Y.A.B. is a women's business non-profit organization, that operates as a conglomerate created by three women thriving to be the best in every aspect of life. We focus on changing the narrative for women of color in business. By challenging the socially constructed hierarchy of the placement of women of color in business through creating a chamber of commerce for businesses owned by this demographic, we are able to push for a percentage increase in chief executive officers and founders with consistently thriving businesses.With a strong focus on business & entrepreneurship, community engagement & mentorship, and personal development, Y.A.B.'s goal is to support, uplift, and encourage women of color and to ultimately "Lift As We Climb"...
Co-Founder Lauren is the driving force behind the business and development entity of Y.A.B. She has a passion for helping to develop businesses for women of color and further promote the businesses that already exist. Lauren's personal career in politics working with several corporate executives and business owners as campaign donors has helped to expand the Y.A.B. network. Through the business development entity of Y.A.B., Lauren works with co-working spaces to change the narrative and bring more women of color to their resources to create collaborations and opportunity. By fostering event collaborations and outreach to several female-owned businesses, Lauren helps Y.A.B. to further flourish and carry out our mission.
Community Engagement & Mentorship
Co-Founder Courtney is the driving force behind the community engagement and mentorship entity of Y.A.B. She has a passion for helping to develop young girls and further enhance their educational development. Courtney's personal career in higher education as an instructor has helped to develop our Y.A.B. Mentorship Program in Chicago Public Schools and set the platform for future programs. Through event collaborations and outreach to several dynamic mentors, Courtney helps Y.A.B. to further flourish and carry out our mission.
Co-Founder Brittany (Daisy) is the driving force behind the personal development entity of Y.A.B. She has a passion for helping women to develop through self-awareness and branding. Brittany's personal career in fashion and styling has helped to develop our membership base and bring in strong women to make our network well-rounded. Through event collaborations and outreach to several professional women, Brittany (Daisy) helps Y.A.B. to further flourish and carry out our mission.
Businesses and Organizations Y.A.B. has worked with:
"Business women need an outlet and Y.A.B. is that for me! I've been a venture partner for years now and love that we are able to foster communication and collaboration among other like-minded business women!" ~Chuniq Inpower, Founder of Chuniq PR and Former Digital Content Manager for The Source Magazine
"Y.A.B. is simply great. It's amazing organization is filled with young, ambitious women who are bursting at the seams with talent. They uplift, encourage, and support. Check them out!" ~Good Girl Radio
"Y.A.B. is a wonderful organization helping young ladies & women realize and reach their full potential! They mentor young ladies and assist entrepreneurs. Definitely contact them about potential membership." ~Detroit Professionals
"I believe what Y.A.B. is doing to inspire is awesome and would love to help promote it in the Baltimore area!" ~Yasmin Perkins, President at The Colleen Perkins-Bailey Project
"Y.A.B. sounds pretty amazing and like the sort of organization I would like to be involved with." ~Fikayo Giwa, Creative Director of Simply Kayo and Strategy & Business Manager in the UK
"I love when women come together and turn into 'superheroes' and empower and support one another! Great job forming the Y.A.B. organization! " ~Timina Smith, Owner and Event Specialist at Elite Occasions
"So excited and honored to have been accepted into this network of young, ambitious, and beautiful black women." ~Danielle Elaine, Lifetsyle Contributor at Kontrol Magazine