Lisa Ellis, an operating partner at investment firm Fireman Ellis, is an executive power player who got her start in the music industry. She was executive vice president at Sony Music Label Group and before that, was president and general manager of Sony Urban Music, after having gained experience in marketing, promotions, A&R and public relations with Sony Music Entertainment. Sony's musical roster includes heavyweights Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Willow Smith.
Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.