Rebecca Obounou is a dynamic #entrepreneur and founder of CHES, a social enterprise that provides access to resources to rural entrepreneurs in Haiti. Rebecca’s inspiration for launching CHES was in large part due to her experiences growing up in Haiti, where she witnessed the impact of charity on the local economy, and how that in turn affected the ability of vulnerable Haitians to access dignified jobs.
Rebecca earned her undergraduate degree in Management from Bentley University and holds a Master in Business Administration from Babson College with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and the Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track. Her career includes corporate retail, real estate sales, product sales, and hospitality. In addition to her entrepreneurial work in Haiti, Rebecca serves as the Assistant Director of the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Rebecca is happily married, loves traveling the world, and enjoys well-made movies and TV series.
Genevieve Angelique is a Haitian-American blogger, photographer, podcast host and creative entrepreneur whose media career began with the November 2016 launch of her lifestyle blog, Lagos Days Paris Nights (now GenevieveAngelique.com). A Cambridge, MA native with a passion for street art, fashion and bringing community together, Genevieve Angelique created a niche with event blogging by providing services that included write-ups, photography and social media takeovers. However, she found herself discontent with the lack of inclusivity in Boston’s social scene, so she decided to take matters into her own hands. Her discontent would birth a weekly black Boston events listing, known as Boston Come Through – an idea that would later flourish into a media website and radio/podcast that serves as a central platform to connect all of the multi-cultural and multi-talented communities that comprise Black Boston. Through Boston Come Through, Genevieve executes her writing skills by creating engaging content for the audience, while producing the radio/podcast, and curating the weekly events listing and newsletter. Outside of Genevieve Angelique and Boston Come Through, Genevieve has held the role of Travel & Lifestyle Editor and contributing writer at Bel Monique Magazine (June 2017 – May 2018), freelanced for The Somerville Times, collaborated with BREAD Boston, while working as a Secret Boston Ambassador specializing in social media takeovers for well over thirty events. She’s also been featured as the Somerville Media Center’s December 2017 Member of the Month and was named by Kreyolicious as ‘a podcaster to watch.’ In her spare time, Genevieve Angelique can be found enjoying brunch, photographing the latest street art, upcycling something new for her wardrobe or sharing her thoughts on self-esteem, healthy boundaries and relationships via her signature #ButYouDontHearMeThough Facebook posts. Follow Genevieve Angelique on the following social media platforms: Instagram: @genevieve_angeliqeue Facebook: Genevieve Angelique Twitter: @genangelique
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