Tia Williams..... Author, Copy Director of Bumble and Bumble
Raqiyah Mays..... Author, Journalist, Radio Personality
Dina Kaplan..... Founder The Path
Keli Goff..... Multi-platform Journalist
Tia Williams is the ultimate style insider. For fifteen years, she was a magazine beauty editor (at YM, Elle, Glamour, Lucky, and Essence.com), and in '05, created one of the first beauty blogs, Shake Your Beauty. She's the best-selling author of THE ACCIDENTAL DIVA and the IT CHICKS series, and co-wrote Iman's THE BEAUTY OF COLOR. Currently the Copy Director at Bumble and bumble, she lives in Brooklyn with her diva daughter - and her latest novel, THE PERFECT FIND, just hit shelves!
With 2015 marking her 20th year in the media business, Raqiyah has written for everyone from Ebony and Essence to The Associated Press & Billboard throughout her career. A radio personality on New York’s 107.5 WBLS, in 2009, she was featured in VH1’s “Future Leaders of Black History” campaign. Featured in The Limited clothing store’s 2015 nationwide “New Look of Leadership” campaign, she’s been chosen as a female leader for her passionate work as an author, journalist, radio personality, stepmother, and activist.
Keli Goff is an internationally recognized multi-platform journalist and fiction writer best known for documenting the intersections of politics, pop culture, race and gender in America. As a journalist her work has appeared in some of the world’s leading publications, including the magazines Time, Cosmopolitan and Essence, and the web editions of The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Elle Magazine and New York Magazine, to name a few. Currently a Columnist for The Daily Beast, Keli previously served as a Contributor to The Washington Post blog “She the People,” The Huffington Post and the online magazine The Root.
Dina Kaplan is Founder and President of the The Path, which teaches ancient meditation techniques in a modern way. The Path teaches meditations throughout New York and at SXSW, Sundance, and elsewhere around the country. It has taught meditation to thousands of people and has been featured in The New York Times and the London Sunday Times.