Woodbury’s School of Business invited two dynamic minority entrepreneurs to speak at its ‘Entrepreneurs Lecture’ series to empower its widely diverse student body.
Jocelyn Ramirez is founder of Todo Verde, a food business inspired by Latin American roots and flavors that provides healthy and delicious plant-based culturally relevant dishes to the East Los Angeles community and beyond.
Jocelyn, who is also a college professor, yoga instructor, and advocate for healthy food access in her community, founded Todo Verde in 2015 with a mission to create delicious and healthy plant-based food inspired by her Mexican and South American roots for the Eastside community.
She shared her passion for plant-based foods and mindful approach to awareness, and provided insights into the challenges of running a start-up, and underscored the importance of passion and determination in realizing your dreams. She also proudly shared an inspiring story about publishing her new book, La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor (Page Street Publishing, April 2020), consisting of an inspired collection of time-honored Mexican recipes.
Dr. Randal Pinkett is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm headquartered in Newark, NJ. Dr. Pinkett is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, scholar, and a leading voice in business, technology, and diversity and inclusion.
The aspiring presence of BCT lies in working towards the creation of a more diverse and equitable society. The founder of BCT believed there was more power in “we” than “I” and that by combining their knowledge and skills, they could help both the private and public sector begin to solve complex social issues.
It’s been twenty years since BCT was founded, and the passion remains. It is one of the most respected and successful consulting practices in the country. BCT uses its passion for equity, understanding of diverse populations and technology expertise to develop solutions that create a more just society. BCT’s mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. The company has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms and named to Black Enterprise’s 100 list of the nation’s largest African American-owned businesses.
Last Updated on December 1, 2020.