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Beverly Bond      

Founder & CEO of Black Girls Rock!

A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, across sectors, has made her one of the most celebrated DJs, producers and social innovators of our time.

A true music connoisseur who has solidified herself as one of the world’s premiere DJs, Bond is known for her passion and uncanny ability to read the crowd. Over the last decade, Bond, a former Wilhelmina model, has brought her versatile talents to the most highly exclusive events and to a myriad of celebrity clients including Prince, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Erykah Badu, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Derrick Jeter, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, Jay-Z, Martha Stewart, and more.

In 2006, Bond founded Black Girls Rock!, a multifaceted empowerment organization for women and girls. Providing youth enrichment programming, the organization also established the annual Black Girls Rock! Awards to celebrate exceptional women of color who stand as pillars and inspirational role models in the community.

Bond partnered with BET Networks in 2010 to share her Black Girls Rock! vision with the rest of the world. As the creator and executive producer of the televised show, Bond worked with BET to craft a TV special groundbreaking in its approach to exhibiting the breadth and depth of talent celebrated by women in the African Diaspora. The premiere of the Black Girls Rock! Awards Show on BET in 2010 was magnanimous in regards to its motivational impact. It drew an impressive 2.7 million viewers and commanded the No. 1 spot on the chart for Black households. Adding to its success, the Black Girls Rock! Awards Show on BET received a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety Series or Special.

Bond’s work as a businesswoman, mentor, philanthropist and community leader has earned her a number of prestigious recognitions. Ebony magazine listed Bond amongst its Power 100 List from 2008-2012, marking five consecutive years that she has been recognized as one of Ebony’s Most Influential Blacks In America. Bond was also recognized as one of Essence magazine’s 40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who are Changing the World, placing her in the company of such notables as First Lady Michelle Obama, media mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, President of the Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, singer and actress Beyonce, actress Queen Latifah, and others.

With such diverse talents combined with a fierce work ethic and a devotion to music, culture, and community development, it’s little wonder that Bond has emerged as a force in the entertainment industry and as a respected voice in the world. Beverly Bond has crafted a winning blueprint for women’s empowerment, built a dynamic career in the music industry, and created meaningful media content for television. Her work stretches far beyond ordinary boundaries and is a true testament to reaching for the stars.

Speech Topics

Developing the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Innovating a Movement: Women as Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship

Rebuilding the Village: Collective Accountability for Sustainable Social Change

Media Poison: Women, Children & Media Messages in the 21st Century

Making a Difference: Social Responsibility for the Leaders of the New School

Women in Hip-Hop

Mentoring, Youth Development & Education

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