As the country continues navigating through the pandemic, organizations should reimagine how they provide resources and engage their constituency. Every year Seeds of Fortune Inc. hosts their Seeds to Bloom Awards, an induction ceremony for the newest HS members and a celebration of their graduating HS seniors’ collegiate scholarship awards at $30 million to date as they matriculate into university. During the event, Seeds of Fortune recognizes extraordinary women who inspire the next generation of women of color across industries. This year’s celebration took place on June 5 at the Rubin Museum of Art.
2022 Seed to Bloom honorees
- Brooklyn White-Grier, Gen Z Editor, ESSENCE, Corporate Community Award
- Barbara Peng, President, Insider Inc., Corporate Entrepreneur Award
- Christina Boyle, Managing Director, Internet & Digital Media Sector Head, BMO Capital Market, HerWall Street Award
- Lurie Daniel-Favors, Executive Director, The Center for Law and Social Justice Medgar Evers College, Educator Community Award
- Miguelina Camilo, Bronx Chapter President,100 Hispanic Women National, Inc., Woman of the Year Award
- Natalie Guzman, CMO Savage X Fenty: Lingerie by Rihanna, Corporate Community Award
- Tolulope Omokaiye, Founder & CEO, EVOLVE Mentoring, Inc., Business Community Award
Financial empowerment summit
The organization combined the awards with their inaugural “Women of Color Creating Wealth” Summit, which took place at Nasdaq. The summit is dedicated to helping Gen Z learn how to manage personal finances and prepare for their financial futures. Participants focused on learning Budgeting and Savings sponsored by Fidelity, while Black Girl Freedom Fund of GrantMakers for Girls of Color centered on investing and securing earned income.
“I am proud that we are able to continue to serve young women of color, as the college process can be intimidating, especially the financial aspect. This summit is the first step to reinforcing their financial education. We are also proud to receive the Black Women Impact Grant from Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women. With the philanthropic investment, we will have access to unrestricted, multi-year funding to grow our efforts to serve an additional 2,500 Black female HS students who have identified difficulties in affording college. This investment helps educate households of color to make strategic monetary decisions in sending their daughters to college,” says Nitiya Walker, Founder & Executive Director.