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BLACK ENTERPRISE PRESENTS THE 2021 40 UNDER 40 LIST, FEATURING AN ILLUSTRIOUS GROUP OF YOUNG BLACK LEADERS MAKING WAVES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE INDUSTRIES AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

BLACK ENTERPRISE PRESENTS THE 2021 40 UNDER 40 LIST, FEATURING AN ILLUSTRIOUS GROUP OF YOUNG BLACK LEADERS MAKING WAVES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE INDUSTRIES AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

 

This extraordinary roster of disruptors is making moves that have placed them on the path to power and success in their respective fields before their 40th birthdays. Some have demonstrated creative talent and business prowess, while others produced millions of dollars in revenues or dedicated their life’s work to creating change and impact. Collectively, they are changing the world at local, national, and global levels. Members of this illustrious group range from entrepreneurs, politicians, corporate executives, athletes, entertainers, and activists.

BLACK ENTERPRISE salutes this amazing class of change agents, movers-and-shakers, and gifted talents.

This extraordinary roster of disruptors is making moves that have placed them on the path to power and success in their respective fields before their 40th birthdays. Some have demonstrated creative talent and business prowess, while others produced millions of dollars in revenues or dedicated their life’s work to creating change and impact. Collectively, they are changing the world at local, national, and global levels. Members of this illustrious group range from entrepreneurs, politicians, corporate executives, athletes, entertainers, and activists.

BLACK ENTERPRISE salutes this amazing class of change agents, movers-and-shakers, and gifted talents – Join us to celebrate them on May 20 at the 40 Under 40 Summit!

MEET THE 40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

OUR 40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

MATTY J. ADE, 31

CEO, DIGITAL BRANDZ

YAMICHE ALCINDOR, 34

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT, PBS NEWSHOUR & MODERATOR, WASHINGTON WEEK

MARGARET ANADU, 39

GLOBAL HEAD, SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACT & CHAIRWOMAN, URBAN INVESTMENT GROUP

MAIA CHAKA, 39

NFL OFFICIAL

CHLOE CHEYENNE ROGERS, 30

FOUNDER, COMMUNITYX

MOOGEGA COOPER, 36

PLANETARY PROTECTION ENGINEER, NASA'S JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

KIZZMEKIA CORBETT, 35

SR. RESEARCH FELLOW & SCIENTIFIC LEAD CORONAVIRUS VACCINES & IMMUNOPATHOGENESIS TEAM

JASMINE CROWE, 38

Founder of Goodr

ANGELINA DARRISAW, 34

FOUNDER & CEO, C-SUITE COACH

Morgan DeBaun, 31

FOUNDER & CEO, BLAVITY INC.

MELANIE HABWE DICKSON, 35

VP, AMERICAS ISHARES BUSINESS STRATEGY, BLACKROCK

IMANI ELLIS, 31

FOUNDER, CULTURECON & CREATIVE COLLECTIVE NYC

AMANDA GORMAN, 23

NATIONAL YOUTH POET LAUREATE

WILLIAM HEARD, 38

CEO & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, HEARD CAPITAL L.L.C.

JOHN HENRY, 28

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO, LOOP INSURANCE

ANGELINA HOWARD, 29

SR. PRODUCT MANAGER, AMAZON

KYRIE IRVING, 28

NBA PLAYER, PHILANTHROPIST & SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE

LORRON JAMES, 38

CEO, JAMES GROUP INTERNATIONAL

VERNON “VERNON J.” JONES, 33

FOUNDER, EQUITYCOIN

MICHAEL B. JORDAN, 34

ACTOR & PRODUCER

PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS, 37

CO-FOUNDER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER, AUTHOR & ACTIVIST

CHRIS LYONS, 34

MANAGING PARTNER & HEAD OF CULTURAL LEADERSHIP FUND, ANDREESSEN HOROWITZ

SHAREEF “RO$$ MAC” MCDONALD, 31

CREATOR & HOST, REVOLT TV’S MACONOMICS

DERAY MCKESSON, 36

CO-FOUNDER, CAMPAIGN ZERO

TREVOR NOAH, 37

HOST, THE DAILY SHOW & COMEDIAN

NAOMI OSAKA, 23

TENNIS PLAYER, ENTREPRENEUR & ACTIVIST

BRITTANY PACKNETT CUNNINGHAM, 36

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL LOVE & POWER WORKS; CO-FOUNDER, CAMPAIGN ZERO

ANGELO PINTO, 39

SENIOR STRATEGIST JUSTICE NYC & CO-FOUNDER, UNTIL FREEDOM

ISSA RAE, 36

ACTRESS, WRITER, PRODUCER & ENTREPRENEUR

SYMONE D. SANDERS, 31

SENIOR ADVISOR & CHIEF SPOKESPERSON FOR VP KAMALA HARRIS

YARA SHAHIDI, 21

ACTRESS, PRODUCER, & CHANGE AGENT

DOROTHY JEAN TILLMAN, 15

FOUNDER & CEO, DOROTHY JEANIUS STEAM LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

RITCHIE TORRES, 33

REPRESENTATIVE, 15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NEW YORK

LAUREN UNDERWOOD, 35

REPRESENTATIVE, 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

BUBBA WALLACE, 27

NASCAR DRIVER & SOCIAL ADVOCATE

EBONI K. WILLIAMS, 37

ATTORNEY, TV HOST, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & ACTRESS

KEZIA M. WILLIAMS

CEO, THE BLACK UPSTART

ALICIA WILSON, 38

VP, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY & JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTH SYSTEM

JASON WRIGHT, 39

PRESIDENT, WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

DANIELLE YOUNG, 36

CONTENT CREATOR AND JOURNALIST

CHLOE CHEYENNE ROGERS, 30

FOUNDER, COMMUNITYX

PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS, 37

CO-FOUNDER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER, AUTHOR & ACTIVIST

DERAY MCKESSON, 36

CO-FOUNDER, CAMPAIGN ZERO

BRITTANY PACKNETT CUNNINGHAM, 36

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL LOVE & POWER WORKS; CO-FOUNDER, CAMPAIGN ZERO

ANGELO PINTO, 39

SENIOR STRATEGIST JUSTICE NYC & CO-FOUNDER, UNTIL FREEDOM

AMANDA GORMAN, 23

NATIONAL YOUTH POET LAUREATE

MICHAEL B. JORDAN, 34

ACTOR & PRODUCER

ISSA RAE, 36

ACTRESS, WRITER, PRODUCER & ENTREPRENEUR

YARA SHAHIDI, 21

ACTRESS, PRODUCER, & CHANGE AGENT

MATTY J. ADE, 31

CEO, DIGITAL BRANDZ

ANGELINA DARRISAW, 34

FOUNDER & CEO, C-SUITE COACH

JOHN HENRY, 28

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO, LOOP INSURANCE

LORRON JAMES, 38

CEO, JAMES GROUP INTERNATIONAL

VERNON “VERNON J.” JONES, 33

FOUNDER, EQUITYCOIN

MARGARET ANADU, 39

GLOBAL HEAD, SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACT & CHAIRWOMAN, URBAN INVESTMENT GROUP

MELANIE HABWE DICKSON, 35

VP, AMERICAS ISHARES BUSINESS STRATEGY, BLACKROCK

WILLIAM HEARD, 38

CEO & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, HEARD CAPITAL L.L.C.

SHAREEF “RO$$ MAC” MCDONALD, 31

CREATOR & HOST, REVOLT TV’S MACONOMICS

KEZIA M. WILLIAMS

CEO, THE BLACK UPSTART

ALICIA WILSON, 38

VP, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY & JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTH SYSTEM

YAMICHE ALCINDOR, 34

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT, PBS NEWSHOUR & MODERATOR, WASHINGTON WEEK

Morgan DeBaun, 31

FOUNDER & CEO, BLAVITY INC.

IMANI ELLIS, 31

FOUNDER, CULTURECON & CREATIVE COLLECTIVE NYC

TREVOR NOAH, 37

HOST, THE DAILY SHOW & COMEDIAN

EBONI K. WILLIAMS, 37

ATTORNEY, TV HOST, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & ACTRESS

DANIELLE YOUNG, 36

CONTENT CREATOR AND JOURNALIST

SYMONE D. SANDERS, 31

SENIOR ADVISOR & CHIEF SPOKESPERSON FOR VP KAMALA HARRIS

RITCHIE TORRES, 33

REPRESENTATIVE, 15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NEW YORK

LAUREN UNDERWOOD, 35

REPRESENTATIVE, 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

MAIA CHAKA, 39

NFL OFFICIAL

KYRIE IRVING, 28

NBA PLAYER, PHILANTHROPIST & SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE

NAOMI OSAKA, 23

TENNIS PLAYER, ENTREPRENEUR & ACTIVIST

BUBBA WALLACE, 27

NASCAR DRIVER & SOCIAL ADVOCATE

JASON WRIGHT, 39

PRESIDENT, WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

MOOGEGA COOPER, 36

PLANETARY PROTECTION ENGINEER, NASA'S JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

KIZZMEKIA CORBETT, 35

SR. RESEARCH FELLOW & SCIENTIFIC LEAD CORONAVIRUS VACCINES & IMMUNOPATHOGENESIS TEAM

JASMINE CROWE, 38

Founder of Goodr

ANGELINA HOWARD, 29

SR. PRODUCT MANAGER, AMAZON

CHRIS LYONS, 34

MANAGING PARTNER & HEAD OF CULTURAL LEADERSHIP FUND, ANDREESSEN HOROWITZ

DOROTHY JEAN TILLMAN, 15

FOUNDER & CEO, DOROTHY JEANIUS STEAM LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
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EDITORIAL

REGISTER FOR THE 40 UNDER 40 SUMMIT

REGISTER FOR THE 40 UNDER 40 SUMMIT

This one-of-a-kind virtual experience will bring together an amazing cohort of talented professionals and speakers who will equip you with the tools, insight, and resources you need to expand your business or excel in your career.

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When will I receive the instructions to log in?
The log-in button can be found on the Events page. You will also receive an email the day before and the day of the virtual event—via the email you used to register for the event—containing all the instructions on how to access the event.

What can I expect at the Summit?
During the event, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers via text chat, learn from our speakers, and get resources from our sponsors via the platform.

What are the technical requirements to participate/access the event?
It is strongly recommended you access the event from a Desktop, Laptop, Cell/Mobile. It is also best to use the latest Browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. (EXCEPT Internet Explorer).

Can I attend the event using my Tablet and where else can I view the event?
It is best to log on using a laptop, desktop computer, or cell phone. The event can also be viewed on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Can I invite others to attend the event?
Yes, you can encourage others to register by sharing the event link https://40Under40.blackenterprise.com/.

Can I ask questions during the sessions?
Yes, generally there is an opportunity to ask questions via “live text chat.”

Can I access and view the event/recorded sessions after the event?
Yes, the sessions can be replayed on-demand 1 hour after its scheduled time on the day of the event and up to 30 days post-event on the event platform. The chat features will not be active.

Can I join the mailing list to get updates for future events
Yes, you may send an email to beevents@blackenterprise.com to be added.

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