Fashion Speakers

We have some of the top African-American names in the fashion industry available to hire for lecturing and public speaking at community and corporate functions at Great Black Speakers. Finding success in the fashion industry is no easy task, it requires unique skills, savvy marketing and an inspired passion for fashion. Some of the most highly celebrated African-American names in the fashion industry also do public speaking and lecturing about their craft and how they’ve found their personal success. To inspire a crowd to take on the wonderful world of the fashion industry, take a look at some of the top speakers we have available.

Jalen Rose

Current ESPN/ABC Analyst; University of Michigan Fab Five and 13-year NBA Star; and Founder of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose          Current ESPN/ABC analyst and former 13-year NBA star Jalen Rose is one of the few professional athletes to maintain a high profile post retirement. Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Jalen continues to show his versatility in the broadcast booth, in the entertainment world and as a philanthropist. Jalen was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Southwestern High Schoo...


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Tai Beauchamp

Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others

Tai Beauchamp         A media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspiration can sta...


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Dahn Elle Dior Ballard

My Passion is to inspire Women to live a life of Balance, Wholeness, Beauty and Strength. These qualities effect how we raise our kids, love our mates & each other. Together we can change the world.

Dahn Elle Dior Ballard         Never one to shy away from a hyphenate, Dahn Elle Dior grew up with dreams of the stage which morphed into a love of film and all things celluloid.Her childhood was spent watching Black & White cinema and countless Musicals, which provided an outlet for Dahn, whose young life was fraught with upheaval and constantly moving from place to place. It also forged in her an uncanny ability to read her audience, tell a sto...


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Vanessa Simmons

Star of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, & hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records

Vanessa Simmons         Angela and Vanessa Simmons are the stars of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, executive produced by P. Diddy and their uncle, hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records, going strong for 6 years in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the family of hip-hop, as well as their own MTV Reality Show Daddy’s Girls chronicling their jet-setting bicoastal lives as they navigate Hollywood...


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Angela Simmons

Star of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, & hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records

Angela Simmons         Angela and Vanessa Simmons are the stars of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, executive produced by P. Diddy and their uncle, hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records, going strong for 6 years in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the family of hip-hop, as well as their own MTV Reality Show Daddy’s Girls chronicling their jet-setting bicoastal lives as they navigate Hollywood ...


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Lauren Maillian Bias         Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding™, a strategic marketing company.A serial entrepreneur, at age 19, Lauren founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.Lauren is passi...


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Kimberly E. Stone          Kimberly, Founder of POSHGLAM.com, is an entrepreneur with a knack for recognizing creative talent and pinpointing successful lines.            POSHGLAM started out as a side venture while Stone attended school. During the growth stages of POSHGLAM, Stone worked as a weekend entrepreneur while working as a Relationship Manager for an IT Staffing Augmentation Firm.   Stone pushed forward with the development of POSH...


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Alison Vaughn

Keynote Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur • Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs

Alison Vaughn         A decade of making a difference in the community.Alison Vaughn is an award-winning entrepreneur and co-author of the book, Inspired Style.Making a Lasting Difference, One Jacket at a TimeAlison was deeply moved when reunited after 20 years with a half-sister who was both receiving welfare payments and dying from cancer. Compelled to make her own life a tribute to women like her sister who need a bridge to achieve better live...


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