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Tawana Bain

As CEO at TBAIN & Co, Tawana is a leading marketing strategist and visionary with a niche in streamlining their diverse portfolio of services. In addition, Bain is the Founder of the Global Economic Diversity Development Initiative, a Black founded and predominantly Black-led, a non-profit focused on building economic wealth for the black community. One of GEDDI’s most notable programs is the Derby Diversity & Business Summit program that launched in 2017 – designed to drive innovative strategies to attract diverse consumers while promoting the intersection of best in class diverse business leaders within the Executive Workforce and Global Supply Chain. Aside from Bain’s philanthropic and social justice work, she is also the proud owner of Encore on 4th, a Southern Coastal Booze Room with Live Music, situated in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, known for serving as an intersection for various cultures to network, enjoy good food and shake a tail feather. Not only is she a force to be reckoned with on the entertainment scene, but she’s the founder of one of Louisville’s hottest curated boutiques – AFMThreads, located in both Oxmoor and St. Matthews Mall. AFM is known for its trendy, chic and unique head-to-toe wear.