (in partnership with Fila), and wingtip boots to his coffee table book, Changing of the Guards.

Latoya Wall 29
Founder
The Bulsard Group L.L.C.  Houston

A Master Black Belt, the highest level for administering Six Sigma compliance, Wall uses statistical analysis to improve efficiency by restructuring business process for clients such as Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, where her work will affect materials used for offshore facilities and drilling at a total production value of 700,000 barrels of oil each day.

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