Partnership To Kick Off With “Queens of Culture: Legends of Business” Event
In NYC On June 14
NEW YORK – June 7, 2022 – Forbes today announced its new partnership with Moët Hennessy USA and revealed an event series, Legends of Culture, which was created to celebrate women and men of color who are changing the game in their respective industries while paving the way for others. As the luxury wines and spirits industry leader, Moët Hennessy brands have been a benchmark in the Black and Brown community, not just as the luxury wine and spirits industry leader, but as a steadfast supporter. This partnership will bring together the convening power of For(bes) the Culture, preeminent community for young Black and Brown entrepreneurs, Forbes Representation & Inclusion Practice and Moët Hennessy to help amplify how culture impacts business, arts, entrepreneurship and communities
The first event in this new series, Queens of Culture: Legends of Business, will take place in New York City on June 14 and will celebrate 50 women who are proudly standing as changemakers and tastemakers in their respective fields and culture. In the spirit of uplifting other women of color as they climb, these 50 changemakers will also invite 50 up-and-coming female trailblazers of their choice to join them at the event.
Queens of Culture will feature a lineup of incredible speakers, including:
· Sunny HostinEmmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s “The View” and New York Times best-selling author
· Huma AbdinChief of Staff to Hillary Clinton and author of Both/And: A Life In Many Worlds
· Valeisha Butterfield JonesCo-President, The Recording Academy
· Yvette Noel-SchureFounder, Schure Media Group & Celebrity Publicist
· Roland GuevaraDirector of Cultural Diversity, Partnerships & Engagements, Moët Hennessy
· Raquel “Rocky” HarrisSenior Multiplatform Reporter, For(bes) the Culture
“The focus of this partnership is to provide a direct response to the question ‘where are all of the executive leaders of color?’ We want to demonstrate the breadth and depth of their achievement, impact, and abundance,” said Sadé Muhammad, Vice President, Representation & Inclusion Practice, Forbes. “By partnering with Moët Hennessy USA, we want to pause and recognize their incredible success and achievements, and also galvanize these communities to support and mentor others on the rise.”
“MH’s commitment to advance Inclusion, Diversity & Equity is paramount to the success of Black and Brown communities. We look forward to honoring the many ways in which these trailblazing women have transformed their industries by continuously lifting others as they climb,” said Roland Guevara, Director of Cultural Diversity, Partnerships & Engagements, Moët Hennessy. “Forbes shares in this mission, making them a powerful partner to continue to recognize, salute and empower these individuals.”
Later this year, For(bes) the Culture and Moët Hennessy USA will also be hosting a Kings of Culture: Legends of Business event to celebrate a select group of Black and Brown men who are exemplifying excellence both in their industries and at home. This event will not only toast these legendary thinkers, innovators and creatives across their networks, but more importantly, encourage the continued investment in Black and Brown communities in the long term.
This event series is led by Forbes’ Representation & Inclusion practice, For(bes) the Culture and Moët Hennessy USA. For(bes) the Culture was founded by Rashaad Lambert in 2017 and has since become the preeminent community for young Black and Brown entrepreneurs to connect with each other, collaborate along their unique journeys, and create change as well as celebrate their successes.
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About Moët Hennessy USA
Moët Hennessy USA is the leading importer and marketer of high-quality wines, spirits and champagnes in the US The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere Vodka; Volcan de mi Tierra Tequila; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies, Woodinville; and fine wines, Ao Yun, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard, Numanthia, Terrazas de Los Andes, Smoke Tree, Chandon California. Moët Hennessy has a strong consumer focus with an uncompromising commitment to building luxury brands.