Women's History Month
Women Trailblazers Series
Learn firsthand how our guests achieved career success as Black women!
Free and open to the public, registration is not required for viewing.
- About Felecia Hatcher
For the past decade, Center for Black Innovation's Executive Director Felecia Hatcher has dedicated her life to inspiring a new generation of leaders through her conversational talks on Entrepreneurship, Tech Innovation Inclusion, Funding, and Personal Branding. An author and globally sought-after speaker, Hatcher has been honored at the White House as one of the Impact Top 100 Entrepreneurs under 30 in 2011 and honored as a 2014 White House Champion of Change for STEM Access and Diversity.
Hatcher serves as an advisor to startups, and travels the world speaking to students and entrepreneurs about personal marketability, building a business with limited funding, ridding communities of innovation deserts, and overcoming failure! Hatcher also works extensively with government, foundations, schools, and VCs to increase inclusive innovation.
- Watch Part 1 featuring Felecia Hatcher on 3/10
- About Cozbi Cabrera
Dollmaker, illustrator, and author Cozbi A. Cabrera attended Parsons School of Design, receiving her BFA in communications. For 15 years, Cabrera was a design director for Sony Music, creating album covers.
While shopping at an antique market, she noticed that black dolls very often were not made with much love and affection. Vintage black dolls are “ludicrous,” Cabrera says, and often made in ignorance to poke fun at people. She then was on a mission to create unique dolls that could be handed down through generations. “I wanted to express something that was really beautiful…” Since then she has gotten worldwide exposure from the Oprah Winfrey Show and has been featured twice on Martha Stewart Living and on the Oxygen Network.
- Watch Part 2 featuring Cozbi Cabrera on 3/12
- About Dr. Anita Moncrease
A native Detroiter, Dr. Anita Moncrease graduated from Northwestern High School and attended Michigan State University, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Medical Technology and a bachelor's degree in Urban Development. An alumna of the School of Medicine's Post Baccalaureate Program, she obtained her medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Moncrease attended Harvard University, where she earned a master's degree in Public Health and was one of the first recipients of the Harvard/Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.
She held leadership positions in the design and implementation of projects such as the City of Detroit/Wayne County response to Hurricane Katrina, the Detroit-Wayne County Health Authority, Super Bowl XL (chaired Detroit's Response for the Homeless and Detroit's Warming Centers Initiative), and the City of Detroit Youth Violence Initiative, among many others.
- Watch Part 3 featuring Dr. Anita Moncrease on 3/24