Photo by Kristen White. Pharrell Williamss’ newly launched Black Ambition initiative is Chanel Give black and Latino entrepreneurs great opportunities. Chanel is now announcing a two-part program aimed at shedding new talent from the growing number of HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) students and entrepreneurs. “Chanel’s support for Black Ambition is at the heart of Black Ambition’s mission and essential to the success of the next generation of Black and Latino entrepreneurs,” said Williams. In society, Chanel has put together a great panel of women to talk about leadership through women’s lenses. “
The first part of the initiative will bring together a great group of “Women Who Lead” experts to a panel discussion to provide career guidance to Black Ambition Award candidates.In a conversation entitled Leading woman, Tracee Ellis Ross, Edith Cooper, Emma Grede and Natalie Massenet gathered to discuss leadership, determination, motivation, resilience and the community. The second pillar of the program focuses on a “comprehensive mentorship program.” Williams says this is one of the biggest challenges for such award winners. “You may have a great business idea,” he told Vanity Fair. “But that doesn’t mean you know how to run your business.” The workshop provides finalists with unprecedented access to Chanel’s leadership community. It also provides access to a network of brand experts to provide the brand building skills needed for today’s business environment.