Culture Creators Announces 4th Annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch Friday, June 22nd, 2019

June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019 admin

Culture Creators Announces 4th Annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch Friday, June 22nd

 Partners Include Hilton, Don Julio Tequila, Pepsi & Lexus

(Los Angeles, CA)  Culture Creators will host its fourth annual “Innovators & Leaders” Awards Brunch at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the International Ballroom on Saturday, June 22, 2019—as announced today by Variety.

The event welcomes corporate partners such as HiltonDon Julio TequilaPepsi, and Lexus. The exclusive invite-only gala maintains its status as one of the most sought-after and influential moments of BET Awards Weekend for four consecutive years and running. Once again, 2019 sees the event expand and evolve as it highlights the achievements of thought leaders, philanthropists, executives, entertainers, artists, and other pillars of African American culture in an intimate setting among key players.

Endeavoring to recognize “Innovators & Leaders” whose influence set the pace for everything from entertainment and finance to activism and art, the new vanguard of risk takers takes center stage at the event. In 2016, Andre Harrell received the first Icon Award to be followed by Russell Simmons and Sylvia Rhone. Actress Tiffany Haddish received the Innovator of the Year award in 2017. Past honorees include the likes of Jemele HillKevin LilesKenya BarrisJason Bolden, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Brickson Diamond, Charlamagne Tha God, Charles D. King, Tiffany Hasbourne, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Jesse Collins,  Angela Rye, and many others.

In a recent interview with ForbesCulture Creators founder Joi Brown spoke the mission and vision, “We create the culture behind the scenes that the world consumes. Imagine if we all worked together, became narrators of our own stories, built a supportive inclusive community that made room at the table for those who are ready?”

 Culture Creators has done just that and will continue to do so. Watch these “Innovators & Leaders” thrive this year and beyond.

Innovators & Leaders Award 2019

Icon Award

Byron Allen

Founder, Chairman, CEO – Entertainment Studios

Innovator of the Year

Marsai Martin

Actress, Film Director, Producer

Film & Television

James Lopez, President Will Packer Productions


Tiffany R. Warren,

Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group

Founder & President, AdColor


Morgan DeBaun, Founder & CEO Blavity Inc.

Iddris Sandu, Entrepreneur


Phyllis Newhouse

Founder & CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. and Founder of ShoulderUp


Quality Control Music: CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee


Antoine Phillips

Vice President, Brand and Culture Engagement, GUCCI


Alexys Feaster

Senior Director Player Development, NBA


Simphiwe Ndzube

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