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Posted March 12, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Photo
 
 

[COMING] Courtney Parham (Organization Leader: Young Professionals / Retail)

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Courtney Parham

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ORGANIZATION LEADER | YOUNG BLACKS OF THE BAY (YBB)
THE BASICS

Editor’s Note: In addition to founding and growing one of the most successful organizations for African American young professionals in the Bay Area, in November 2015 Courtney became Stella & Dot’s first African American Director among 30,000 Independent Stylists. Stella & Dot is an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women featuring a boutique-style jewelry and accessories line available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online.

Name: Courtney Parham
Age: 30s • Status: Single • Kids: No
Place of Birth: Oakland, CA • Raised: Oakland, CA
Professional Background: Previously a social media marketing consultant who now leads a team of over 100 women entrepreneurs in a jewelry and accessories business.
What achievement or position are you most known for? Founder/Organizer, Young Blacks of the Bay
Contact/Follow: WebsiteLinkedIn
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
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Field #1: Meetup
Yrs of Experience: 7
Title: Founder/Organizer
Organization: Young Blacks of the Bay (YBB) • Oakland, CA
What it does and what I do: Young Blacks of the Bay™ celebrates the “young, gifted and black” of the Bay Area through a variety of events. Experience local culture, friendship, and networking with open-minded professionals in their twenties (21+) and thirties.
Current Big Project: (coming)
Staffing/Resource Needs: (coming)
Field #2: Retail
Title: Director
Yrs of Experience: 5
Company: Stella & Dot • San Francisco
What it does and what I do: Online and onsite seller of jewelry and accessories. I help women to launch their own businesses, mentor an international team of 100 women entrepreneurs (Stylists), and play with jewelry for a living. I love my job!
Current Big Project: (coming)
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Additional Organizations: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Vanguard, Alpha Kappa Delta, Jack & Jill of America
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25 WORDS OR LESS: OFF THE TOP
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Some causes/organizations I support: Alzheimer’s Association, Girls Incorporated, buildOn, Princess Project, HollyRod Foundation, Wardrobe for Opportunity, National Association on Mental Illness, National Charity League, Inc., Human Rights Campaign
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