For Immediate Release
Contact: Raven Robinson
Seeds Of Fortune Inc. Host Their Eighth Annual Seed to Bloom Awards
New York, New York - (6/1/21)- On Saturday, June 12th Seeds of Fortune Inc. will host their 8th Annual “Seed To Bloom Awards” at the elegant Terrace on the Park banquet hall in Queens and virtually online via Remo.
Since its inception, Seeds of Fortune Inc. has worked to empower young women of color by assisting them as they apply for scholarships and aid to college. Once the students secure college funding, the organization trains them on how to become financially empowered throughout college and within their personal life. This year, the organization is celebrating millions in scholarships earned by the 2021 graduating class.
Every year the annual ceremony works to celebrate and induct the organization’s new High School Scholars as they enter into the Seeds of Fortune Inc. program. The event will also be a celebration of their graduating high school seniors’ collegiate scholarship awards as they matriculate into the University Scholars program. During the event Seeds of Fortune will also work to recognize extraordinary women in the community who inspire the next generation of women in finance, entrepreneurship, and community activism via their Corporate Awards, Her Wall Street Award, Women of the Year Award, and Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
HerWallStreet: Margaret Anadu, Partner, Global Head of Sustainability and Impact at Goldman Sachs
Woman of the Year: Elicia Spearman, General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources at Quinnipiac University
Corporate Community Award, Northeast: April Drummond, Vice President, Finance - Social Impact at Sesame Workshop
Corporate Community Award, Mid Atlantic: Kimberly Dorsett, Chief Human Resources Officer at Capital Impact Partners
Corporate Community Award, Southeast: Ileana Musa, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Corporate Entrepreneur of the Year: Crystal Hardie Langston, Principal, Chief Diversity Officer at Vanguard
Educator Community Award: Debra Lamb, Senior Director, Student Services and Community Partnerships, Office of the First Deputy Chancellor at the NYC DOE
Entrepreneur of the Year: Tricia Taitt, Founder, Art of Money Matters
When asked, “What does it mean to be a Seeds of Fortune Scholar?”, one of the students responded “Being a Seeds of Fortune Scholar means being a women a color who is capable of taking on any challenge, despite the circumstances that may come her way.”
About Seeds of Fortune
Seeds of Fortune Inc. is a scholarship program creating the next generation of financially empowered young women of color by helping them apply for college scholarships, as well as teaching career and financial management skills.