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OHUBNext - Building Brands for The New Majority

Thursday, September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Organized By OHUB
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Orion Brown is Founder & CEO of BlackTravelBox®, a premium clean beauty brand targeting women of color. She is a brand strategy professional with over fifteen years’ experience in brand strategy and business management. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, she led brand strategy for Oracle and consumer marketing efforts for digital brands at Hasbro.

She spent the bulk of her brand career at Kraft Foods leading marketing, management, and operations initiatives across several beloved global brands. She’s a graduate of The University of Chicago and holds an MBA from Duke University. Orion is a lover of travel and food, spending most of her free time outside of her career pursuing the best of both.

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For 7+ years, OHUB has been leveling up a community of intentional, innovative and ambitious technologists, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem builders on their journey into the future of work, startup ecosystem, fourth industrial revolution and beyond as a path to shared prosperity and multi-generational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth.

OHUBNext is the gateway into the OHUB community that provides members with the early exposure, mentorship and connections to skills, industry, employers, startup resources, capital and investment opportunities necessary to advance racial equity in the future of work, fourth industrial revolution and beyond. Anchored by a growing library of expert content, members also receive a daily curated newsletter and webinar designed to position them to take advantage of opportunities traditionally leveraged by well connected and privileged communities.

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