The Team

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one reached in life as by the

obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." -Booker T Washington 

Nzinga Blake, Creator & Founder

Nzinga Blake is an award-winning television personality, writer, producer, and social impact filmmaker, who has worked with several production companies, television networks, and global organizations including: ABC, Cartoon Network, Current TV, Showtime, BET, CBS Affiliate Network 10 Australia, TV Guide, Emergency USA, the United Nations International Labour Organization (UNILO), Google and Everytown for Gun Safety.

 

In 2014, Nzinga co-directed and produced the UNILO World AIDS Day and End Slavery Now PSAs featuring Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis and actress Garcelle Beauvais. In 2016 she was the Creative Content Director and Producer on the social impact campaign for the award-winning documentary film "Harry & Snowman," which focuses on animal rescue. She recently directed and appeared in a social impact video with Diane Warren for Everytown for Gun Safety to support the movement to end gun violence after the Parkland school shooting massacre. In 2018 Nzinga became a writer and producer for Season 2 of Google's award-winning scripted series, 'GodComplX,' which is a social impact initiative in conjunction with Google's Computer Science in Media team.

 

She has served as a keynote address speaker at the national +IMPACT Conference, where she where she encourages brands to embrace the power of social impact storytelling in efforts to appeal to the growing millennial/social conscious demographic.

 

The heart behind Fashion Ambassadors comes from Nzinga's love for storytelling, fashion, travel and social impact.

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson-Advisor

For almost two decades, Kendra Bracken-Ferguson has helped to define and navigate the digital space as a creative force for brands and influencers, becoming a recognized and sought after business innovator and global digital architect. She has a deep history with launching both her own string of successful agencies and high-growth fashion and beauty brands.

 

Now the Chief Digital Officer of CAA-GBG, the largest brand management agency in the world with 24 offices in over 20 countries, Kendra leads a global team of digital marketing experts and social media natives. CAA-GBG is a joint venture between Global Brands Group Holding Limited (“Global Brands”), and Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”) which acquired The BrainTrust, The social media agency that Kendra founded in 2016. Prior to BrainTrust gaining notoriety and success, Kendra saw an opening in the market for digital, social and influencer marketing, and she co-founded Digital Brand Architects. Now in its sixth year, DBA grew quickly from an idea at a kitchen table into the go-to firm for influencer management.

 

Before launching DBA, Kendra created the social media footprint for fashion behemoth, Ralph Lauren, where she was the company’s first Director of Digital Media. Kendra's work during and since her time at Ralph Lauren was informed by her years as Vice President, Digital at Fleishman-Hillard, New York, where she led the digital consumer team in developing social media strategies for clients including AT&T, DKNY, and P&G.  Kendra has been awarded the Emerging Voice Award by her alma mater Purdue University, and named one of the "Most Influential African American Women" by Essence Magazine.

TASHION MACON-ADVISOR

Tashion Macon is a consummate executive leader and change agent with a track record of delivering innovative, best-in- class business development to leading global marketing communication agencies.

 

Having worked in companies such as LaFace, T Mobile, the think tank group for the Gap RED Campaign and the team that structured the business model for Beats, Tashion is known as a prolific decision maker, respected thought leader and expert facilitator; considered a visionary in corporate strategy while delivering mission-critical results.   She is recognized as a superior growth catalyst with expertise in cultivating beneficial new partnerships that position agencies for increases in revenue.  

 

She also has strong orientation in launching programs, products, and processes to boost sales execution, capture new profit opportunities and expand into new channels.  Respected as a motivator and mentor with the consistent ability to leverage talented professionals and direct cross-functional teams, Tashion has been successful at boosting productivity and ensure company loyalty.  She has Participated in high-level operational initiatives, including infrastructure design, process reengineering, turnaround management, and reorganization with a unique ability to navigate and maintain corporate and pop-culture relationships with business acumen. 

SHEILA BARRY DRISCOLL-ADVISOR

Sheila is the President and Co-Founder of the Billionaire Foundation where she helps coordinate foundation research work and initiates new introductions between existing foundations and the research team. She is an Honorary Board Member and Contributing Editor of the Billionaire Chronicle, philanthropy section, and is a sought-after speaker for Global Family Office Wealth and Investment Summits. She holds a Master of Arts in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and is a former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Argentina. Sheila has been the Executive Director of the second largest national nonprofit for missing and abducted children to her current position as Co-Founder of the “Needs To” Foundation with actress, Jody Mortara, which serves the special needs community. Sheila excels at offering creative, pragmatic solutions to complex business issues as well as providing insightful nonprofit/foundation advice on philanthropic imperatives to private families, family offices and agencies. When she is not steeped in her global philanthropic work, Sheila enjoys her role as Executive Producer and Script Advisor for numerous Film and TV Show projects in Hollywood and abroad.

 

In 1907 R.O. Driscoll, her great grandfather, began producing fresh strawberries in California’s Pajaro Valley, and more than 110 years later her family is still leading the produce of fresh berries in the United States.  Sheila donates her time to the Billionaire Foundation in order to share her creative corporate and nonprofit skills with individuals, corporations and foundations so that educational programs may be developed, communities can be served and future generations may continue a legacy of giving and prosperity.

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