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Emerging business leaders who are shaping our future

Subject: Julia Feliz Sessoms

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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  1. moven says:

    im a young Zimbabwean involved in general metal fabrication and this section is growing very fast but with the poor financing in my nation blacks in business will always be small.what methods can i put in place to make it

  2. Yvette Duncan says:

    I would like to say congratulations to all the NEXT FORTY BUSINESS LEADERS !! it is extremely exciting to read of all their achievements. Special congratulations to my niece Leona Locke Dotson.

  3. Ongel Duncan says:

    Congratulations to all of these Intelligent, Innovative and BRILLANT Future Leaders. I am especially Proud of my Daughter Leona Locke Dotson. Continue to strive to be the best of the Future.

    • Alice Daves says:

      Leona, I am truly proud of you and the way you have “moved up” in your career.  
      To watch you grow from a baby to a beautiful, smart young woman is quite moving
      to me.  CONGRATULATIONS.

  4. Bethlyn says:

    Congratulations everyone! Chisa Brookes keep up the great work for now and our future!

  5. Way to go Chisa! They could use you at BP.

  6. A. P Smikle-Sterling says:

    Congratulations to all the winners. A big congrats to my son’s name sake -Jayson Smikle. Friends contacted me is this the same Jason Smikle. It’s interesting – names such as these are very different. Young man, keep going, the sky is the limit.

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